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post #11 of 21
sli scales just as well as crossfire, if not a tad better due to more mature drivers.

i say go for it.
    
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post #12 of 21
SLI Scales really well. Definitely Go for it! Especially with a hi-res monitor
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post #13 of 21
i have been looking into 2 gcards because im totally upgrading my sytem. 2 3870s and 2 9600gt seem to be neck and neck. both beat 2 640mb 8800gts. im leaning toward the 9600gt. 300 bucks for 2 of em and with evga i can stepup the 2 cards later for something better. the only downside to 2 gcards is you need a 3rd different gcard to operate more than one monitor but on an upnote it can be a cheapie
   
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post #14 of 21
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Hmm. 1 9600GT costs £110 over here. (Asus or £113 for XFX)

If I could sell my 8800GTS then I could afford two of them.
However ive just realised ive got a problem.

My PSU only has1x 4pin, 1x 6pin and maybe an 8pin but idk.

How does 1 9600 GT do compared to the GTS since id have to buy 1 GT, sell my GTS and buy another GT?

Edit: 2 8800GTS give ~5fps more that 2 9600gts.

However my 8800GTS when overclocked gets better fps and better scores than my flatmates 8800GT
    
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post #15 of 21
While 2x9600GT is an impressive solution without a doubt when starting from scratch, I personally wouldn't even consider going out of my way (i.e. spend time or extra money) to achieve that setup if I already owned a 8800GTS 640 and could SLI them for the same price (or close) as I'd have to spend to get 2x9600GT. The GT's may be faster at lower resolutions/settings, but as you got up there res/AA wise, with newer games, especially, I think you'd find that the 640 could easily keep up if not beat out the GT's. Plus the coolers on the 640's are way nicer, if you have the space for them

That being said, I would only consider SLI'ing a 640 if I was playing 1600x1200 ... or maybe 1680x1050 ... or above. And the higher the res above that, the more attactive the SLI would look.
    
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post #16 of 21
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Well im currently running at 1440x900 and will be upgrading to a 20"/22" in May running at 1600x1050 (not sure if thats right)

Im looking for more performance gains rather than the ability to play at a higher res.

I mean, would another 640 give me that many more frames?
    
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post #17 of 21
I went from 8800GTS 640MB SLi to 8800GT 512MB SLi and noticed a reasonable performance boost.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Trade the card for a G92 GTS, best option right there
I second that
post #19 of 21
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Well im currently running at 1440x900 and will be upgrading to a 20"/22" in May running at 1600x1050 (not sure if thats right)

Im looking for more performance gains rather than the ability to play at a higher res.

I mean, would another 640 give me that many more frames?

i havent looked at any benches for the older GTS but i would assume you would get a performance boost. from what ive read sli yields about a 33% increase. again, im not sure about the older g80 cores.
   
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post #20 of 21
going from a 320 GTS to a 512 GTS i got roughly 3.5K increase in 3d06 and 4 to 10 more FPS on crysis.
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