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Hey! An 8800gtx is for sale for 250$ here. Should i go for it and sli it or should i use my 8800gtx, OC it as it is about to be watercooled till the 4870 x2 comes out and go for it? I heard 8800gtx doesnt scale that well and it's better to go for newer cards for HD resolutions. I have a 30inch dell and thinkin of running games on 1920+ res.
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post #2 of 13
Wait... 8800GTX or 9800GTX for $250. For either card, thats a great deal.
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A bit early at this point, we need to see some 4 series real benchmark especially in games and cooling. Other than that, G80 GTX is still a good card at that price.
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Hmmm...the thing is if i go for another 8800gtx, id need to go for an nvidia chipset board. Most probably a 780i which is 350$ here! There are two of these cards available for the same price. Tri-Sli Gtx's any good?
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post #5 of 13
Tri-SLI gives even less of a performance increase than how well 2 cards in SLI scale. Will you see improvement in frame rate? Probably, but not as much as you see from a single to dual SLI.
post #6 of 13
Tri-sli scale isn't that good. If you just do SLI and 65nm quad, the evga 680i A1 should be fine. I would wait few weeks to see how the new 4 series does.
Edited by linskingdom - 5/11/08 at 2:32pm
post #7 of 13
I say stick with NVidia, the drivers on ATI's cards FAILED with CrossfireX on many systems..

Its an easy way out.. I say Go with SLI 8800GTX's and overclock them a bit to take it that extra mile
    
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Yea im thinking the same thing. Before shelling out 500$, its better to wait for 4 series and see how that scales.
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the thing is i wanna run most games at full res on my dell ultra 30inch. Im hearing newer cards are much much better at high-def and full res than older cards.
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the thing is i wanna run most games at full res on my dell ultra 30inch. Im hearing newer cards are much much better at high-def and full res than older cards.
Lol says who? I game on a 24" 1920x1200 and about every game I get over 100 FPS (except some of the latest titles, but thats cuz I got 1 GTX lol)
    
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