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Originally Posted by alexgheseger View Post
Lol, and now #2 is trifire...


I'll run the DX10 test so i can post in your thread too.
lol I may install crysis just so I can nab that #1 spot!
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Because Nvidia is not used to loose they always have to be on the top of video cards,if they don´t have the actual best card card of the market they work the 24 hrs per day just to get a a new card that beats the competence.

Now that AMD took control of ati and it´s doing a great job they have a much stronger competence and they feel that they have to eliminate it as soon as possible.And just because of that they are willing to release a card like this,is not a characteristic of nvidia but they will do it this time and i think is gonna be a fail.
Remember the ATI 9x00 series, and the nVidia Dustbuster FX series?

I think this is proof that unless ATI stuffs up BIG time, we have a repeat of that gen.
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Cheaper? You can get 8800GT 512MB for as low as $190 each (newegg had the MSI for $190 last week). Thats $380 for two. I haven't seen a 3870x2 below $400 anywhere.


Yes but that is only if you already have a SLi MOBO. If you have a single PCI-E setup then getting the 3870x2 is much much cheaper then spending 380$ for the two 8800GTs + the 130-200$ needed to buy a new MOBO to use them.

In my case getting a 3870x2 would be much cheaper than two 8800GTs. And that is the market that these dual GPU single PCI-e cards are aimed at.

It would be nice to have the performance of Cross fire or SLi with out the expensive MOBO and the wasted space of two cards in my case.
    
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Yes but that is only if you already have a SLi MOBO. If you have a single PCI-E setup then getting the 3870x2 is much much cheaper then spending 380$ for the two 8800GTs + the 130-200$ needed to buy a new MOBO to use them.

In my case getting a 3870x2 would be much cheaper than two 8800GTs. And that is the market that these dual CPU single PCI-e cards are aimed at.

It would be nice to have the performance of Cross fire or SLi with out the expensive MOBO and the wasted space of two cards in my case.
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Just been going over that review again, based on the test system and power draw under load i feel that i should be fine with my existing PSU with 2x GX2's.
 
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Just been going over that review again, based on the test system and power draw under load i feel that i should be fine with my existing PSU with 2x GX2's.
Your PSU should be able to hand those two man!
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post #47 of 48
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
It's even more painful than when i had to wait a week for a new PSU to use SLI with my 8800GTX's, having a card sitting in a box is .

This time around i feel the wait could be worth it. QUAD SLI FTW maybe?

Then again saying that....i might have to wait another week to even use QUAD SLI after the driver is released! I may need a more powerful PSU.
LMAO
That's NOTHING compared to what I had to do.

I had to wait 3-4 months with 2 perfect 8800GTXs in a box while I had to return my mobo, my PSU, and even my CPU trying to fix some kind of problem I thought I had. Ended up being the mobo. Stupid Striker Extreme piece of ****.
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post #48 of 48
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Originally Posted by kanman View Post
here's a Decent IDEA NVIDIA, lower 8800ULTRA prices, dont you think it's about time?
True that.

Still im getting this card this summer.
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