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Old 01-21-2009, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

which is better
dual sli 9600gt's

or a single 8800 gt

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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

SLI 9600GT in games that support SLI.
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yes sli 9600gt's would be better in games that support sli. but it is always better to have one mid level card vs 2 low end card.
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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

plus eventually you could get a second 8800gt.
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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

Since you already have a 9600 GT. Grab another 9600 GT instead of the 8800 GT.

Also keep in mind that 8800 GT in SLI only outperforms 9600 GT in SLI by 10~15%. Out of 60FPS that's like a 6~8FPS difference.

So yes 8800 GT SLI is a powerful set up. But your 9600 GT SLI setup shouldn't trail too far behind.
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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

well if i do get the 9600gt, which is deal for 60 bucks
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how long before you think agame would come out that will need upgraded cards

and doesnt everygame support sli

i have crysis , cod wow, assasins creed, fo3, and some other newer games

of course i wont need sli playing css or anything like that though
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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

Like Rican said it depends whether your playing games that support SLI or not.

The games you listed should be fine. But with a resolution of 1440x900 you shouldn't have any issues maxing out games.

SLI/Crossfire doesn't always work though. Some games I get 100% scaling, some games scale only %50, %25, and in some I loose FPS.
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ok thankyou

what about a 9800 gt vs 8800 gt
i will be overclocking slightly also
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9800gt and 8800gt are same thing. except the 9800gt has a 55nm core.
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Default Re: 8800gt vs 9600gt sli

4830 > 9800 GT and it's usually cheaper.

You should probably pick up that $60 9600 GT. In all honesty on a 19" monitor a single 9600 GT is more then sufficient. Unless the game in question is Crysis @1440x900.
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