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I am letting a friend borrow my 3870 crossfire setup (sig) while I work on his rig. He was extremely impressed with how the crossfire'd cards performed compared to his 9800GTX (which was a lot better according to him... he is a gamer who competes in tournaments). IDK if Crossfire scales better then SLI, but I got my ATI cards for $240 total, so it was worth it for me.
Edited by ericeod - 6/16/08 at 12:40am
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
ya learn to make your post more understandable. after reading it again it still is hard to figure out what you want.
Did you read the bold print? I don't think I can word it more clearly. Maybe I should not use capital letters, commas or possibly periods. Lol.
post #13 of 25
Are you finding the info you are lookng for in any of the posts in your thread? I gather you are asking if SLI/CF is worth it over a single card solution. I would say yes, considering the price of the cards, go dual if you can do it easily. In your case, a second 8800GT would be a great purchase IMO.
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Thread Starter 
Here.

9800gtx = 2x???? GPU
9800 gx2 = 2x???? GPU
3870 = 2x???? GPU
3870X2= 2x???? GPU
8800 Ultra = 2x???? GPU
8800GTX = 2x???? GPU
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People with SLI are going to say its great! WHICH IT IS

People without it will bash it because they don't have it!
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post #16 of 25
9800gtx = 2x8800gt
9800 gx2 = 2x9800gtx
3870X2= 2x3870
8800 Ultra = 2x 8800gt

thats hard because nothing really lines up the way your talking about
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post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by anyhtinggoes View Post
Here.

9800gtx = 2x???? GPU
9800 gx2 = 2x???? GPU
3870 = 2x???? GPU
3870X2= 2x???? GPU
8800 Ultra = 2x???? GPU
8800GTX = 2x???? GPU
It doesnt quite work like that. To give you an idea, here is my 3870 CF 3Dmarks06, which an 8800GT SLI setup would top.

http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=6938685
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Main test results
3DMark Score: 19626
SM 2.0 Score: 7891
SM 3.0 Score: 8982
CPU Score: 5633
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Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator View Post
9800gtx = 2x8800gt
9800 gx2 = 2x9800gtx
3870X2= 2x3870
8800 Ultra = 2x 8800gt

thats hard because nothing really lines up the way your talking about
I agree that nothing really lines up. But I can say that in gameplay, 2 3870s beat a 9800GTX. I think 8800GT SLI will as well.
Edited by ericeod - 6/16/08 at 1:03am
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post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by decapitator View Post
9800gtx = 2x8800gt
9800 gx2 = 2x9800gtx
3870X2= 2x3870
8800 Ultra = 2x 8800gt

thats hard because nothing really lines up the way your talking about
The 9800gtx and the 8800 Ultra are single core cards...or are you doing performance comparisons.
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So what does XFire actually do?
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ATi version of SLi - able to use 2 or more cards together
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