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Old 01-12-2006, 03:52 AM   #51 (permalink)
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This was really helpful. Nvidias Sli website almost had me fooled.
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Old 01-15-2006, 08:51 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I think the 256MB 7800 GTX performs roughly the same as the X1800
but the 256MB 7800 GTX wasn't the best Nvidia could have done. they put it out deliberatelky for ATI to compete with, so they would pull out the better card (the 512MB 7800 GTX) rigfht after ATI's release
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:58 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I think the 256MB 7800 GTX performs roughly the same as the X1800
but the 256MB 7800 GTX wasn't the best Nvidia could have done. they put it out deliberatelky for ATI to compete with, so they would pull out the better card (the 512MB 7800 GTX) rigfht after ATI's release
man nVidia are geniuses, they have the experience from when they wiped out 3dfx
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Old 01-16-2006, 08:51 AM   #54 (permalink)
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IMO SLI was just a stunt to hold the attention of the public until Nvidia could get their 7800 cards out the door. The bad part is it suceeded brilliantly, not with performance, but with sales. A lot of people got hooked with the whole "2 is better than 1" thing. I used to think this was just a fad. Sadly, i now believe that SLI and Crossfire are here to stay
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:26 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I think the 256MB 7800 GTX performs roughly the same as the X1800
but the 256MB 7800 GTX wasn't the best Nvidia could have done. they put it out deliberatelky for ATI to compete with, so they would pull out the better card (the 512MB 7800 GTX) rigfht after ATI's release
Agreed 100 %, Nvidia caught ati, Hook Line and Sinker..
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:33 PM   #56 (permalink)
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so u dont think itd be really worth it to sli?
i sorta wanna do it but dont want to spend for not big increase
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:09 AM   #57 (permalink)
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My Computer is 6 years old and I am in the process of picking out parts for a new one. Wouldn't SLI or Crossfire be good for someone that doesn't plan on buying a new Computer again for a while? Wouldn't this dual-chip design help in keeping a computer up to date for a long while better than if it wasn't?
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:06 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Thats what I want to know..
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Old 02-06-2006, 03:15 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Yeah i need the same info. I read many things about crossfire and SLI and there seems to be an equal amount saying good/bad. The things I seemed to have picked up are that crossfire/SLI makes the cards work at 95% of there potential due to the cards working together and that the PCI-E is limited to 8x. I think that crossfire/SLI will be good to get a motherboard that supports it now and see what happens to it in the future and get a second card to add more power to your system when you need it. I think the more powerful cards you get the limitations due to the PCI-E 8x are more doment soooooo if you get 2 cheapy cards it should be worth it quite a bit but if you get summin like 2 7800GTs then the cards would be limited quite a bit. So up to a certain point its worth it.
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hmm im lost.......
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