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Stay with the topic. 2x 9800GTX but 2x G92 8800GTS is pretty good and save money.
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As of now I have $450 and the 9800GX2 cost $600. I'm not sure when I will get the rest of the money so I don't know what to do and I can't wait any longer. Is there a big difference between these two options?
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If you have $450 and need GPU now, I would got for 2x Evga 8800GTS (G92) and set it up. Once the market settles down and see some real bench, then you decide get 9800GTX or stay with G92 GTS.
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Originally Posted by sgtdisturbed47 View Post
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.



Then why does a single 9800GX2 beat 2 GTS 512s in SLI?
That's true.........but both of the card setups that he asked about are SLI setups......the 9800GX2 is still SLI even though it's two PCBs on one slot.

I would get two 8800GTXs...........either that or 8800GTS G92s. You will spend a LOT more for the same (or less) performance.
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I'm going to wait until next week to make up my mind to see what people say about the 9800GTX. Thanks to everyone for the fast replies.
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I would just get a 8800GTS 512. $250, cheaper with rebate. Wicked value..
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post #17 of 53
Get a GX2 because then you can upgrade to sli later. But if it were my money I would stick to the 8800 series
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Neither.

Buy an 8800GT or 8800GTS G92. The 9 series are a waste.
9 series are not a waste at all for people who are upgrading from 7series. 9 series are cheap. 9800gtx for $315 is jackpot.
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9 series are not a waste at all for people who are upgrading from 7series. 9 series are cheap. 9800gtx for $315 is jackpot.
This is going to be my first nvidia card that I buy. My last video card was the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro which is pretty old now. I'm just trying to figured out right now what will be the best card that will last me for a while.
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post #20 of 53
Early bench release on SLI 9800gtx and Tri Vs 9800gx2 Quad and single...

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/13...ted/index.html






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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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