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Old 11-17-2007, 07:32 PM   #11
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for what? the extra ram (makes little difference) and the speeds that he could get with some ocing?
I don't know what you're talking about, the difference between either of those cards SLIed and an 8800GTX is pretty substantial...
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:38 PM   #12
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i still would stick with the 8800gt very well supported because most people own the 8800 of they have a dx10 card
plus i just dont like amd and ati right now
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:01 PM   #13
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I don't know what you're talking about, the difference between either of those cards SLIed and an 8800GTX is pretty substantial...
Actually, I dont know what you are talking about...

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3140&p=9
In one, the 8800gt beats the GTX, and this is a single GT, so 2 of them would really beat it.

Still dont believe it?
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...enchmarks.html


http://www.guru3d.com/article/Videocards/470/8
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:42 PM   #14
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Wow, nice. Either way though, the SLI/Crossfire setup isn't worth it. Especially since he's planning on Crossfire with the 3870.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:53 PM   #15
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Yeah, I agree, I dont think its worth it to buy 2 at once, unless its ultras or something. But I also see where he is coming from. If he buys an 8800gt now for $280, and than in a year when the 9 series are out an strong, he can buy another 8800gt for $100 and it will add a lot of power to keep up with the 9s.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:55 PM   #16
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That's true, but I think he might be better off selling the current card and upgrading to a 9 series...unless they really start improving SLI technology. Right now, it's not very efficient.
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How much more does it add? Like 60% of the second card instead of a full 100%?
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #18
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If you're lucky...it depends a lot on the game. It's not uncommon for it to be as low as 25%.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:03 AM   #19
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two 3850s in crossfire provide the same performance as GTX, I'll post the link to it in a minute.
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Wait Wait Wait...a 3870? Holy Sh!t! It looks like a powerful card
It does on paper, but nvidia's drivers exploit the games better.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:21 AM   #20
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Actualy I found some benches and it's not as fast as a GT, but it's damn close. It's around 4-10FPS difference. And it's cheap!
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