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Old 12-20-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130161

ok it says that it uses AMD processor and has SLI. The intergrated graphics on it says 8 Series. If i put my curent 8600 GT in it, Would it SLI and last me about 2 or 3 months. Maybe play games like Crysis on medium and high and max out Call of Duty on 1280-1024 resoultion?
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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Nvidia has a thing called "Hybrid SLI" and "GeForce Boost" that allows you to basically run an SLI setup using a video card and the onboard graphics. Unfortunately, your 8600GT doesn't support this technology.

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so i would need something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130384

but i cant sli a 9 series and an 8 series right? isn't there no MOBO with 9 series graphics or does it treat it the same becuase of them both being almost the same?



P.S. This is the card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133199

Damn i could remember when this card could max out anything you could throw at it......
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You have to have the same chip. As long as it's in the same series you're fine.
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Old 12-20-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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so i would need something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130384

but i cant sli a 9 series and an 8 series right? isn't there no MOBO with 9 series graphics or does it treat it the same becuase of them both being almost the same?
You wouldn't really get any kind of a performance boost from hybrid SLi with a 9800GT. It would be good for power consumption, but who really cares about that?

9800GT is an 8800GT with Hybrid SLi support.
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Your best bet would be to wait until you can afford a new video card like the 9800GT you posted. That would easily play Crysis on med settings and would be plenty for COD.

If you were to use a 9800GT on that motherboard, you would only benefit from using HybridPower which would lower the power consumption during gaming.
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lol im still trying to figure out wether i should get the GTX+ with 1GB or a 4850 with 1 GB

and now i have 3 choices for gtx+ 1 GBs

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20729&name=1GB
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The GTX+ outperforms the HD 4850 in most tests.
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ok TY so should i get the AMD mobo or the 750i.

AMD's are supposed to be "True" Quad cores and are better to overclock

Intel's i have used my whole life and are also good to overclock, but are 20 or 30 dollars more expensive (9850 vs. Q6600)

which one and which mobo for SLI
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The GTX+ outperforms the HD 4850 in most tests.
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http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3340&p=1




In Crysis, the GTX+ is slightly faster and in COD4, the 4850 is slightly faster.
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ok TY so should i get the AMD mobo or the 750i.
Depends on whether you decide to go with the 9800GTX+ or the HD 4850. Atomic Rooster says the GTX+ is faster, but I would put them at more or less equal. Unless you're playing at 1680x1050+, stick with the 512MB though, the 1GB VRAM won't make a big difference.
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Intel's i have used my whole life and are also good to overclock, but are 20 or 30 dollars more expensive (9850 vs. Q6600)
Stock, the 9850 and the Q6600 are about the same (9950's only a tiny bit more, though), but overclocked, the Q6600 will most likely end up faster. It will also depend on how good of an overclocker you are. Phenoms can really test your skillz.
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