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Hey everyone,i´m getting a new card this month but i´m not sure what i should get.My gts is getting old and i want a new one.
What i wanna play is hl2,tf2,cod4,C&C3,C&C Red alert 3(when it comes out) and maybe battlefield bad company.
I´m not really interested in crysis,what should i get to play those games at max?,a single 8800 gt which is very cheap right now so i could get more ram then and a new hard drive.
The other options are to get 2x8800 gt in sli for 180 each,or a single 9800gtx.
The 9800gtx is a very good card but i´m not sure if i really need it to play that games,so what do you guys think?,if there are some other cards i could get you can feel free to suggest,thanks.
 
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generally the 2 8800 would be better than the 1 9800. my only concerian is your mobo. what are the specs while in sli? 16x4 or 8x8?
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generally the 2 8800 would be better than the 1 9800. my only concerian is your mobo. what are the specs while in sli? 16x4 or 8x8?
haven´t tried it in sli,never.
 
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there will be a slight proformance loss with your mobo supporting 8x8 in sli but not to much. most cards barely us 8x bandwidth if that much.
the real question is is which is better 8800 x2 in 8x8 sli config or a 9800x1 in 16x?
they would ruffly be the same if not i would think the 8800's would still be a little better.
but then with the 9800 would leave room to sli in the future.
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also depending where you live
http://fxvideocards.com/ZOTAC-GeForc...d-p-16280.html

and some compianies have droped the prices of the 9800 aswell.(200 usd)
here is one
http://fxvideocards.com/ZOTAC-GeForc...x-p-16266.html
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2x 8800 - SLI > 1x 9800
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2 8800GTs will be much better i mean much better then 1 9800GTX.
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there will be a slight proformance loss with your mobo supporting 8x8 in sli but not to much. most cards barely us 8x bandwidth if that much.
the real question is is which is better 8800 x2 in 8x8 sli config or a 9800x1 in 16x?
they would ruffly be the same if not i would think the 8800's would still be a little better.
but then with the 9800 would leave room to sli in the future.
Cool,and what about a single a 8800gt?,is that bad?,i may sli a few months after but i wanna have a card i can use when i get it,what do you think?
 
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2x 8800 - SLI > 1x 9800
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2 8800GTs will be much better i mean much better then 1 9800GTX.
we all know this.
the question is how much proformance loss will there be with the 8x's sli


Cool,and what about a single a 8800gt?,is that bad?,i may sli a few months after but i wanna have a card i can use when i get it,what do you think?
there is nothing wronge with the 8800 gt's at all.
post #10 of 23
What resolution is your monitor?
2 8800GTs > 1 9800GTX but honestly the scaling of SLI varies on resolution and game. I'd probably get a 9800GTX/9800GTX+/GTX260 because you can still go SLI on them.
    
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