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i'm getting an EVGA 780i Mobo and i wanna know which is better?

2x 8800gt

or

2x 9600gt

is there really that much difference between them? the 9600gt option is cheaper and i dnt mind sacrificing a tiny bit of performance for the £60 saved

thanks in advance

sorry if this has been answered before
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2x 8800GT.

People will say the 9600GT scales better, but I have seen no proof of this.
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post #3 of 11
defenitly 8800GTs
post #4 of 11
Custom PC magazine did a huge SLI test that proved 9600gt's work significantly better together. I go find the scored quickly.
post #5 of 11
Depends on the difference. 9600GT SLI is about 10% slower than the 8800GT in SLI.





You're free to make the decision from the info provided.

Edit: Thanks Marin
Edited by NrGx - 6/14/08 at 3:46am
post #6 of 11
And I will now retract my statement, as someone has finally provided proof.

Still, the 8800GT is better.
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From CustomPC Magazine UK (best magazine ever?)

8800gt SLI:

FPS: 9% (1680x1050)
Driving: 77% (1680x1050)
RTS: -63% (1680x1050)
All Games: 8% (1680x1050)


FPS: 20% (1900x1200)
Driving: 61% (1900x1200)
RTS: -53% (1900x1200)
All Games: 13% (1900x1200)

9600gt SLI

FPS: 47% (1680x1050)
Driving: 65% (1680x1050)
RTS: 2% (1680x1050)
All Games: 42% (1680x1050)

FPS: 49% (1900x1200)
Driving: 72% (1900x1200)
RTS: 3% (1900x1200)
All Games: 44% (1900x1200)

The "-" symbol indicates a decrease in performance. Tests used the latest WHQL drivers.

The games tested included: ArMA, CoD4, CoH (DX9), Crysis, DiRT, NFS: PS, Elder Scrolls 4, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Supreme Commander, Team Fortress 2.

Averages of scored were taken and a percentage score given (compared to a single card setup)
post #8 of 11
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is there a massive difference in performance or just a slight difference though? i'm mainly goin 2 be playin games like GRID and Flight Simulator but on high quality
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post #9 of 11
8800GT is definitely better, but for the price 9600GT is a better deal..
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post #10 of 11
GRID does not support dual cards i don't think (or at least well?)

For SLI, 9600gt is the way to go or simply wait for a 9 series card to come out that matches the 8800gt price and works properly in SLI.
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