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Worth getting 7900GTO's in SLI with my rig?

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November 14, 2006 2:24:22 PM

Hi guys, I just bought the following setup and was wondering what kind of benefits I would see throwing in another 7900GTO.

Asus M2N32-SLI
AM2 4200+
2Gigs OCZ DDR2 800
MSI 7900GTO@650/1600

I'm really wondering if it'd be worth dropping another $350CA to get the SLI GTO's

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November 14, 2006 2:51:21 PM

Hard to say. You'd probably get better performance by selling your 7900 GTO and getting a single 8800 GTS...
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November 14, 2006 2:58:40 PM

I’m running two 7900GT’s so I don’t know if you would see the same kind of performance increase, but I saw a 2000+ increase in 3D ’05 & ’06 and on the F.E.A.R settings test @1024x768 with all the other settings maxed out I get 76fps with a single card and in Sli mode I get 114 fps, if those are the sort of increases that you are expecting and are willing to pay your $350CA for then the rest is up to you.
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November 14, 2006 3:08:14 PM

Thanks for the info mousemonkey. I'm not gonna be jumping on the DX10 bandwagon right away. Gonna wait for a revision or two.
November 14, 2006 3:12:13 PM

It's not really about the Dx10 bandwagon though, is it? Dx10 has little to do with it.

It's about the best performance for the dollar in today's games.
I think the 8800 would probably give you that more than two 7900 GTOs.

Dx10 would be just a bonus, in addition to that SLI presents it's own challenges and requirements. Plus, with the next gen cards coming out now, the 7900 GTOs will drop in price pretty quick, and a single 8800 would give you upgrade space to SLI in the future...

Ah well, it's your money, but if I were you I'd take a long hard look at the benches.
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November 14, 2006 3:32:17 PM

You are most welcome. :) 
November 14, 2006 4:08:47 PM

I would consider getting a 8800GTS if I could sell my current GTO for a good amount of money. But I have my doubts in that happening. Thanks for the suggestion.
November 14, 2006 8:13:20 PM

Yeah, I'd look at the 8800GTS or even consider throwing a little more money towards the 8800GTX. It's guaranteed to be faster than two 7900GTOs in everything.