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post #1 of 12
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The g92 gts isnt available yet., here in Aust. Would 2x GAINWARD PCIE 9600GT 512 be better than a single g88 gtx as I'm building a system to run Flight Sim X at max. Or should I look at 2x Ati 3870 cards. I prefer the Geforce range more.

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post #2 of 12
2 9600GTs or a single 3870x2 would suit you just fine. Actually you could most likely max out flight sim with a single 8800GT
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Flight Simulator X is problem the most demanding game on the market. With a Q6600 @ 3.33Ghz and a heavily overclocked 8800GTX I dip down into the low single digit FPS in cities, close to the ground, and in large aircraft. This is will very high settings a Vista Ultimate 64.

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of video card reviews that use FSX, so it is difficult to determine if ATI or Nvidia is better. I do not even know how FSX scales with mutli-GPU, so it is really hard to say which to get.
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I will be using a Q6600 cpu on a EVGA 780i mobo, OC'd to 3.2ghz. This board will run triple Sli using PCI- 16x for each card. but I'm only looking at twins for now. It will also run the visuals split across three screens.
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post #5 of 12
get 2 9600gt if ur on a budget, if not than 2 8800gt
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post #6 of 12
Go for dual 8800GTs, you will not be disappointed.
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So, 2x 8800 GT will better handle the thrashing than 2x 9600 GT or a single XFX 8800GTX Extreme 768MB ???

I gather thats the 512mb versions??
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Sorry more q's, would 750w psu be enough power?
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post #9 of 12
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So if I get 2x XFX Alpha Dog 8800GT Extreme Editions (512mb), I should be better off as far as resolution and frames rates go, and its a dollar cheaper than a single 8800 GTX card.
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post #10 of 12
750w would be enough when taking into consideration the rail(s) amperage.

Right now its not really advised to get a GTX. The priceerformance ratio is really just not there. If you are looking at a good single card in that general price range, you can see if you can manage a 3870x2 or a GTS 512. Then again, 2x8800GT will outperform the GTS and have similar performance to the x2.
    
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