Is 2 GT cards in SLI better than 1 GTX card?


Any ideas which setup would be best ?

-(2) XfX 7800 GT 256meg PCIe cards. running in SLI OR (1) BFG 7800 GTX 256meg PCIe card. Both setups cost the same.

-MBoard will be Asus A8NSLI32 I think. I will be running mainly MAYA and 3Dmax 7 / photoshop , but some games.

Thanks in advance for any advice
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  1. A Pair of SLI GT's will defeat a single GTX256, every day of the week, in every gaming none!

    In FEAR 1024x768/4xAA/16xAF, a single GT gets about 51 fps, a GTX about 55, a pair of GTs gets about 95 fps, and a pair of GTX256's about 99 fps.....
  2. in this case 2 bfg's in sli would beat 1 256 gtx.
  3. Two GTs would be better.

    But if you're not a hardcore gamer, two 7800's is a waste. If Maya and Photoshop are your thing, just get the single 7800 GT.

    Two is wayyy overkill for a non-gaming machine, SLI'd cards won't help maya much at all, and Photoshop will never see the difference between one or two cards.
  4. :roll: :roll: :roll:
  5. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
  6. Thanx very much for the advice...Just purchased (2) BFG 7800 GT OC cards with 256 meg each...Gonna hook up SLI.

    My new setup so far ...

    Lian li PC-V1200 aluminum case
    AMD 4400 "dual core" 2meg cashe
    Asus A8NSLI32 MB
    (3) Maxtor sata2 300GB HD's 16 meg cashe (1 sys disk and 1 raid comp)
    4Gigs OCZ ram (low latency of 2)
    (2 cards) BFG 7800 GT OC 256 megs in SLI
    550W Antec true power
    Win 64 bit xp pro
    :D 8)
  7. I hope this SLI setup is for games and not someone's advice telling you SLI will improve viewport/screen redraws in the apps you mentioned? I'm almost positive SLI does nothing for the apps you mentioned.
  8. That's what I said... although it might help maya a bit, but not even sure it'll do that...

    Won't do squat for Photoshop.
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