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6800GT SLI vs 7800GT

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I'm looking for some opinions (or numbers) on running a 6800GT SLI rig vs a single 7800GT rig.

If the single 7800GT could out do the SLI 6800GT's I would spend the extra $50, since I also get more upgradability (adding another 7800GT later).

I'm not considering the GTX right now since it would make the price difference much higher.
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post #2 of 10
The 6800GT SLI is slightly faster than a single 7800GTX, but I would still get the 7800GTX as you have more headroom for upgrades later.
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yea, i would go for the 78, so u can maybe get another one later, besides some games dont support SLI.
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I'm not actually considering the 7800GTX, just the GT. Same opinions hold true for the GT?

I'm honestly leaning that way myself.
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I would get the 7800 GT because even if the 2x 6800 GTs are slightly faster, your stuck replacing both of them when you want to upgrade.
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http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...iii/page5.html
here is some benches with all sorts of combinations
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according to those charts in every game the 6800 ultra outperforms the x1800xl ,,,is it actually faster?
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Where do you see that?

First test, 6800U=29.5FPS, X1800XL=33.9FPS

Basically, I would get the 7800GT no matter what, it is better all around.
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Well, from what I saw in the benches, I'd definatley go with the 7800GT, I mean the only difference in say for example... F.E.A.R. was 11FPS, and that was compared to 2x 6800 Ultra's... Go w/ the 7800GT, for sure.
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Originally Posted by ThaWaxShop
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...iii/page5.html
here is some benches with all sorts of combinations

Great link, thanks a lot. Like you all have been sayin, I'm gonna go with the 7800GT. Thanks guys.
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