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I never got a good reply last time I posted, and I really need to know everyones input on what should I do.

SLI 9600GT or 1 3870 1gb? Links are below....


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130330 - SLI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131080 - 3870


This is going in my new gaming build so please let me know what you all think ++rep once again to all that help!
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Im an ati fanboy, but I'd say the GTs in SLI.

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if the 9600gt's are anything like the 8800gt's then i say go for the Nvidia solution. Although the x2 is an amazing single card solution, and with crossfire x drivers on their way, who knows what they will be capable of.
    
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I'd go for the 3870x2.

It's faster than a single 8800GT (which is faster than 9600) and Xfire scales better than SLI.
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Nevermind didn't realize the 9600s were out I would personally go with the X2, but TBH I would wait for the next set of drivers from both to finalize your decision.
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Wait, are you saying the 3870x2...or two of the 3870s?

3870x2 for sure.

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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
I'd go for the 3870x2.

It's faster than a single 8800GT (which is faster than 9600) and Xfire scales better than SLI.
Oh great...another ATI guy that says Xfire scales better because of ONE review who says it scaled better 50 PERCENT of the time. SLI pwns Xfire and any website will tell you that.



Get two 8800 GT's. They are looking to be a little faster than the 9xxx GT and in SLI they are anywhere from 10-60 percent faster than an X2 for the same price.
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Quote:
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Oh great...another ATI guy that says Xfire scales better because of ONE review who says it scaled better 50 PERCENT of the time. SLI pwns Xfire and any website will tell you that.



Get two 8800 GT's. They are looking to be a little faster than the 9xxx GT and in SLI they are anywhere from 10-60 percent faster than an X2 for the same price.
How is he an ATI guy? He has a friggin nvidia card if you bothered to read his sig. Go troll somewhere else silly fanboy.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [NuC] R4v3N View Post
Oh great...another ATI guy that says Xfire scales better because of ONE review who says it scaled better 50 PERCENT of the time. SLI pwns Xfire and any website will tell you that.



Get two 8800 GT's. They are looking to be a little faster than the 9xxx GT and in SLI they are anywhere from 10-60 percent faster than an X2 for the same price.
Yeah, to say that I have seen conflicting reports of which cards scale better is an understatement. I chose my cards based on multiple tests that show the this card does seem to scale better than a similar crossfire solution.
    
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I'd also agree. SLI scales fine. There have been numerous tests with 8800GT in SLI that demonstrate it.
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