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Would 2 128Mb GeForce 6800's in SLI run better than 1 256Mb 7800GT? I am building a system for a friend and was wondering which would be better right out of the box?
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Originally Posted by crashovride02
Would 2 128Mb GeForce 6800's in SLI run better than 1 256Mb 7800GT? I am building a system for a friend and was wondering which would be better right out of the box?
I think it would be close with the 128mb GT's, but I suggest getting the 7800GT regardless. He could always buy a second later down the road to up his performance.
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I think it would be close with the 128mb GT's, but I suggest getting the 7800GT regardless. He could always buy a second later down the road to up his performance.
That is what I was thinking too but wasn't sure. That's why I love this site
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Bump. Anyone else want to chime in?
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What's your friend planning to use it for? Is he really into "everything has to be on high"... I am putting together a budget rig myself and I am going with a 6800GS for now which will serve me okay and then when people are dumping thier 6800GS later to get the latest and greatest, I will probably grab another one cheap for SLI mode.
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What's your friend planning to use it for? Is he really into "everything has to be on high"... I am putting together a budget rig myself and I am going with a 6800GS for now which will serve me okay and then when people are dumping thier 6800GS later to get the latest and greatest, I will probably grab another one cheap for SLI mode.
Well 1 7800GT costs about $40 less than 2 6800's but from what I have been reading the 7800GT would still be just as good and if he wants too I guess he can just get aother one later.
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The 7800gt has more features that future games will use. I wouldn't recommend buying last gen cards.
     
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If you overclock the 7800GT enough you get GTX performance
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Quote:
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If you overclock the 7800GT enough you get GTX performance

You'd still be missing 4 pipes though...
     
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