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Old 05-11-2008, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking to max out games like Crysis, Bioshock, and future proof for games like Starcraft 2 and others.

I was wondering which is better for Dual

Nvidia SLI

or

ATI Crossfire

cards I have looked at

SLI 2 Nvidia 9600gt
SLI 2 Nvidia 8800GTS g92
1 Nvidia 9800GX2 ( I could possibly get 2 of these)

only ATI card I have looked at is the 3870x2..in crossfire

havent kept up with ATI lately

give me some opinions
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1 Nvidia 9800GX2 ( I could possibly get 2 of these)

1 of those is already SLI, maybe you mean 9800gtx

any of those choices is good though. the 9600's scale the best in SLI
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nahh..I meant running the 9800GX2 in Quad SLI

the cpu in my computer is going to be a q6700 quad core..and also have

Asus P5N-T Deluxe NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Quad Core Ready MB
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oh okay, but anyway...quad SLI is useless. Most cards really don't scale much in SLI, so tri-SLI and quad really have no use...
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780i and 750i boards seem to have a large headache to go with it

plus Dual 9800gx2 in Quad-SLI performance sucks for the price (ask Veedubfreak)
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why are those boards a headache?

what would you suggest?
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x38 and crossfire
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You won't need to crossfire/sli unless you are using a screen bigger than 24".

I would suggest a 8800gts for a single card or waiting for the new series to come out for best performance.

Also quad sli = pointless.
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^^"at least" 24" running 1920 x 1200 + would be a better way to put it^^
i could sure use another 8800, but my cpu cant do that.
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If you really need SLI or crossfire, go with a pair of 9600GT's if you are money minded and want a good SLI config for around $250 or less. Or if you have the money and want top SLI performance available as of right now, get a pair of 8800GTS 512mb for around $450 depending on which cards/deals you can get.
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