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Old 02-15-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Which GPU for Sli?

Okay, I want Sli, but should I get another BFG 7800 GTX or should I get 2 x XFX 7950 GT Xtreme Editions?
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which GPU for Sli?

get a DXX card
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If your gonna buy another card, go with a 8800GTS or GTX, or wait until ATI's R600. The 7800GTX still performs good by itself.
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Yeah. Getting two 7900s is useless because it doesn't support DX10. You'd be better off with one 8800GTX.
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Yeah, save for dualies of the lower prfile 8800GTS card coming out soon.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:45 PM   #6
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So the new 8800s will work with my mobo? I haven't looked to see if they are compatible.
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I dont see why not, they are PCIE.
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Yeah, i'd get the 8800 GTS. it will out perform any SLI setup you can trow at it (unless its an 8800 set up) It might prove to be a little cheaper to do that, then SLI and buy a DX 10 card later
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Old 02-15-2007, 10:20 PM   #9
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If you can, save up for two 8800 GTX's. If you want something powerful, but cheaper, the 8800 GTS 320MB versions just released for $300-ish. Basically the same as the 8800 GTS, but less GDDR3.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:27 AM   #10
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your PCP&C 510 might not be able to power the 8800GTX's in SLI. The 8800GTX might over draw the 12V rail. Assuming each 8800GTX draws the full 225W at full load (that is the maximum power draw a card can have, 75W from the slot, 75 from each 6 pin connector, you have a max of 225W. Anyway, graphics today use the 12V rail...so divide watts by voltage to get amps. So...18.75A per card...that's some insane power draw. Anyway, you might need a new power supply either way.
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