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

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January 30, 2006 4:40:15 PM


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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January 30, 2006 5:03:20 PM

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.....
January 30, 2006 5:20:21 PM

in this case 2 bfg's in sli would beat 1 256 gtx.
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January 30, 2006 5:23:54 PM

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.
January 30, 2006 8:26:25 PM

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)
January 31, 2006 6:22:37 AM

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.
January 31, 2006 1:51:25 PM

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.