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Old 06-18-2006, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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7950GX2 vs. 2 SLI connected 7900GTs. Both cost the same. Which provides better performance? Sorry if this has been asked already.
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7950GX2 hands down.
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http://www.short-media.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47230

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It's a better solution if you are not a hardcore overclocker, because when both overclocked to their maximum (Which requires a very good cooling solution) the 7900SLI'd will do the same or even a little bit better, but un-overclocked, or at least not to the peak of the peak the 7950GX2 is better, plus.. you can stick it in an SLI too, then it will be even more *** kicking lol.
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get the 7950GX2 just for future upgradibility if you would ever want to go SLI (DONT), lol
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^You realize though that the 7950GX2 Is just two cards SLI'd on one connection, right?
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i mean QUAD, lol
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oh, well I was reading in in the sense of "SLi is cr@p.."
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well, all multi GPU solutions so far have been ****E
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You guys do realize that the 7950 doesn't use SLI by itself right? You don't have to have a SLI motherboard for it, just need a PCIe slot.

Reasons to get 7950 over 7900GT SLI:

7950 runs faster
Only uses 1 6-pin power connector
Only uses 1 PCIe slot
Can upgrade to Quad SLI once forceware drivers (but thats a waste of money IMO)

SLI 7900GT and 7950 actually are pretty good, the 7950 runs more then 100% faster in FEAR w/ 1600x1200 (75fps vs 35fps) and even 2048x1538 (it runs at 75fps!)

The 7950 once agains is running just around 100% faster then the 7900 GT in HL2 Episode 1 in 1600x1200 and 2048x1538.

It also runs 100% faster in BF2 w/ 2048x1538 4xAA.

The 7950 and SLI 7900 GTs are the only multi-GPU that I support and think is worth the cash... but I only think it's worth it if you have a really high resolution monitor.

http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2769&p=1
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Well, I am not planning on going quad. However these are my only worries about 7950:

1. DirectX cards are coming out soon and I won't want to replace such an expensive card, but I can't wait until that either.

2. The card can't handle HDR and AA at the same time. Correct? Is it like that with all NVidia cards?
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