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Old 11-26-2007, 04:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been looking at a Sager 9261 Laptop, I have 2 questions about this. The laptop supports SLI and has 2 options, Geforce 7950 or geforce 8700, Is the only difference between these that the 7950 is DX 9 and the 8700 is DX10?
Oh and Should I wait for the Geforce 8800 to come out or go with the 8700 since its out now? Also I read a little side note saying Vista doesnt support SLI mode, Is that true? Cause there default option is for Vista and when I click the Dual card selection and go to checkout it never says I have incompatible components. Any help or opinions are welcome.
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the 7950 is a much better choice....and yes Vista supports SLI. However, if you can wait for the 8800 mobile chips to be released, they will blow the 7950 out of the water.
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I can deffinitly wait, I gotta sell my 2 current laptops and a bunch of my computer stuff to get some more funds. Anyway its nice to know that Vista supports SLI at least Im settled on what OS to get. Now if I can only decide on the other 9 billion things that itll run on....
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yeah the SLI drivers for Vista were quite buggy in the past but were worked out recently.
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When the 8800M GTX comes out... it will be a new era for laptops
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I was wondering too, How does a quad core work? If I get a quad core at 2.66GHz is it basicly 4 processors running at 655MHz or does each core run at 2.66GHz? Im I better off with a 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo if each core only runs at 1/4 or 1/2 of the over all speed? Thanks for any help guys.
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