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post #1 of 15
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My friend has a rig runing 8800GTX SLi and he is thinking to sell them for a 9800GX2 but not SLi them. He has nor space and heat problems ut only looking performance wise. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 15
the 8800GTX SLI would be better right now. However, in the long run, 9800GX2 would be a much better solution, since you can add or sell(more value) later to get a better card. I'd rather see him keep the cards since he won't SLI the 9800's and wait for the new cards coming out
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post #3 of 15
in some situations it can perform better, but unless he is thinking about maybe getting a second gx2 down the road, the i would stick with the 8800gtx sli.
post #4 of 15
Stick with the 8800s, nothing wrong with them.

Is he having trouble running his games? Didn't think so. Why upgrade?
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post #5 of 15
8800GTX SLI should be fine. No need to upgrade to 9800GX2.
post #6 of 15
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He just want more power in game like crysis and more future proof. He has his GTX since the mounth they came out.

Does anyone know any reviwes where they compare them?
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post #7 of 15
Overclock them and he should be good to go. Two GTXs are still and will be for a while among the top benches.
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post #8 of 15
If he has no intention of going Quad SLI with the 9800GX2 i would say he shouldn't bother. I sold my SLI GTX's, and the only reason i did was because i was going Quad SLI.
 
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post #9 of 15
Stick with 8800s, you can see the tests of 9800 GX2 and 8800GTX SLI from,
http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/512/11/
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post #10 of 15
Why do you guys insist that the GX2`s value lies in quad when everyone who has one now is only seeing 5% increase with current drivers? What was the rush, everyone who went quad on first day acted like the GX2 would be forever out of stock.

I am impressed with the single GX2 performence in Crysis and that is enough for me to think its worth just getting one for now.
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