Originally posted by WorldIndustries
Even if SLI'ing is cheaper in that case... Wouldn't you pay for it in power consumption and the fact you probably have to buy a bigger power supply?
I think this is a very good point. Still, SLI might be able to pull it. But personally I believe SLI is more for bragging rights than anything else.
Honestly, I believe video card performance usually matches the price very closely. So spending more money usually reflects in a proportional gain in performance.
As I've said, the 8800 is a monster. I
wouldn't spend $600 on a video card, but that's me. In my opinion getting top-of-the-line products is usually a bad idea, as they tend to be less cost-effective than high-end or mid-range products.