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Getting a Q6600 with an EVGA 750i FTW...

What kind of improvement would I see adding another GTS?
I game @ 1280 x 1024 if that helps too...

Are there special drivers or anything that I should generally know?

Also, Does the EVGA 750i FTW run both in x16 when SLI'd?
If not, is having x16/x8 going to be a problem?

Thanks
Edited by Kornowski - 6/11/08 at 5:02am
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I'd personally just get two 9600's and SLI them.
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You'd see an improvement on games like Cryiss and COD4, I think only SLI enabled games will actually work better but I'm not sure.
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I'd personally just get two 9600's and SLI them.
Which makes absolutly no sense since he already has One GTS.

Get another one. Thats what I would do.
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Yeah, I'm not going to sell my GTS and buy a 9600, But thanks for the suggestion.

Does the 750i FTW run x16/x16 when in SLI?

I'm really considering it, but I don't know if it's worth the extra money?

Lonnie, What kind of performance increase did you see?
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I saw a huge performance increase. But I went from a 8800GTS 320mb (G80) to two G92 GTS's.

I think you will only notice a big difference in games which take advantage of SLI. Seems I have noticed that some games run just as well as my old GTS. Like the HL2, Hitman, NFS. But other games like Crysis and Oblivion maxed out is where the cards really shine!
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The 750i FTW will run them both at x16.
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I was told that the 750i would run them at x8... Is there anything I can show them, to prove that it runs at x16 when in SLI?

Thanks for the help so far!

It wouldn't matter if I had two different brands either, would it... I could like a PNY and an EVGA or something like that?
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
I was told that the 750i would run them at x8... Is there anything I can show them, to prove that it runs at x16 when in SLI?

Thanks for the help so far!

It wouldn't matter if I had two different brands either, would it... I could like a PNY and an EVGA or something like that?
Neither of those cards can max even an 8X bus so I would not worry .
In fact the newer p45 chipsets prove the fact , they revert back to 8x X 8x for xfire now because the extra lanes have never been needed. The new series of cards will come close to utilizing the max write of pci-e (which is only half the number they spec it at the other half is reading, which cards dont do unless rendering physics)
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Which makes absolutly no sense since he already has One GTS.
that made me laugh there...lol

I would SLi the GTS you already have!
1 GTS is a good setup!
2 you can't lose?...
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