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Old 09-08-2007, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an nVidia GeForce 7600 GT. It can use SLI but I was wondering how it would work if I got another one and linked them.

Will it be similar to dual core CPUs?
Will it be able to run high quality games w/o choppy and low frame-rate?
Will it process faster? Or just distribute the load half-and-half?


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EDIT: I have an ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 Mobo
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you will see about a 40% increase with another card.

is your motherboard SLI compatiable?
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yep, Abit Fatal1ty FP-in9
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im sure you'd be happy adding another card. you will notice a difference. how big is beyond me.

i know my girlfriends dad has 2 7800 GT's in SLI and they preform pretty well.
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But some SLI boards support a max of x16 all together in SLi while some motherboards, each PCI-e x16 is 16x each. So it's 32x all together? Is that right?
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Will it be able to run high quality games w/o choppy and low frame-rate?
some... probably not any new ones though
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so then would it be a good idea to invest in another cheap card or wait till some "awesome" cards get cheaper?
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2x 7800gt will improve your framerates dramatically (over 1x 7800gt).
if you overclock them, you will see on average 40 to 50% increase.
it makes a big difference dude, especially if you can get a good deal on one. it wouldnt really be worth it if you had to pay 200 dollars for the 2nd card, because 2 7800gt will have a hard time running as well as a single stock 8800gts, which only costs like 280.00 or something.
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2x 7800gt will improve your framerates dramatically (over 1x 7800gt).
if you overclock them, you will see on average 40 to 50% increase.
it makes a big difference dude, especially if you can get a good deal on one. it wouldnt really be worth it if you had to pay 200 dollars for the 2nd card, because 2 7800gt will have a hard time running as well as a single stock 8800gts, which only costs like 280.00 or something.
well he's talking about 7600gt's.. lol... so anyway... i think going Sli with those would be a nice investment.. should be on par with a 7900gt.. which isnt too shabby at all... i say you go for it if you got the spare cash
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Default Re: Help me with SLI!

Lemme know how that works out for you, I have the same card and I am considering doing the same thing. Question for everyone else tho, If i run two cards SLI, does that mean i cant use the ports on the second card to add a second monitor?
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