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Originally Posted by GPA_Voltaire View Post
I think they are, but the GX2 will reign supreme when they fix the drivers for it, so thats what I would go with
I think its really funny that people think Nvidia is going to ever "fix" the drivers for quad-sli...

Did they ever fix the quad-sli drivers for the 7950gx2? nope.

the fact is, by the time the 9800gx2 drivers even come close to being somewhat acceptable, the GT200 is going to come out and nvidia is going to drop the 9800gx2 like I would drop my girlfriend for adriana lima.

Don't believe me? look at what happened with the 7950gx2, my cousin bought one and swore to me that quad-sli was the future, and that nvidia was going to fix the drivers and it was going to stomp my 1950xtx setup

but guess what happened? the 8-series came out, and nvidia couldn't have given a **** less about the 7950, want to know why? because it was a gimmick card, plain and simple, just like the 9800s are gimmick cards

quad-sli is just a marketing ploy to try to squeeze a few more sales out before they release their new lineup. sorry.
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post #32 of 53
Stick with the 9800GX2 it will play any game you like seamlessly without being a total waste of money.

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post #33 of 53
The 8800GT / GTS are amazing cards.

Sure, the 9800GTX might be slightly better, but the GT is 200$ and the GTS can be found for less than 250$.

Best value right there.
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Check my other post below... misspost ..
    
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post #35 of 53
SLI GTX would win from GX2 in performance.
But still GX2 is one slot, you need less cables, no SLI motherboard, more compact, quad SLI capable, ..

So it is what means most to you, I would go for quad SLI in the future.
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post #36 of 53
For gods sake you won't be dissapointed in either the 9800GTX or GX2.

And for everyone else, why does this have to turn into a forum war over what card is better? Calm down and look at things objectively and provide some proof of everything you are stating. Help him out with his question

Now these are some early tests on the 9800GTX:
http://images.tweaktown.com/imagebank/nv98gtx_g_09.gif
http://images.tweaktown.com/imagebank/nv98gtx_g_07.gif


And in SLi/Tri-SLi:
http://images.tweaktown.com/imagebank/trisli_g_07.gif
http://images.tweaktown.com/imagebank/trisli_g_09.gif


Now weigh your costs and check out those performance results.
Keep in mind also that those are early drivers for the GTX and also that both the GX2 and GTX drivers have yet to be truely refined at all.
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I think its really funny that people think Nvidia is going to ever "fix" the drivers for quad-sli...

Did they ever fix the quad-sli drivers for the 7950gx2? nope.

the fact is, by the time the 9800gx2 drivers even come close to being somewhat acceptable, the GT200 is going to come out and nvidia is going to drop the 9800gx2 like I would drop my girlfriend for adriana lima.

Don't believe me? look at what happened with the 7950gx2, my cousin bought one and swore to me that quad-sli was the future, and that nvidia was going to fix the drivers and it was going to stomp my 1950xtx setup

but guess what happened? the 8-series came out, and nvidia couldn't have given a **** less about the 7950, want to know why? because it was a gimmick card, plain and simple, just like the 9800s are gimmick cards

quad-sli is just a marketing ploy to try to squeeze a few more sales out before they release their new lineup. sorry.
The reason for the 7950GX2 failure was Quad SLI was adopted too early on a platform that wasn't ready for such technology, DirectX9 has limitations above 3x GPU rendering. Which is primarily why results in QUAD SLI don't look to great. But the reviewers are quite frankly too stupid to realise this.

This is where DX10 will shine.

To the OP:
Which either you choose will be great, take into account though that TRI SLI requires more power draw than the GX2 in Quad SLI.
 
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Why not make a poll in the first place?!
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I'll have my 3 9800GTX's tommorow.. will be interesting to see what the differences are if any over the Quad set up. I think the OC potential will be interesting as well.
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I'll have my 3 9800GTX's tommorow.. will be interesting to see what the differences are if any over the Quad set up. I think the OC potential will be interesting as well.
Please tell me your joking?
 
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