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post #11 of 19
Just get a cheap sli board (the 750i boards are pretty cheap on the egg) and another GTX. Nuff said.
post #12 of 19
My mate has just got a 3870x2 after having a 8800gtx and he is not a happy bunny with his gtx he could play all his games with no problems.

But with the 3870x2 he is having non stop problems with frame rates and crashes the only thing he can manage is good benchmark scores

So i would say imo stick with nvidia ie another gtx or the gt's in sli
post #13 of 19
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every1 keeps saying to sli gtx's, the whole point is that my friend wants to by my gtx for close to 400. So given that price i could sli gt's for only about 40 bucks extra, whereas if i decided to sli gtx's i would pay an extra 350 for a new 1. Arent the gt's close to catching the gtx's when overclocked well? so given the recent benchmarks wouldnt 2 gt's get close to 2 gtx's but for 400 dollars less?
post #14 of 19
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wouldnt it make sense to sli gt's for only 40 bucks, wouldn't that be a signficant improvement from my current setup?
post #15 of 19
You already have a nice SLI and 8800 GTX so why would you switch to 8800 GT or 3870 X2
But to answer your question the 8800 GT would beat the 3870 because you have a SLI board. Maybe.....
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post #16 of 19
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but 2 8800 gt's would blow away a single gtx right? What percentage increase would i expect to see in sli over 1 gtx? How much of an increase could i expect in 3dmark 06.
post #17 of 19
Dump the 8800, go with a 3870 x2 or a pair 3870's...
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post #18 of 19
Out of those two options, go with 8800GTs. Thats a good sale for you, because gtxs are much cheaper here
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post #19 of 19
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i heard the 3870x2 does well in benchmarks, but their preformance can be sketchy during game play. Is this a realistic issue, or is it a rare glitch? Should this issue persuade me one way or another?
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