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Second 7900GT (SLI) or new 8800GTS/GTX?????

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November 20, 2006 4:19:47 PM

I bought a new PC a couple of months ago when the Core2 Duo came out and selected the 7900GT video card as my GPU. Now that the 8800 series is out I'm trying to figure out if I should buy a DX10 card when I upgrade in a couple of months or buy a second 7900GT and go SLI.

Any thoughts guys (or gals)???????

More about : 7900gt sli 8800gts gtx

a c 359 U Graphics card
November 20, 2006 4:24:13 PM

The 8800GTX will beat a duo 7900GT setup. I'm fairly certain that the 8800GTS can do so as well. Hopefully when ATI releases their R600 CPU nVidia will lower their prices.
November 20, 2006 4:35:31 PM

Either 8800 is better.

Not worth adding second 7900GT.
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November 20, 2006 7:13:22 PM

Thanks for your thoughts guys.

I was talkng with a buddy of mine and he said the same thing. Plus, he needs a new PCI-E video card (currently has a 6800-Ultra) and I will be able to sell him mine and help out both of us.
November 20, 2006 8:31:49 PM

Quote:
Either 8800 is better.

Not worth adding second 7900GT.


Are u crazy??

Another 7900 GT will cost around 200$ and get him almost to the performance of the 8800 GTS. Buying a new 8800 GTS will cost 500$ and get him to the same performance level.. :?
November 20, 2006 9:06:07 PM

8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs

Not to mention you are not guaranteed a big performance boost with SLI or CF.
November 20, 2006 9:10:54 PM

Quote:
Either 8800 is better.

Not worth adding second 7900GT.


Are u crazy??

Another 7900 GT will cost around 200$ and get him almost to the performance of the 8800 GTS. Buying a new 8800 GTS will cost 500$ and get him to the same performance level.. :?

I've got it. Why don't you buy dual 7900GTs instead of the X1950XTX or the 8800GTS. Oh wait, your P4 prescott might bottleneck dual 7900GTs... :roll:
November 20, 2006 9:35:24 PM

Quote:
Either 8800 is better.

Not worth adding second 7900GT.


Are u crazy??

Another 7900 GT will cost around 200$ and get him almost to the performance of the 8800 GTS. Buying a new 8800 GTS will cost 500$ and get him to the same performance level.. :?You sure like buying older/slower technology, don't you?
a c 195 U Graphics card
November 20, 2006 9:46:04 PM

Quote:
Either 8800 is better.

Not worth adding second 7900GT.


Are u crazy??

Another 7900 GT will cost around 200$ and get him almost to the performance of the 8800 GTS. Buying a new 8800 GTS will cost 500$ and get him to the same performance level.. :?

What frame rate will the two 7900GT's provide on DX10 games? Hmmm?
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2006 10:15:28 PM

cant help but to repeat myself.

track is always off track :lol: 
November 20, 2006 10:17:52 PM

I'll start keeping TRACK of how many times that's used. :lol: 
November 20, 2006 10:51:33 PM

Quote:
8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs

Not to mention you are not guaranteed a big performance boost with SLI or CF.


Seriously, dude.. use your head!

500$ > 200$

If u can get near the same performance with 200$, why spend 500$?
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2006 10:59:57 PM

Quote:
8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs

Not to mention you are not guaranteed a big performance boost with SLI or CF.


Seriously, dude.. use your head!

500$ > 200$

If u can get near the same performance with 200$, why spend 500$?

there is one thing to think about, or consider.

ITS CALLED DX10!!!
November 20, 2006 11:34:46 PM

Quote:
8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs

Not to mention you are not guaranteed a big performance boost with SLI or CF.


Seriously, dude.. use your head!

500$ > 200$

If u can get near the same performance with 200$, why spend 500$?

there is one thing to think about, or consider.

ITS CALLED DX10!!!

ITS NOT WORTH 300$ TO GET A FEW MORE EFFECTS!!!
a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2006 11:39:23 PM

November 20, 2006 11:42:04 PM

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I was talkng with a buddy of mine and he said the same thing. Plus, he needs a new PCI-E video card (currently has a 6800-Ultra) and I will be able to sell him mine and help out both of us.

Maybe Track failed to read this. The OP is selling the 7900GT to his friend.

So it's not $500, maybe $300 for the 8800GTS. Yes, 8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs. Not to mention it's hard to find a 7900GT at $200.

It's also newer technology, oh, did I mention SLI does NOT guarantee improvements. So he might get like 2% increase in performance from adding another 7900GT. Again showing that it is not worth it.
November 20, 2006 11:43:20 PM

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Youre just an idiot arent u?
November 20, 2006 11:43:27 PM

Quote:
8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs

Not to mention you are not guaranteed a big performance boost with SLI or CF.


Seriously, dude.. use your head!

500$ > 200$

If u can get near the same performance with 200$, why spend 500$?

there is one thing to think about, or consider.

ITS CALLED DX10!!!

ITS NOT WORTH 300$ TO GET A FEW MORE EFFECTS!!!

Try telling that to all the people that forked out $650 for their new DX10 cards. BTW, they also give you better DX9 performance. All this coming from someone debating whether or not to buy one. Make up your mind.
November 20, 2006 11:54:31 PM

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ITS NOT WORTH 300$ TO GET A FEW MORE EFFECTS!!!
Stop trying to give advice as you yourself can't make a decision.

To the original poster, get the 8800GTS as it's guaranteed to be faster than two 7900GTs while also providing future Direct X10 support among other things. (HDCP, HDR+AA, non angle dependent anisotropic filtering, geometry shaders)
November 20, 2006 11:55:38 PM

Those ppl dont already have a 7900 GT!

My question is totally different. Why does no one use their head? They say stupid things and then tell me that im stupid.. :x
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2006 12:01:06 AM

hey rhino dont listen to track.

everyone else here is/are right.

keep your 79gt for a while longer and if you want/have the funds
then go for a g80 card.

if you can wait till the first of next year the price will be different.
along with the offerings. r600,g86,g84. etc.

goodluck.
November 21, 2006 12:05:33 AM

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Those ppl dont already have a 7900 GT!

My question is totally different. Why does no one use their head? They say stupid things and then tell me that im stupid.. :x


Try reading what other poeple are saying before opening your mouth.

Quote:
I was talkng with a buddy of mine and he said the same thing. Plus, he needs a new PCI-E video card (currently has a 6800-Ultra) and I will be able to sell him mine and help out both of us.

Maybe Track failed to read this. The OP is selling the 7900GT to his friend.

So it's not $500, maybe $300 for the 8800GTS. Yes, 8800GTS > Dual 7900GTs. Not to mention it's hard to find a 7900GT at $200.

It's also newer technology, oh, did I mention SLI does NOT guarantee improvements. So he might get like 2% increase in performance from adding another 7900GT. Again showing that it is not worth it.
November 21, 2006 12:16:22 AM

Quote:
Thanks for your thoughts guys.

I was talkng with a buddy of mine and he said the same thing. Plus, he needs a new PCI-E video card (currently has a 6800-Ultra) and I will be able to sell him mine and help out both of us.


Everything else aside, I'd go for the 8800 if you're pretty sure that your 7900GT is in working order so that you're not selling a lemon. It never hurts to help a friend out and you're getting an upgrade to a solid video card while your friend is also.

As others have mentioned, single card is more reliable than SLI because once in a while the drivers might not cooperate, but YMMV.
November 21, 2006 12:26:27 AM

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ITS CALLED DX10!!!


http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/200605251040...

DirectX 10 is only going to be for Vista.. which is going to be another $200 on top of that (estimating, since nobodys going to want the basic version).

Honestly, until games start coming out requiring DX10, another 7900GT would probably be the most economical upgrade, depending on what he's running. Personally i can't see upgrading to Vista until that happens anyway.
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2006 12:34:27 AM

i dont plan on upgrading to vista for a while (i think?)
but current cards wont run dx10 period.

it all depends if the money tree blooms this spring :lol: 
November 21, 2006 12:35:27 AM

Neither will XP.. There will be no DX10 for xp. Period. If you want to run DX10, you'll have to run Vista.
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2006 12:37:26 AM

yes i know.
November 21, 2006 2:27:37 AM

The 8800gts is worth the money whether you sell your 7900GT or not because your frames will be much higher than the single 7900GT AND higher frames than 7900GTs in SLI unless maybe just maybe you're running high resolution like 1600x1200. Also, if you aren't going to upgrade for a while after this graphics card, then the 8800GTS also is a better decision because of it's DX10 capability. Either way the 8800GTS is probably the best decision for both the future and now.
November 21, 2006 4:21:49 PM

Thanks for all of the info guys!!!!!!
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