Two 7600GTs in SLI vs. Single 7900GTX?

I'm considering my options for a video upgrade and was curious if anyone had any thoughts/data on the title comparison.

I can basically buy two 7600GTs and put them in SLI mode cheaper than I can buy a single 7900GTX card. I just wonder if it is a win-win to do so, or if the 7900GTX card still outperforms the lesser card combo.

Any thoughts?
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  1. 7900GTX.
  2. Quote:
    I'm considering my options for a video upgrade and was curious if anyone had any thoughts/data on the title comparison.

    I can basically buy two 7600GTs and put them in SLI mode cheaper than I can buy a single 7900GTX card. I just wonder if it is a win-win to do so, or if the 7900GTX card still outperforms the lesser card combo.

    Any thoughts?


    7900GTX
  3. 7900GTX

    ~Ibrahim~
  4. 7900GTX or you can spend just a bit more and get that 7950GX2. Unless you're running 3D graphics at 1600x1200 then get that SLI.
  5. :)7900GTX
  6. 7900GT (the X isn't worth the cost)
  7. Even a single X1800 XT or 7900 GT would outperform two 7600 GTs most of the time.
  8. 7900GTX
  9. 7900GTX will destroy two 7600GTs.
  10. 7900 GT, unless, like Chuck said, you use resolutions of 1600 x 1200 or higher. And then, you don't need to unless your games are of Doom 3, FEAR, Prey, etc's caliber. World of Warcraft at 1600 x 1200 runs fine on a 6600 GT.

    Higher resolutions are where you see the biggest advantage in performance from 512MB cards and multi-GPU technology.
  11. You're the 10 billionth person to ask this...

    7900 GTX

    Just to repeat what's already been said... as a general rule, SLI is only good for two REALLY high-end cards... if you're going with mid-range cards there is likely a single high-end card with equal performance for less money and less hassle.
  12. 7900gt is a good choice
  13. GAAA! Stop throwing GTX in there!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130032
    $240

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127097
    $420

    HUGE price difference.

    ... Go with the 7900GT.
  14. Yes, but his initial question was GTX or dual 7600's. The price difference is pretty large, but I personally prefer shelling out EXTRA now than having to play really good games now and pretty well later and then crappy even later. The GTX will list a good bit longer, I think.

    BUT, BUT, DX10 cards are coming soon. Are you getting one? Then strap in a 7900GT and get second-gen DX10. First gen will be slightly buggy.

    ~Ibrahim~
  15. I doubt first gen DX10 cards will be buggy, but maybe it is better to wait anyway. As with anything new, DX10 cards will probably improve a lot till second generation.
  16. Yeah...But looking at the first motherboards (which are probably more complex than a GPU) for AM2 were ridden with DOA/Memory issues...

    ~Ibrahim~
  17. The first generation of anything is when all the bugs are discovered and fixed. I generally wait till the third generation to update.
  18. Find the cheapest 7900GT and then VOLT MOD iot to GTX speeds. It's so simple to do. Just Google it. My GT clocks at 650Mhz and I know it could go faster.
  19. One 7900GT is about as good as two 7600GTs; the 7600GTs might be a little better, but not much. One 7900GTX will destroy two 7600GTs. I'd get a 7900GT or X1800XT.
  20. 7900GT is good, X1800XT is good as well, except the monstrous cooler. 7900GT has been having some quality problems, though.

    ~Ibrahim~
  21. 7900gt, easy choice
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