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I'm looking at a few cards and can't really decide what to do...

XFX or EVGA 9600 GT 1GB x2 in SLi = $220 each
-2GB total GPU RAM?? what do you think?

XFX 9600 GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition 512MB x2 for $170 each *

XFX 8800 GT XXX 512MB x2 for $190 each *

EVGA 9800 GX2 1GB x1 for $470
-I'm thinking I could buy this now and use the 'step-up' program in a couple of months since the new cards are coming out on the (17th?)
-also, how could this compare to the 9600gt 1gb x2?

opinions?

thanks...

edit: I'm also thinking about running two 512mb 8800 GTS's
Edited by KmK - 6/8/08 at 2:08am
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post #2 of 24
I'd get the GTs. Two of them will equal a GX2. not to mention they'll blow the other cards out of the water. As for overclocking.. it depends on the cards individually.
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2x 8800GT will be my choice.
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post #4 of 24
The 1G version's of any of these G92 cards is not worth the price premium.

The difference between the 9600GT and 8800GT is worth $20...

And the 2x8800GT setup performs very close to a GX2.

Ergo, the 2x8800GT 512 would be my choice if I already had an SLI-ready board, otherwise, I *might* get the GX2.
    
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post #5 of 24
GPU memory doesn't stack.

Get the 8800GTs.
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so 2 1GB 9600 GTs wouldn't really be worth it?

also, what are some pros in performance on the 640 mb 8800gts over the 8800gt? I can think of a con - size...
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I would go with the 8800 GT's.
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Agree 2 x 8800GT's =
 
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2xGT. 256bit Card can't take full advantage of 1GB ram. Make sure your cpu has relatively power. PSU needs to have correct PCI-E connectors and adequate power.
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so 2 1GB 9600 GTs wouldn't really be worth it?

also, what are some pros in performance on the 640 mb 8800gts over the 8800gt? I can think of a con - size...


Memory size and bandwith but the 8800GT still outperforms it with 112 sp and higher core and memory clocks
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