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Learn your stuff. The 8800gt's are not faster than 2 GTX's. Its the G92-GTS's that are faster than the GTX at resolutions below 1900x1050.


No, the 9800gx2 is two 8800gts-g92s together. With slightly lower core clocks.

I would take the 9800gx2. Because, in the future, when the gx2 is no longer the latest and greatest, you will be able to add a second for a very low price. And then you would have a nice quad sli system.
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I've owned GTX in sli as well at GT in sli and now the 512mb gts in sli.

I've also benched (games and synthetic benchmarks) all 3 sets with identical cpu settings, using every available 680i and 780i motherboard available.

Just to clarify...

The 8800GT in SLI beat the 8800GTX at any test in res below 1680x1050. They also overclock better. Above 1680, the GTX comes back due to its ram and larger memory bandwidth.

The GTS in SLI are faster than GT (obviously)

The GX2, you are correct is two GTS downclocked but given that overclocked is often heat limited, I would think its safe to say that GTS or GT would overclock better than a GX2.

However, given that you can overclock 8800GT's quite high and the performance difference between the GT and GTS (which is stock faster than a GX2) is about 5%, I am certain the 8800GT in SLI will come out ahead after overclocking.


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Learn your stuff. The 8800gt's are not faster than 2 GTX's. Its the G92-GTS's that are faster than the GTX at resolutions below 1900x1050.


No, the 9800gx2 is two 8800gts-g92s together. With slightly lower core clocks.

I would take the 9800gx2. Because, in the future, when the gx2 is no longer the latest and greatest, you will be able to add a second for a very low price. And then you would have a nice quad sli system.
Incorrect. Higher resolutions favor the memory bandwith of the GTXs and Ultras. If you want a high res setup (1900x1200 or higher), you're better off with the 8800GTX's right now. The 9900's may change that though.
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