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Hey, Real quick. What would you guys do, Get a 2nd GTX or sell the one I have and get a GX2? i want to play Crysis on 1680x1050 with 25fps average on dx9 Very high hack. and which one is more future proof. Its basically the same cost for me to do this so I want to know what you guys think..thanks for the input
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If you get 2 8800GTXs OCed in SLI, it will pull of about 20-30% more performance then the 9800gx2. Plus, the GX2 sucks badly in OCing Ofc tho, there come the disadvantages of SLI with 2 cards, thats where the GX2 is nice, for all practical purposes its one card.

Edit for the people only reaing the iniat posts:

I might have put it a bit wrong. It doesnt necceserally suck at OCing, but you can OC single GPU solution much better then dual-GPU solutions. This has been the case with the 7950gx2, and according to everything i have seen about the 9800gx2 that will be case as well. Another thing is, that thing already pushes way too much hot air INSIDE the case, and we are far off from custom cooling for them as of now.
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GX2 definatly.... Because the GX2 is already two cards in one of newer, more powerful technology.
And it is certainly future proof because you can just tack on another GX2 when you want it, since by then the quad sli drivers will be matured.
Idk about running Crysis at a respectable speed though. Especially during intense fire fights when you need it the most. I've seen some benchmarks, but they didn't show like the ending scene for example, where very high @ 1680x1050 will dip a GTX into the 5s and 6s.
But I digress, to answer your question, go with the GX2.

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there come the disadvantages of SLI with 2 cards, thats where the GX2 is nice, for all practical purposes its one card.
You are aware that the GX2 uses SLi technology? ie: 2 GX2's use quad sli?
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If you feel like you don't need 4 GPU's, then yes, go with another 8800GTX.

However if you want bragging rights, and the possibility of 4 GPU's, then go with the 9800GTX2.
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This is a really good question as I might be doing the same upgrade

However I dont know if 2xGTX is better than a GX2 or vice versa..... Its really upsetting me


But then again you could always get a seccond GX2?

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If you get 2 8800GTXs OCed in SLI, it will pull of about 20-30% more performance then the 9800gx2. Plus, the GX2 sucks badly in OCing Ofc tho, there come the disadvantages of SLI with 2 cards, thats where the GX2 is nice, for all practical purposes its one card.
Since when does the GX2 suck at OC? Have you seen those initial tests?

To the OP: Get a GX2.
 
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I think just go ahead to sell you GTX and get a GX2.
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Since when does the GX2 suck at OC? Have you seen those initial tests?
I might have put it a bit wrong. It doesnt necceserally suck at OCing, but you can OC single GPU solution much better then dual-GPU solutions. This has been the case with the 7950gx2, and according to everything i have seen about the 9800gx2 that will be case as well. Another thing is, that thing already pushes way too much hot air INSIDE the case, and we are far off from custom cooling for them as of now.
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I think just go ahead to sell you GTX and get a GX2.
I concur.
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I might have put it a bit wrong. It doesnt necceserally suck at OCing, but you can OC single GPU solution much better then dual-GPU solutions. This has been the case with the 7950gx2, and according to everything i have seen about the 9800gx2 that will be case as well. Another thing is, that thing already pushes way too much hot air INSIDE the case, and we are far off from custom cooling for them as of now.
Well yes, it is true that single card will be capable of more. As regards to aftermarket cooling for the GX2, i think it will be a challenge.
 
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