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post #1 of 13
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whats better -

2x NVIDIA 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) DirectX 10 Graphics Card configured in SLI

or

1x NVIDIA 8800 GTS 512MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI etc.

or

1x NVIDIA 9800 GTX 512MB etc.
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post #2 of 13
2x 8800GT is better. In general, one 8800GTS is about 10% better than 8800GT. 9800GTX is better than 8800GTS with higher potential OC on core/shader/memory. For now, $270 you can do 2x 8800GT. Make sure your PSU is able to handle this.
Edited by linskingdom - 6/10/08 at 12:01pm
post #3 of 13
I personally prefer single card solutions, so id say its between the 9800 and the 8800GTS. They are all real close performance wise however, each of those options (all 3) can net you a 14-15k 3dmark 06 with a good CPU and decent ram...

EDIT* And im not too sure on real world performance tbh...
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post #4 of 13
sli, but it its not gonna be $250 (with out the crappy MIR) before MIR, your looking at ~$320 before shipping. so about $330, still much better than a any single card (besides the GX2 and X2)
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post #5 of 13
SLI 8800GT will give best performance out of the 3 by quite a big margin
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post #6 of 13
Shows just how much 3dmark can tell you.... >.>

Yea, now that im lookign at it, game performance will be a fair ammount better under 2x8800GT's
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post #7 of 13
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thanks very much every1, can get them all for the same price even with an sli motherboard so i'll go for the 2 8800gt
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post #8 of 13
I had 2 x 8800GT. They are best bang for the buck you can get.

19k in 3dmark06 and all games run phenomenally.
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post #9 of 13
2x 9600 gt is better than 2x 8800gt.
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post #10 of 13
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will havin both those graphic cards still fit in my case

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