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post #1 of 20
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I recently had to RMA my P5W DH Deluxe (975X chipset). Normally, I use 2 Asus X1950pro's (256MB GDDR3) in Crossfire on this board. Since I had to send my Mobo back for replacement, I have been using a spare P5N-E SLI, with an EVGA 8800GTS 320MB. My new P5W is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday, and I am now wondering if I should just ditch my Crossfire cards, and use my single 8800GTS. I plan to sell either the Nvidia card, or the ATI cards, as well as the P5N. I would be using whichever graphics card(s) I decided to keep on the P5W. I use XP Pro X64, and Linux, so DX10 is not really the deciding factor for me. I mainly play somewhat older games(last 1-2 years), Bioshock being the most resent one.

Any opinions on what would be the better route to go?
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post #2 of 20
I would just take a wild guess here and say that the 8800GTS would provide better FPS. But that's just my guess.
 
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post #3 of 20
im not sure really, the power in the 1950's is prolly better, but the drivers always suck, so you would gain more from an 8800GTS. Unless of course you are folding and want to use the 1950's.
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post #4 of 20
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From the only comparison I was able to find on this, it looks like the performance is somewhat on par between the two cards in Crossfire, and the single 8800GTS. The GTS winning some, the X1950Pro's winning others. The ATI cards appeared to have a slight advantage at higher res, or w/ AA/AF enabled. 8800 is a more current card though. tough call.
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post #5 of 20
crossfire 1950 pros is roughly equal to a single 8800 GTS 320mb.
post #6 of 20
the gts will have dx 10 support where the pro's do not
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post #7 of 20
You're talking about pretty much the same performance, especially in DX9.
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post #8 of 20
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I haven't used an 8800 prior to the last week or so... If I were to overclock it, would I see a performance gain wide enough to merit getting rid of my ATI cards? The X1950pro's do not OC at all.
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post #9 of 20
Plus, if you are using Linux, drivers for nvidia are way better as you prolly already know.
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post #10 of 20
TBH, I would sell the 1950 pros for 80-90 a piece and you'd have enough for a 9600 GT roughly. You'd see a large performance leap in that.
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