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Old 01-24-2006, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey what would be better for performance and have a good re-sell value?

A: dual 7800gt's with 256mb each

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B: single x1800xt with 512mb

Im asking this becasue Im building a new pc, and I generally use my pcs for a few months and then sell them on ebay for more than I paid and buy better ones and repeat the process. PLus i just want good performance.
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Old 01-24-2006, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say 2 7800 gts.
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if 1 7800GTX is better then a X1800XT and two 7800GT's are somewhat better then one 7800GTX, so if you do some caluclations, then two 7800GT"s are better then 1 X1800XT

but 7800GTX 512MB is greater then all
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I don't know, but you could probably sell the 2 7800GTs for more and say, "OMG!!!11 Look TWO graphics cards!!!11!". But price/performance wise I would say not to get SLi.

Like Adam02 said, get the X1900XTX.
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Hey what would be better for performance and have a good re-sell value?

A: dual 7800gt's with 256mb each

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B: single x1800xt with 512mb

Im asking this becasue Im building a new pc, and I generally use my pcs for a few months and then sell them on ebay for more than I paid and buy better ones and repeat the process. PLus i just want good performance.
x1800xt<7800GTX 512MB
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I dont know why you would go dual in the first place, waste of space atm, a 7800GT can run anything you throw at it.
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I plan on spending about $600 on my video , so Im guessing from your comments that a single x1800xt with 512mb would be better than dual 7800gt's with 256mb each in sli?
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better yet

X1900XTX
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(2) 7800GT's in SLI score 10500 in 3Dmark05 = $600
(1) X1800XT 512MB scores 9500+ in 3Dmark05 = $575
(1) 7800GTX 512MB scores 8500+ in 3Dmark05 = $750

You tell me what is the better performance / price ratio?

Overclock those GT's with an ASUS A8N32 & 2 GIG of RAM & A 2.6GHz+ AMD CPU and you'll be well in the 11,000's with (2) 7800GT's at a mere $600....
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ahhhh the performance price ratio of the 7800GTX is crazily bad, pretty uncharted.
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