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6800 Ultra SLI vs. 7900 GT

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May 19, 2006 4:54:56 AM

ok, i have a 6800 ultra and would like to know if i should buy another one and go sli or just buy one 7900GT?

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May 19, 2006 8:06:43 AM

I Say Sell Your Card & Get a Single 7900GT or X1800XT :twisted:
May 20, 2006 3:08:55 AM

cool, thanks. ive been out of the hardware scene since the 6800 ultra was the shit.
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May 22, 2006 6:21:46 AM

I have Leadtekc 6800 Ultra on an ABIT IC7 G
Nice card gets the job done but gets quite hot

Now I have Gigabyte 7900GT
Better card gets the job done bit quieter and less heat.

I would go for the 7900GT and run SLI on this later when more games suport SLI
May 22, 2006 7:31:04 AM

get 7900 GT, there isnt much game out there support sli yet.
May 22, 2006 8:30:25 PM

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I would go for the 7900GT and run SLI on this later when more games suport SLI

How later?? Later, you will need DX10 cards, so adding a 7900GT "later" will do nothing.


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May 22, 2006 8:41:19 PM

Good point on DX10. :) 
I suggest that you stay with the 6800 Ultra until the next generation of cards is released that support DX10, then make your decision.
May 22, 2006 9:27:20 PM

In my opinion SLI is only something you'll want to invest in if you wish to max out the eye candy in your games. However once a new graphic innovation appears, cards which dont fully support this in hardware are goin to slow up some. Therefore you'll pretty much want to have SLI straight off the bat - grabbing that second card further down the line will be a false economy. Even if you could find a dirt cheap one it would still ring in at least the same cost as your next mobo.

If you can get a good price for your Ultra then I'd be tempted by the 7900 GT otherwise cross your fingers and hope there are no yield problems with the new generation of cards.
May 22, 2006 10:57:59 PM

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Good point on DX10. :) 
I suggest that you stay with the 6800 Ultra until the next generation of cards is released that support DX10, then make your decision.


6800 Ultra is still a pretty good card; just hold out for the next-gen stuff. I'm debating what to do about my X600; newegg has an X800 for $72 after rebate which is looking really good right now. But first, I need to earn some $$$; I have $6.50 in my coin jar; the rest of my money is locked up in a CD.
May 22, 2006 11:02:52 PM

i agree with Lbax, stay with the current 6800 ultra until the new dx 10 cards come out and get 1 or maybe even 2 then for sli. they are coming out with faster cards so often that it shouldn't be too far off for the next generation.
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