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Old 02-22-2007, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800 GTS SLI or just one 8800 GTX?

currently, i can either get 1 8800 GTX or 2 8800 GTS graphics cards. do you think SLI with the GTSs is better than 1 GTX? ive read the stats on how good SLI works, and im not sure if there will be much difference. anyone happen to have done this configuration and tested it?

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get one GTX way cheaper and probably about the same performance anyways

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1 8800GTX beats SLI 8800GTS currently and produces less heat and takes less watts.
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ok, thx
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Originally posted by Sora
1 8800GTX beats SLI 8800GTS currently and produces less heat and takes less watts.
wrong. Show me the benchmarks.

8800GTS SLI beats 1 8800GTX in "almost" every category. Less heat and less watts is a given.
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i don't know where you found... or think 1 gtx is better than 2 gt's.... thats just plain wrong

it all depends on your resolutions... and what you pla... don't just go and say things like 1 gtx is better or as good as 2 gts'

some games will utilize SLi far more than others.... and in dx10.. who know's 8800gts' in SLi just may kick the crap outta 1 GTX
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I am a little worried about getting a second 8800GTS because it would sit right below my first 8800GTS, therefore blocking the intake fan. That can't be healthy.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What about 2x 8800gts 320mb in sli vs 1x 8800gtx?
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Just get one GTX, because a lot of games don't support SLI anyway
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Plus SLI is never worth the money, because you're paying I think 100% more, for a 10-30% increase in performance. I think SLI is only useful in extreme resolutions.



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