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So what would it be like running these two in SLI in comparison with high end cards like the higer GT or GTXs? And could there be a possibility that there would come out some kind of BIOS flash to something higher or something later on ?
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post #22 of 27
Don't disregard the 6800gs. They cost anywhere from $150-180 and the overclock VERY easily.

The 7600gt ($220) or the 6800gs ($170)........it all depends on what you are willing to spend.
    
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You wanted a mid-ranged price, we chose the best for the price range. The 7600GT will get great FPS in pretty much every game, and the SM3/HDR will make everything very pretty.

The 7600GT is nice but once you start using HDR/SM3 it won't do as well. All in all, I say the best cards at the $200.00 range are the X850XT and the 7600GT. One has speed and the other can make your games look preatty. However, if planning to play games like F.E.A.R and BF2 at their max. you should be really be looking at performance level cards ($300.00 and up range).
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post #24 of 27
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Ok guys! Thanks for all the posts but I think Íll go with the eVGA 7900GT even thought that will damage my budget Thanks alot !
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post #25 of 27
Fatal, most 6800GS cards are about $180... and several 7600GTs are $190 at NewEgg.

But yes, if you can spare the cash, definently get the 7900GT. It blows the X850XT and 7600GT away, and will OC insanely high. There was a post to an article in which a 7900GT was OCed to a core speed of 800MHz with a volt mod and custom air cooling.
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Alot... pretty much all modern 3d games need shader model 3.0
Wrong. Not one single game out there needs SM 3.0. Some newer games support it, but they dont require it.
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You don't need a very high end card for BF2 maxed out, my old X800XL ran it just fine maxed out. FEAR is a different story, even my 7900GTX drops down to about 30FPS occasionally when FEAR is ALL maxed out as high as it will go but man is it good looking.
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