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This is going to be my first computer I built so I'm not too experienced with video cards. I just wanted to know which of these two options will be the best. Or we still have to wait until they release the 9800GTX to confirm which one is better? Thank you in advance.
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9800gx2
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Two 9800GTX's because a 9800GX2 is 2 x G92 GTS with 1GB of memory.
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What? 9800GX2 has 1GB of memory. 9800GTX has 512mb each. I actually dont think there wwould be a difference but 2 cores on 1 card = less space. GX2 it is.
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Neither.

Buy an 8800GT or 8800GTS G92. The 9 series are a waste.
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What? 9800GX2 has 1GB of memory. 9800GTX has 512mb each. I actually dont think there wwould be a difference but 2 cores on 1 card = less space. GX2 it is.
Oh yes thats right, sorry, yeah it has 1GB of memory. Two 9800GTX's would run over a 9800GX2. There would be quite a BIG difrence, clock speeds on the GTX are much higher.
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post #7 of 53
2*9800gtx will be more powerful for sure. You have to take into account that the 9800GX2 is essentially 2*8800gts's. For the 9800GX2 to be better the 8800gts would have to beat out the 9800gtx...
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What? 9800GX2 has 1GB of memory. 9800GTX has 512mb each. I actually dont think there wwould be a difference but 2 cores on 1 card = less space. GX2 it is.
9800GX2 has 2 cards both with 512mb of mem. Its false advertisement to advertise it as 1GB. They get away with that by saying it has a total of 1gb onboard being 2x512mb.. So you know get an 8800GT 512mb.
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SLI 9800GTX of course
    
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A multiple card solution isn't always the best, or cost-effective. A stronger PSU with the correct amount of cables, a crossfire or SLi motherboard, space requirements, and the rather unstable drivers associated with SLI. Then there's the cost. You pay 2x as much for a 20% increase with SLI, IF the video game is optimized for such.

A strong single video card is always better than 2 lesser cards in SLI.

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2*9800gtx will be more powerful for sure. You have to take into account that the 9800GX2 is essentially 2*8800gts's.
Then why does a single 9800GX2 beat 2 GTS 512s in SLI?
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