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  • 31% (9)
    8800 GS sli is better than the HD4850 (buy another 8800 gs)
  • 62% (18)
    HD4850 is better (folding client and drivers will both get better)
  • 6% (2)
    just keep the 8800gs (remind you i already have a HD4850)
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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
need to know which one performs better, if so how much better. i couldn't really find any benchmarks on 8800 GS sli.

i already have one 8800 GS coming, i was wondering if 8800 GS sli setup would be better then the HD4850?
Edited by this n00b again - 6/27/08 at 5:38am
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I'd personally say the 4850 will be a better setup. The 8800GS is intended to be a mid-range card, and thus...most of the time doesn't really do a WHOLE lot of good going SLI (price/performance). If you've already got 1 4850 and 1 8800GS...just keep them both in seperate rigs (if you have 2 rigs with PCIe), or sell off the 8800GS . You'll be much happier I'd think with the single 4850.
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yeah i have two systems. nearly identical except the GPU and CPU
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One HD4850 is better than a 8800GT I'd assume that two would be better than two 8800GSes.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
One HD4850 is better than a 8800GT I'd assume that two would be better than two 8800GSes.
I do believe he's talking about a SINGLE 4850 vs. TWO 8800GS's in SLI .
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I saw someone doing benching on sli vs CF and they reported that CF scalled better than sli (not much mind you but enough to make a difference)
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Quote:
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I do believe he's talking about a SINGLE 4850 vs. TWO 8800GS's in SLI .


The ONE HD4850 would probably beat two 8800GSes in most stuff, and if ATI ever fixes the driver issues, then it will without a question.
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well in that case, i guess it should come down to the HD4850 in my quad and the 8800GS in my E4500.

and yes i was talking about 2x 8800GS sli and 1x HD4850
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post #9 of 11
You get like 18000 - 19000 in 3DMark06 with the 8800GS SLI.
post #10 of 11
I know questions answered now, but its pretty obvious, eh?

The HD4850 is only really beaten by two G92's running 512Mb vram, full 256bit bus, etc, etc, 8800GS would be a fair bit slower, but it all depends on the res you run at, since SLI and CF scale WAY more when your at a huge res.
    
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