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Old 05-31-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default SLI, worth it?

So I'm seeing these 7600GT's on the mid $100's, its crazy, so I look up the price on some 6600GT's, what I have. Would it be worth it to get another one, since they're only about $100, and SLI it?

One of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139170
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: SLI, worth it?

I would say no. Right now the 6600gt is getting pretty low end and two of those aren't much better. What I would do is sell the 6600gt and buy somthing like a 7900gt.
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Nope. No games completely use the power of SLI and upgrading means you'll need to buy two of the same cards (although recent driver improvements have allowed for mixing of brands).
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Yeah, And my board when in SLI, brings both slots down to 8x, so it really isn't much improvement at all. My GPU is bottlenecking my whole system though!
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just spend your money on one good card. buying two mediocre cards and putting them in SLi has no use.
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buy two 7600GT. Yopu'll see a difference.
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Default Re: SLI, worth it?

Haha, definately not enough money for that. I'll try to get a good $170 out of my 6600gt from some friends around locally

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