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you might want to re-word the title of this to indicate that 9600GT in SLI beat an 8800GTX...
How do you define "to beat"? For me the single 8800GTX beats the 9600GT SLI overall. I don't just look at FPS. In open-world games like Crysis and WIC and many more to come (Alan Wake and FarCry 2 for example), the 384-bit 768MB is far superior to 256-bit 512MB, not FPS-wise, but minimal stutters and FPS stability. However, in games with smaller maps and lesser texture details, the power of either cards is already overkill. Same reason why I chose 8800GTX SLI over G92 GTS SLI.

Still I don't see why people would buy 9600GT SLI though. $300 can easily score a used 8800GTX in excellent condition, and of course if both options deliver about the same performance, the single-card solution is always a better choice.
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How do you define "to beat"? For me the single 8800GTX beats the 9600GT SLI overall. I don't just look at FPS. In open-world games like Crysis and WIC and many more to come (Alan Wake and FarCry 2 for example), the 384-bit 768MB is far superior to 256-bit 512MB, not FPS-wise, but minimal stutters and FPS stability. However, in games with smaller maps and lesser texture details, the power of either cards is already overkill. Same reason why I chose 8800GTX SLI over G92 GTS SLI.

Still I don't see why people would buy 9600GT SLI though. $300 can easily score a used 8800GTX in excellent condition, and of course if both options deliver about the same performance, the single-card solution is always a better choice.
Couldn't of said it better.
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How do you define "to beat"? For me the single 8800GTX beats the 9600GT SLI overall. I don't just look at FPS. In open-world games like Crysis and WIC and many more to come (Alan Wake and FarCry 2 for example), the 384-bit 768MB is far superior to 256-bit 512MB, not FPS-wise, but minimal stutters and FPS stability. However, in games with smaller maps and lesser texture details, the power of either cards is already overkill. Same reason why I chose 8800GTX SLI over G92 GTS SLI.

Still I don't see why people would buy 9600GT SLI though. $300 can easily score a used 8800GTX in excellent condition, and of course if both options deliver about the same performance, the single-card solution is always a better choice.
bold claim, and how would you know? I have owned and benched the 8800gtx, I have also had the pleasure to bench and OC a 9600GT. The performance of a single 9600gt is for some reason "extremely good" Define "extremely good"...today I was benching the 9600gt in crisis and averaged 24FPS (roughly) and that was XP DX9 Settings High, 1900x1200. My GTX at at the same scored about the same.

EDIT: Proof can surely be provided tomm when I go back to work, if it is necessary
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It's alright guys , i know how bad you feel about your 8800GTX getting beat by 2 midend cards. Maybe its time to just... move on, and give me your GTX's cuz i have integrated right now.
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It's alright guys , i know how bad you feel about your 8800GTX getting beat by 2 midend cards. Maybe its time to just... move on, and give me your GTX's cuz i have integrated right now.
haha, I really feel the sting of letting my 8800GTX go for $290+shipp, I was really hoping the 9800 series would be someting special. ah well I'm still going to buy a 9800GTX
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It's alright guys , i know how bad you feel about your 8800GTX getting beat by 2 midend cards. Maybe its time to just... move on, and give me your GTX's cuz i have integrated right now.
Uh, our GTX's dont get beaten by 2 mid end cards (at RES's at and higher than 1680x1050.). If i were evil I'd say: It's alright "dieanotherday" I know how bad you feel about your rig getting beaten by almost everything out there. Maybe its time to just... move on to INTEL and give me your AMD cause I have a nice fire place with no more wood left.

But then again, I'm not so evil ... Or am I? O_o
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Uh, our GTX's dont get beaten by 2 mid end cards (at RES's at and higher than 1680x1050.). If i were evil I'd say: It's alright "dieanotherday" I know how bad you feel about your rig getting beaten by almost everything out there. Maybe its time to just... move on to INTEL and give me your AMD cause I have a nice fire place with no more wood left.

But then again, I'm not so evil .
lol, you do have a point (not on 2x9600gt beat 8800gtx)
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The 9600s are overclocked, thus these tests are invalid.
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lol, you do have a point (not on 2x9600gt beat 8800gtx)
Why would you say that? They benched two 9600GT's in Crysis, and as you can see, most settings were on Medium, wile on the GTX side the Texture quality was on high aswell (and an Average FPS of -0.4?!). Thats just absolute crap.

On CoD4 there was a significant boost in FPS, but lets not forget here that they are using 1 card. Two 8800GTX's would run them over, and that goes for UT3 also.

Now, as far as performance / price ratio, these 9600GT's are the best option if you dont have alot of cash. But hey , if you got the cash, well then that's diffrent. Besides, not everyone who buys a 9600GT will have an SLI board, so it's very likely for most of the people buying these cards will only have one.

Edit: And those 9600s Are overclocked too!!! Comon.
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Why would you say that? They benched two 9600GT's in Crysis, and as you can see, most settings were on Medium, wile on the GTX side the Texture quality was on high aswell (and an Average FPS of -0.4?!). Thats just absolute crap.
Why is that crap? So the GTX can run textures on high, which is not insanely noticeable over medium settings.

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On CoD4 there was a significant boost in FPS, but lets not forget here that they are using 1 card. Two 8800GTX's would run them over, and that goes for UT3 also.
This thread isn't about SLI GTXs, it's about how two cards that are both together cheaper than a single high-end card can perform better.

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Now, as far as performance / price ratio, these 9600GT's are the best option if you dont have alot of cash. But hey , if you got the cash, well then that's diffrent. Besides, not everyone who buys a 9600GT will have an SLI board, so it's very likely for most of the people buying these cards will only have one.

Edit: And those 9600s Are overclocked too!!! Comon.
Exactly, they are a better choice for performance/price comparison. And why does it matter if they are OCed or not? They still beat the GTX. Overclocking is free which still makes this setup a better choice than a GTX for a lot of people.
    
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