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8800 GTS 320MB in SLI vs. 8800GTX or GTS 640MB

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February 15, 2007 7:12:21 PM

Anyone see any comparisons on the 8800 320mb card in SLI mode versuses the higher end cards?

Just about to build a new system and haven't tried an SLI machine yet.

Wondering if it would be worth the trouble to run 2 of the budget cards in SLI mode.

What would I gain or lose?

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February 16, 2007 4:21:34 PM

I seriously think 1 8800GTX is good enough dude lol. Unless you got the money to burn I say go all out with the GTX. My cousin just got a GTS 320mb but UPS is late with the ram so we can't boot it up yet. We'll see how 1 GTS 320mb runs. And the things you lose out on if you go with the GTS is lowered clock speeds and less video ram.
February 16, 2007 4:54:41 PM

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Anyone see any comparisons on the 8800 320mb card in SLI mode versuses the higher end cards?

Just about to build a new system and haven't tried an SLI machine yet.

Wondering if it would be worth the trouble to run 2 of the budget cards in SLI mode.

What would I gain or lose?

oh yeah... Long time reader - 1st time poster yada yada yada...


If you are playing DX9 games (DX10 games arn't released yet anyway), the 8800 320mb is more than good enough. Things might change in a year. Just get a 640+ meg if you are planning on playing in super high-res 2560x1600+. Only get a 128 pipe card if you're worried about future-proof.
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February 16, 2007 5:37:07 PM

Get the 8800GTX instead of the 8800GTS 320MB pair. The single 8800GTX has upgrade path, more video memory (No, SLI does not add memory), and would use less power.
February 16, 2007 7:51:39 PM

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Get the 8800GTX instead of the 8800GTS 320MB pair. The single 8800GTX has upgrade path, more video memory (No, SLI does not add memory), and would use less power.


I agree. More so if you're running in a res higher than 1600x1200.
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