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Old 09-25-2005, 05:37 AM   #1
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Default One 7800gtx or 2?

Please make sure in future to post in the correct forum, this thread has been moved to Hadware/Software, thanks. I'm planning on buying a new 7800gtx soon and im woundering if its best to buy one or 2? I have a PCI-E Mobo but it only has one PCI-E slot so that means i would have to buy a new mobo too.. So my question is, Will i be fine with one 7800gtx for a while (awhiling meaning a year) or should i wait until i have the money to buy both 7800's and the new mobo?

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Old 09-25-2005, 09:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: One 7800gtx or 2?

short answer yes. You will be fine with your 7800 gtx probably for a lot longer then a year. You can probably play the top games on it at decent to high resolution for around 3 years most likly.
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Thanks for the reply, thats what wanting to hear!
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A single 7800GTX is so fast, faster than dual 6800GTs. I would say that it's a safe bet you'll be just fine.
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1 is more than enough. And in about 2 years u will still be able to play games well with it. And when games are so cool that a 7800GTX can't run them well then just buy anotherone, prolly costs 50% less then.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:31 PM   #6
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well what im worried about is that SLI has been around for years but tis just now making a come back, and im worried that this "SLI CRAZE" is just over hyped and will soon die out also games have to support SLI :/ so im just gonna go with one for now....
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Yeah, go with one of those motha's. It'l run great for a long time.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:48 PM   #8
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Yep im gonna go with one, well i dont want to start anouther thread so ill ask here. Is there going to be a new socket type coming out soon? right now i have a 939 socket but iv been hearing people say that a new one is in Develpment, this true?
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Definately. A single 7800 GTX could easily hold it's own when playing all the games today.
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sli of a 7800 gtx although would be very powerfull, in my opinion is a waste of money. take a look at these benchmarks:



as you can see their really is minimal increase of peformance when putting into sli. In sli its 11441 in 3dmark vs in single 9721 in 3dmark. thts less then a %20 increase in peformance in high resolution. not worth it to me really.
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