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post #11 of 27
don't SLI your cards. 2 x 8800GTS is crap. It doesn't give performance/price ratio.
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post #12 of 27
Yes it does.
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i say grab an X2 and a 3870 and crossfire them and you should be set for a long while

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Yes it does.
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Wait for next gen, only Crysis is going to push the gts 640 at 1680x1050, and even Crysis can be set pretty high with that card.

Always ask yourself if you need to upgrade before you pull the trigger. The next gen Nvidia cards are going to kick some a$$ I bet, they've been in development for a LONG time, and Nvidia now designs their cards in 100% simulation on a supercomputer (forbes company of the year for a reason).

Anyway, I think you should wait, as the next gen cards could be massively powerful compared to current gen cards, and an 8800gts 640 is still a very high end card for 99% of the games out there.
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post #15 of 27
Just wait. Your 8800GTS should be able to handle your games just fine (Unless you're trying to play crysis on high or something)

The 8800GTS 640 is still a very good card. Just not "top end" anymore
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post #16 of 27
I would go with the 3870X2 because of the high performance/price ratio.....and I typically prefer ATI. You can see what comes in the future, as spending 600 on the 9800GX2 would be unwise, as new cards are just around the corner.....
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post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
ya i am not looking at getting the 98OOGX2. costs too much for what you get. i am interested in the 3870X2 and 3870 in CF. how do those perform when paired up?
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post #18 of 27
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ya i am not looking at getting the 98OOGX2. costs too much for what you get. i am interested in the 3870X2 and 3870 in CF. how do those perform when paired up?
Well if you have a board that supports Crossfire then I would go for it. I bet you can achieve higher OCs with two cards, and you may benefit from running 16x/16x PCI-E instead of 8x/8x.....
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post #19 of 27
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Get a 3870x2 or 9800GX2 whatever is cheaper they are close in performance.
umm 9800GX2 is wat? $200 more?
    
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post #20 of 27
Looks like the X2 gets the votes.
    
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