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Old 08-30-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting a new custom computer from a town in my shop. I asked them if it is possible to get the GeForce 7800 GTX SLI, and they told me this is the one I would be getting: Extreme N7800 GTX-2DHTV

I'm not sure if this is THE SLI version of the card, or is it? Is this THE card I want?

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Old 08-30-2005, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well for SLI you need two of the same video cards. You'll need two of the same video cards to run SLI, and make sure your motherboard can run SLI.
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Yes 7800GTX's aren't made in any other fashion, if you got 2 of them with an nForce4 SLI enabled motherboard, with an uber PSU, then yea you could run them.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm not sure I understand this fully. Is this card I am getting the same as the GeForce 7800 GTX?

If I am ordering this, does it come with 2 video cards, is it 2 in one, or is it just the normal 7800 GTX?

Or does this video card (sli) just mean that it is just compatible with running with another video card.

So, if I order just this one, does that mean I will get the benchmarks of a normal 7800 GTX, or a 7800 GTX SLI (much better!!)?
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to run sli you will need to order 2 videocards of the exact same type. if running 7800 sli your most likely need the biggest baddest PSU on the market. and you will need a sli motherboard. i reccommend an eVGA nForce4 SLi motherboard. But do you have to buy the bracket too? i dont know.
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Old 08-30-2005, 06:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So, if I order just this one, does that mean I will get the benchmarks of a normal 7800 GTX, or a 7800 GTX SLI (much better!!)?
normal 7800 GTX = 1 card
7800 GTX SLI = 2 cards (1 7800 GTX + 1 7800 GTX)

7800 GTX SLI is not a card all its own it is two 7800 GTX working together to increase performance. (hence the better benchmarks)

Here is a way to tell if you are getting what you want. If the price tag is under $2,000 US probably not. Just make sure that you are communicating with the builder(s) to ensure that you get what you want.
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