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Old 09-27-2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Default SLI with 2 8800gt's or one 9800gtx

yeah, as the title suggests should i get SLI with 2 8800gt's or one 9800gtx. the rig would be for playing games such as COD4 and crysis
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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i would go with one 9800GTX, i dont think multi GPU are 100% working yet, so single GPU works better, and later on if you got some more money, maybe pick up another 9800GTX to SLI that.
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Old 09-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: SLI with 2 8800gt's or one 9800gtx

I think SLI is pretty cool. I'd love the look of 2 GPUs in my motherboard. Unfortunately, SLI'ing is not very effective like Teny stated. I believe it's sucking only 40% of the second card's performance right now. Xfire'ing sucks a little more, but not effective enough that it helps to have SLI over a single card.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:59 PM   #4
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Two 8800GT's will be a lot faster than a single 9800GTX.
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I guess in this case it is worth it. Go for it. What's the price difference?
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the cheapest 8800GT is $111, and the cheapest 9800GTX+ is about $200.
so the 8800GT is slightly more.
I would still go for the 9800GTX, it looks nicer than the 8800GT, to me at least. I like them dual slots for some reason, and there isnt really any games out there that requires more than an 9800GTX at the moment, since i am able to run most games with an 8800GT.
But if he goes with the 9800GTX+, then later he can get another 9800GTX+ when it becomes cheaper and it will be faster than the 8800GT SLI.
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the cheapest 8800GT is $111, and the cheapest 9800GTX+ is about $200.
so the 8800GT is slightly more.
I would still go for the 9800GTX, it looks nicer than the 8800GT, to me at least. I like them dual slots for some reason, and there isnt really any games out there that requires more than an 9800GTX at the moment, since i am able to run most games with an 8800GT.
But if he goes with the 9800GTX+, then later he can get another 9800GTX+ when it becomes cheaper and it will be faster than the 8800GT SLI.
No offense, but does looks really matter? I mean, you'll only see it every once in a while.
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i have an transparent side panel, and once in awhile when i am boared, i like to look through the panel and admire my hardware.
its like so hypnotizing.
once when i dont have an transparent side panel, i opened up my case to show him the motherboard he might be getting, and just when i was about to close it, he was like "NO! i want to stare at it some more".
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The name makes it sound a lot faster than the 8800GT, but in reality, performance difference between the 8800GT and the 9800GTX is only about 10%, so two 8800GT's would obviously outperform a single 9800GTX in 95% of cases.
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And if you really don't like the look if it, put a new cooler on it. The new Thermalright T-Rad2 performs better than their HR0-3+.
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