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post #1 of 17
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Just wondering.... if it is even worth it to get another 9600gt? Any benchies that show the 9600GTs sli compared to a 4850 or gtx260?
post #2 of 17
Here's a few SLI benchmarks but it doesn't compare with the newest cards...
http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...ance/page3.asp
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post #3 of 17
It is very close to a GTX 260 in SLI supported games. Check out the tests done by a member here in the Nvidia section

EDIT> here is the review

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...t-sli-ftw.html
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post #4 of 17
2 9600GT in SLI is the best scaling SLI out there! Go for it...you will be glad you did. I used to run 2 of them in SLI, and liked that setup much better than the 4850s I had after.
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post #5 of 17
2 9600gt in SLI perform a little worse than a 9800GX2. I ran 2 of them for about 2-3 months until i went with 2 4870 in Xfire. If you can get some cheap go for it.

Like the guy above me said,
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post #6 of 17
I'm assuming that 1080p is the resolution you are at and 9600GT SLI would be an excellent choice.
    
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post #7 of 17
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Thanks guys, do they still scale well if they are under an 8x 8x PCI-E?
post #8 of 17
9600GT scale great with the right CPU. That 3800+ is not going to scale very well. Upgrade CPU first!

I tried running my two 9600GT's off a e2180 @ 3.6Ghz and only got a 5% improvement. Upgraded to this e5200 and they rock before even OCing it.
    
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post #9 of 17
Just get a 9800 GTX+
they cost 150euro..

might even take 2 if ur budget is good
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post #10 of 17
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Well, its a christmas present, and the only things available are a 9600GT or 9800GT :\\
I saw a huge jump in performance from going from a 2.0 to 2.4. Hopefully they don't bottle neck that much, only looking for about 50% increase, and most benechies see almost 100 percent :O
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