Re: Upgrade or Save up?
I was looking at some benches, and the 8800GT SLI does beat the 4870 on some, and maybe even the 5770 on a couple. (On Anandtech)
An 8800GT for $77 isn't bad, especially since it seems like it's close to the performance of the 5770. Yeah the 5770 has DX11 and more future proof, but who knows, they might come out with an DX11.1 soon too.
I was told by somebody on this forum that my current PSU will support SLI and my setup. I checked how much it needed on peak on the extreme PSU calculator, and said I needed 359W total on 100% peak performance. Am I safe? I assume I might be pushing it a bit.
Is SLI even worth it in the end? I get mixed messages where it's great, or that it sucks so bad that it's better to just stick with one card (depending on the game obviously)
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