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Originally Posted by Audio View Post
They'll probly stop making 8series drivers , so imo 9800gx2>gts sli. the hardocp peopole overclocked it to 740mhz thats similar to what we've seen the gts do, but who knows how hot that thing is.

Its exactly the same thing as sli GTS , but a lil more hot! (sexy hot!) with quad sli support and on a single pci slot. I don't see how this is fail if the price difference is realy low.
The price difference is not low, you can buy two G92 8800GTS's for $360 while one 9800GX2 will cost you $600. Also, if you arent running PCI-Express 2.0 than the 9800GX2 will be bottlenecked by the PCI-E slot.

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Originally Posted by Diabolical999 View Post
HAHAHAHA, funny how everyone calls the 9800 GX2 "garbage" now, when just 3 or 4 weeks ago everyone suggested for people to "wait for the new 9800 to come out it's gonna be the bomb yo!"
Most people were talking about waiting for the 9800GTX to come out which seemed smart at the time but its not really that smart to wait for it now. Considering that the only difference between the 9800GTX and the G92 8800GTS is that the 9800GTX allows for tri sli.

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You can't fault a video card because the PSU can't hack it, and I sure haven't seen any benches for quad-sli lately so I dont know how you know that going from 2 to 4 is going to be worthless. I am not saying it will succeed, but how about just waiting until drivers come out.
Considering that Nvidia's Vista drivers aren't looking too good and nvidia cards are known to do bad when sli scaling is introduced I think that its safe to say that quad sli will be a joke. Just look at the HD3870X2 for example, I saw some benchmarks of it the other day in crossfire X mode and the crossfire scaling was a joke. I think that it saw like a 33% performance increase from 2 cards in crossfire to 3 cards in crossfire.
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post #22 of 37
Anyone else notice the SLI benchmarks?

Look at the very first test.

59.4/29.7 = 200%
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post #23 of 37
Well, with the drivers maturing (whenever that'll be.) Then it should be far better then it is right now. But you never know.
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post #24 of 37
So what's to say that one or two of these won't be CPU bound like the rest of them?
post #25 of 37
This card is exactly like 7950GX2. It was released just not long before 8800GTX. People buying this card that already have a 8800 its a joke. OK it take less then 2 8800GTS and it does better at Crysis but other then that the 8800GTS can currently play all games maxed and having this card will bump the fps from lets say 60 to a larger number witch u will notice the difference. Wait for GT200 people and make nvidia learn the lessen not to screw people after 2 years of waiting for a better card then 8800GTX.
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post #26 of 37
Most people who are dissing the 9800gx2 are the ones who cant afford it. *Achoo tindolos achoo*
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post #27 of 37
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By the time that you have the money to buy another 9800GX2 for quad sli Nvidia will have already of released a card that beats two 9800GX2's in quad sli(G200). The fps improvement is so small when going from 2 cards in sli up to 4 anyways so buying two 9800GX2's would be a waste of money IMHO. You would also need a crazy PSU to run two 9800GX2's in sli. Overall I would have to say that the 9800GX2 is fail.
Not necessarily some people do have quite a lot of money you do realise
    
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post #28 of 37
9800GX2 makes sense to me because...

I have a G80 GTS so the performance increase will be huge for me, people keep saying not worth it if you have 8800, I will have to assume they mean the G92 8800's.

My board won't run G92 GTS's in SLi as the slots are only 8x when used in SLI, and AFAIK they require x16? Well thats what is said on www.overclockers.co.uk and my mate is adamant it wont work.

I plan to add another within a couple of months when I get a new mobo.

I don't think anyone would disagree with saying that it is a massive leap up from a G80 GTS?
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9800GX2 makes sense to me because...

I have a G80 GTS so the performance increase will be huge for me, people keep saying not worth it if you have 8800, I will have to assume they mean the G92 8800's.

My board won't run G92 GTS's in SLi as the slots are only 8x when used in SLI, and AFAIK they require x16? Well thats what is said on www.overclockers.co.uk and my mate is adamant it wont work.

I plan to add another within a couple of months when I get a new mobo.

I don't think anyone would disagree with saying that it is a massive leap up from a G80 GTS?

I have run a pair of 8800GT on the Asus P5N-E for my brother in law without issue and its exactly the same chipset as your MSI board. Your board uses the Nforce SLI 650i chipset.

It will work fine, give you better performance and save you $200.
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post #30 of 37
So...

All i got out oft his is that they are not giving us any added performance with this new card at the price.

Two GTS is like $600, and this card is $600
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