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Old 02-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question Sli Questions/ suggestions

I have decided that i'm going to get an 8800GT because i'm really getting into gaming & I'm addicted to Crysis and just bought Company of heros. I'm have a few questions.

1st - if I get 8800 should i run it in sli with my 8600, I know you should match up memory and clock speeds, but i should still see some improvement shouldent I?

2nd - Which of these cards should i get, or do you have any recommendations?
My Budget is around $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150273
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...IN#detailspecs
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I thought about saving up for the 9 series, but i think i would be better off the but an 8800 then when the 9 comes out and the 8800 price drops buy another
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1st - No, you can not run a 8800GT with a 8600GT in SLI. They need to have matching GPUs to be compatible such as 2x 8800GT or 2x 8600GT.

2nd - Of those three, I would suggest the XFX GeForce 8800GT XXX Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition. Great card, very fast and excellent support
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1st - No, you can not run a 8800GT with a 8600GT in SLI. They need to have matching GPUs to be compatible such as 2x 8800GT or 2x 8600GT.

2nd - Of those three, I would suggest the XFX GeForce 8800GT XXX Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition. Great card, very fast and excellent support
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One question I forgot to ask, would i be better off buying another 8600GT and running 2 in sli than buying a 8800GT?
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No. One 8800GT will be much faster than two 8600GT in SLI.
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Probably. At least to me 2 cards at x quality is better than 1 at 1.5x quality.

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Atomic Rooster: Is that true? 1 8800GT will dominate 2 8600. That's crazy. Would have never thought
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No.
1 8800GT is alot faster than 2x 8600GT in sli. Unless of course you just want to save money, in that case a 8600GT is less than $100 where as the 8800GT is over $300. But the performance is alot better in the 8800GT even in that situation.
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Yes JogaBonito1502 it is true. The 8800GT is nearly three times faster than a single 8600GT. Now throw in another 8600GT and run them in SLI, and you get at the most a 40 - 50% increase in performance. Still not near enough to come close to a single 8800GT.
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Oh...That's cool. So the 9 series gonna be like 2x-3x as fast?
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Not that much, probably closer to about 20 - 40% faster than a 8800GT.
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Yes JogaBonito1502 it is true. The 8800GT is nearly three times faster than a single 8600GT. Now throw in another 8600GT and run them in SLI, and you get at the most a 40 - 50% increase in performance. Still not near enough to come close to a single 8800GT.
I just saw this to backup your point

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