Don't know what GPU to get! - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-12-2007, 12:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 15
Default Re: Don't know what GPU to get!

The 8800 GT > 8800 GTS, and cheaper, but if are going to get two, make it xfire 3870
__________________

vachegranddieu is offline  
Old 12-12-2007, 12:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 9
Default Re: Don't know what GPU to get!

why xfire though? Wouldn't 2 GTS v2 kill it? They do make hacks for crossfire motherboards which allow you to run sli.
__________________

ferrarza701 is offline  
Old 12-12-2007, 12:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 482
Default Re: Don't know what GPU to get!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ferrarza701 View Post
why xfire though? Wouldn't 2 GTS v2 kill it? They do make hacks for crossfire motherboards which allow you to run sli.

2 GTS would beat out 2 3870, but for almost double price, and you wouldnt get double the performance. Check out some benchies, i havent checked on them for a while so i dont know how much more the GTS would beat out a 3870 by

and no, a GT doesnt beat out a GTS......
__________________

Sig by Nosboost300
Prophet is offline  
Old 12-12-2007, 04:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
dhgunit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 690
Default Re: Don't know what GPU to get!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drizzt5 View Post
100% right... and you know what the best part is?

Lets say i paid $200 for my 8500 gt (**** holidays jk) and i want to step it up to an 8800 ultra... 73 days later... well... that 200 dollars still carries over and goes towards the cost of the 8800 ultra EVEN THOUGH the 8500 gt is probably now 50 dollars cause its old tech...

and the best part? after you get the ultra... you decide to go for the 9800gtx... you can use that stepped up card to step up once again....

only problem is you better hope your not broke at the end of this 90 day period...cause then your stuck with old tech that your gonna have a hard time selling..

<3 step up program... makes me an evga fan boy kinda...


But... i still would go with crossfire over sli... come on... those two 3870's beat two 8800 gt 512mb in sli or at least break even with them.... AND the 3870's are cheaper by quite alot... and not sold out EVERWHERE...... -_-

Go with whats best imo... but then again its still up for debate what is best
WRONG.

You can't step up with a card that has already been stepped up. Also, the "stuck with old tech that your gonna have a hard time selling" isn't accurate either. If you stepped up to a card, 3 months later I wouldn't consider it "old tech". Go check and see how much 1 year old cards like the 8800GTX and 8800 Ultra are going for on ebay. Hard time selling?
__________________
Antec Twelve Hundred :: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Watt :: EVGA X58 3X SLI
Intel Core i7 920 :: Zalman CNPS9900LED :: SLI: EVGA GTX 260 Core 192 SSC 896MB and EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 896MB
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3-1600 :: Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB (2x1TB in RAID0) :: Hanns G 28" LCD Monitor


dhgunit is offline  
Old 12-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tech-Forums
Posts: 305
Send a message via AIM to csaefong
Default Re: Don't know what GPU to get!

8800GTS G92 for now resell near end of January buy a new 9Seires when they come out.
__________________

__________________
MOBO: Asus P5E x38
CPU: Q6600 g0 OC to 3.2ghz stable
Video Card: Visiontek 4870
Ram: G.Skill 2x2GB Kit PC6400 800mhz
HDD: Segate Barracuda 500GB
PSU: PC Power&Cooling 610Watt
Case: CM 690 Case
Monitor: Samsung 22in 2MS and Asus 22in 2MS
Heatsink:Tuniq Tower Heatsink
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit


csaefong is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrading GPU Drizzt Laptops and Notebooks 7 12-07-2007 10:50 AM
GPU Physics Dead for Now, Says AMDís Developer Relations Chief. Wildside New Systems | Building and Buying 0 11-20-2007 11:58 PM
A Couple GPU Overclocking Questions Poemaster Overclocking and Modding 3 10-31-2007 05:17 AM
Help choosing for next upgrade, GPU or CPU? ki9090 New Systems | Building and Buying 7 10-17-2007 06:22 AM
AMD Releases 900+ Pages Of GPU Specs Osiris Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 0 09-12-2007 07:00 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.