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Originally Posted by Starscream View Post
Why is that crap? So the GTX can run textures on high, which is not insanely noticeable over medium settings.

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.

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.
Why is it that crap? Because they're not on the same settings. Also, one higher setting on the GTX and had a higher minumum FPS!
It is noticable, and it does make a difference in performance. They did not bench to the same settings, which is unfair #1.

Yeah, two overclocked cards, better than a high-end card on stock.

Why does it matter if they are OCed or not? Cause it makes on hell of a diffrence when benching / playing games. They should of made this fair and overclocked the GTX aswell, cause youd see that there wouldnt be much , if any, diffrence between two 9600s and one 8800.

Let's just put it this way. 9600s on stock , cannot beat an 8800GTX. Overclock both, bench, then talk.

Also if you think of it, an SLI board will cost also. The price isnt as far back as youd think from an 8800GTX.
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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
Because I ran a G92 GTS for a whole month and I wasn't enjoying it much even at 780 core and 1944 shader thanks to the 256-bit 512MB. You sure the 9600GT is better than that?

Again, FPS is not everything unless you enjoy monitoring numbers more than anything else. I wasn't claiming anything, I was simply stating the fact from my experience that while the G92 GTS did score higher FPS, the FPS wasn't as stable as on the GTX. I don't buy a video card just to see how much FPS I get in the games, I buy them for how smooth it runs the game, and FPS alone is only a small part of the deciding factor. Benching is not my cup of tea, playing the game is.
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Hmm over here in the uk the cheapest you can get 2 9600gt's would be £210, where you can get a GTX for £220.

Hmmmm.... probably the GTX would be the better choice as yoiu dont have to invest in an SLI compatable mobo

Or am i talking crap because im a poor git.

lol.
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Hmm over here in the uk the cheapest you can get 2 9600gt's would be £210, where you can get a GTX for £220.

Hmmmm.... probably the GTX would be the better choice as yoiu dont have to invest in an SLI compatable mobo

Or am i talking crap because im a poor git.

lol.
Thats a good point. Your not talking crap
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2560x1600 8800GTX > 9600GT SLI

That's all that matters to me.
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Hmm over here in the uk the cheapest you can get 2 9600gt's would be £210, where you can get a GTX for £220.

Hmmmm.... probably the GTX would be the better choice as yoiu dont have to invest in an SLI compatable mobo

Or am i talking crap because im a poor git.

lol.
Now the GTX is even more appealing if it's retail price is that close. After all a P35 board would be cheaper and overclock better.
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Because I ran a G92 GTS for a whole month and I wasn't enjoying it much even at 780 core and 1944 shader thanks to the 256-bit 512MB. You sure the 9600GT is better than that?

Again, FPS is not everything unless you enjoy monitoring numbers more than anything else. I wasn't claiming anything, I was simply stating the fact from my experience that while the G92 GTS did score higher FPS, the FPS wasn't as stable as on the GTX. I don't buy a video card just to see how much FPS I get in the games, I buy them for how smooth it runs the game, and FPS alone is only a small part of the deciding factor. Benching is not my cup of tea, playing the game is.
we are not even talking about a GTS G92, in fact the 9600GT has a different core.
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we are not even talking about a GTS G92, in fact the 9600GT has a different core.
EDIT: you do make some good points though.

EDIT#2: haha I accidentally quoted myself.
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yup im poor too. therefore 9600gt is perfect. i dont wanna become a hooker to pay for a 8800gtx, the Cleveland steamer just aint my thing.
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we are not even talking about a GTS G92, in fact the 9600GT has a different core.
I know it has a different core. Read my post again, there was a question that you seemed to have missed:

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Because I ran a G92 GTS for a whole month and I wasn't enjoying it much even at 780 core and 1944 shader thanks to the 256-bit 512MB. You sure the 9600GT is better than that?
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