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Old 04-23-2006, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1 7600 GT or 2 SLI'ed 6800 XT's?

What should I do SLI two 6800 XT's or the 7600 GT???

I want to spend around $200 give or take on a graphics card setup.... or is there something else i should consider?

EDIT:for the 7600 GT should i consider this?:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...931185&CatId=0
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just one 7600gt
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um you do no that the 7600 and the 6800 are priced nearly the same, and if ur going to blow money on 2 6800 XTs, why not just get 1 7900GT?

OH and 1 more thing, SLI IS A WASTE OF MONEY!
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After I looked at some 6800 XT benchmarks and game performance, I can to a conclusion that the 6800 XT performs about the same or a little less then the 6800 (vanilla). I could not find any 6800 XT SLI reviews so I decided to find the next best thing, 6800 SLI reviews.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...00/default.asp

I like firingsquad's reviews. After looking through I found that the 6800 GT performs about the same a SLI 6800s. However, these are on older video drivers, and I'm not sure how they perform on the latest drivers. The 7600 GT performs a lot like the 6800 GT.

I would go with the 7600 GT for a couple of reasons:

1) The GeForce 7 series has support for transparent AA (this allows things behind transparent objects like windows and chainlink fences to be rendered in AA as well)

2) Lower noise, heat, and power usage (because only one card is running)

3) Leaves an open slot for another 7600 GT

4) Some games don't run SLI very well

5) The 7600 GT (you picked) comes with GRAW

6) SLI isn't worth buying unless you already have one of the cards IMO
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If you are overclocking the best choice is still the 6800GS IMO as the 7600GT reputably does not overclock very well and is still held back by 128 bit memory interface memory bandwidth
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You shuld buy a 7800GT from karpfish for 200
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ok thanks guys
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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wait could u give me the URL for karfish?
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He means a member here named Karpfish24.

http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=...hlight=7800+GT
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never go sli unless you have too much money and wanna find some place to waste
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