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I'm using a 19" monitor so I think thats 1440x900. So your saying I'm not going to get a performance increase with another gtx?
You'll get more performance from a second GTX(150FPS instead of 100), but if you don't have your games maxed out already, there's something wrong.
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You'll get more performance from a second GTX(150FPS instead of 100), but if you don't have your games maxed out already, there's something wrong.
Hm well I kinda bought the 780i for sli haha so what do you think I should do
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Basically what I for one am saying is that you don't really need GTX's in SLI unless you have at least a 24" monitor, not with the 99% of the games on the market today. The only exceptions I know of would be Call of Juarez, PT Boats, and Crysis, all of which I'd set the cut-off point at a 20" (1680x1050) monitor. And there are simply NO situations in which the price of another GTX would be remotely justified (in a price/performance analysis) at any less than 24" with 4xAA (or higher), and even then, the games that would actually make that purchase look like a 'good idea' would be only a scant few.

Now, if you're pretty rich, then I'd say GO FOR IT. Why not? But if you aren't? Naw. Spend the dough on a 24" monitor, your 1xGTX will still work great on it for 99% of games, and then *maybe* buy another on ebay in a year or so when the games 'catch up' and you can get another one for like $120 or something.

We're also suggesting (albeit in a roundabout way) that you obsessively pour over gpu benchmarks posted on the web (like most of us geeks around here do) before you plan your purchasing moves in the future
    
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What could i see out of the 8800gts g92 in sli vs my gtx considering it won't cost a ton more if i do that?
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post #15 of 31
I would say GO FOR IT!!! That is, with the 2 GTX's in SLI. However, my frugal side tells me to stick to rational thought. Yes, it would be nice to have two GTX's, but only if you aren't planning on upgrading again for a long time. You certainly won't need anymore fps for about a year or so. That said, why not wait until your fps drops(the games being released make your average drop). After it gets around the 30-40fps range, then go out and buy another GTX--they will be much cheaper by then, guaranteed.

EDIT: And as for the gts g92 in sli...yes it won't cost much more, but you also won't see a big difference.
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What do you think about the 9 series?
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From what I've seen it really seems like the 8800GT and GTS for all intents should have been called the 9800GT and GTS.

The only real change on the 9*** series so far looks like some kinda new compression (or maybe it's decompression) technology they're using on textures. I admit I haven't looked *that* closely at what they're doing, and it does look like maybe it's making a pretty impressive improvement on the 9600's performance, but without being able to bench that card w/o the changes to the code, it's difficult to know for sure how much it's really adding. I guess we'll know better when some 9xxx cards with the exact same general specs (stream procs/bus width in particular) as existing 8xxx cards come out and we can start comparing performance 'apples to apples'.
    
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What could i see out of the 8800gts g92 in sli vs my gtx considering it won't cost a ton more if i do that?
The resolution you're gaming at is too low for SLI to do anything. You're in CPU territory right now.
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Get the second GTX
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The resolution you're gaming at is too low for SLI to do anything. You're in CPU territory right now.
What resolution would i see the benefits of SLI in? 1920x1200?
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