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Old 10-13-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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i might pick up another 8800GT for about $80-$90 around december and SLI.
I think the reason why i went with SLI because i see it as picking up another 8800GT is cheaper than buying a brand new graphics card.
8800GT is low on stock now, i hope it lasts till december so i can get it as a christmas present. I wonder if China would have any...
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:27 PM   #12
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lol

Can this use 2 video cards?
ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard and is it 2 GeForce or 2 4850 brand?
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:29 PM   #13
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yes it can, but it cannot run SLI.
it can only be used with ATI's Crossfire.
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uhhhhhhh i've gone crossed eyed..... what does that mean
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:35 PM   #15
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Nvidia owns SLI, while ATI has Crossfire.
Each board only supports one or the other.
Nvidia being Greedy only made their boards the only ones that can SLI.
While with ATI, they pretty much let a lot of boards support it, so Intel and AMD chipsets supports Crossfire.
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and what brand of 8800gt did you get, i might get 2 of them also because you seem to know what you are talking about and i will sli them i guess



Still cross eyed lol jk

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:42 PM   #17
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I already said, since your monitor's native resolution is only 1440x960, you don't need a multi-GPU setup. Just go with a single 8800GT/9800GT.
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no lol i mean for just performance lol to playnext gen games not for monitor
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my 8800GT is discontinued
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...512-P3-N800-TR

Do you really want SLI?
that means that you have to limit yourself to nForce chipsets which is probably the worst OC chipset.
Though it OC alright if you only OC by a little like me.
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no lol i mean for just performance lol to playnext gen games not for monitor


Frames rates are proportional to resolution, as the resolution goes up, the lower the frames rates go. Therefore you need a more powerful card if you play at a high resolution, which you don't.
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