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First of all, I will need a new motherboard, but is my 9800GTX+ even capable of going into SLI?

Secondly, is it even worth it? What kind of speeds should I expect to see out of my 9800GTX+ in SLI? Would it be comparable to a single GTX460 using split frame rendering? Or not even close?

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First of all, I will need a new motherboard, but is my 9800GTX+ even capable of going into SLI?

Secondly, is it even worth it? What kind of speeds should I expect to see out of my 9800GTX+ in SLI? Would it be comparable to a single GTX460 using split frame rendering? Or not even close?

Thanks

Yes your 9800GTX+ can SLI.

2 of them in SLI should be comparable to 1 460. I assume you are going to get a 2nd 9800GTX+ on the super cheap?

Course that said, I still recommend single card setups, plus your vram will be limiting you with the 9800gtx's, and you dont get the goodies from dx11.

This brand new is $160 after rebate:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121391

EDIT: Consolidating a long post...

Sell you 9800gtx+ for $40-50 on craigslist or ebay. Buy a used 460 for $100-$110 and rejoice in an awesome card. If you definitely want a new 460, the one linked above is solid and good price after rebate.
Edited by RomeSC - 4/12/11 at 7:31pm
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9800 GTX+ is capable of SLI. 2 9800 would be better then one GTX 460, I used to have SLI 9800GTX+ and it is just about the same as a GTX 285. But it really depends on the games you play. You would have to get a new power supply, 500watts is not going to do it. If i wear you, i would sell your 9800GTX and buy a used card. Use the money you wear going to use to buy a new 9800 and mobo. Your not going to be able to upgrade to any thing better untill you get a better power supply. I would use craigslist.com to sell your card. It should sell for $80
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i would say youre better off just buying a 460 for now, then once the 460's get cheaper, buy another one along with a new mobo and psu
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annnnd sell that 9800...you could easily get 50 bucks for it.

...or use it as a backup
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Just get a new GPU..
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I kind of have to agree with everyone else here, yes you can SLI with that 9800, but really there is no point to. I would reccommend a 460, or even a used 470. The 470's are going cheap around OCN as of late and you could even look into a 560ti if need be.
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WOW! New Evga Reference 460 1gb for 119 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-14130591-L03C

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WOW! New Evga Reference 460 1gb for 119 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-14130591-L03C

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9800 GTX+ is capable of SLI. 2 9800 would be better then one GTX 460, I used to have SLI 9800GTX+ and it is just about the same as a GTX 285. But it really depends on the games you play. You would have to get a new power supply, 500watts is not going to do it. If i wear you, i would sell your 9800GTX and buy a used card. Use the money you wear going to use to buy a new 9800 and mobo. Your not going to be able to upgrade to any thing better untill you get a better power supply. I would use craigslist.com to sell your card. It should sell for $80
No way, most GTX460 is capable of massive OC and even at default, it still beats 9800GTX+ SLI.
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