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8800gtx 768mb or SLI 8800gts 320mb

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July 18, 2007 5:48:51 PM

From what I've seen it looks like 2 8800gts 320mb cards out do a 8800gtx but is it wroth the extra money and the better PSU that will be needed?
July 18, 2007 6:45:35 PM

If you factor in the new PSU it will be a lot more money, so I would say no - go for the GTX. You can always put another one in later (unlikely but you may).

Don't forget the 8800GTX needs a lot of juice (although I'm running one on a 430W PSU so it's not as bad as sometimes portrayed).
July 26, 2007 5:49:16 AM

I have the same question, but I already own a OCZ 700w SLI ready PS so that is not part of the equation for me. I'm I'm building a new system and am thinking about going with either 2x 8800 GTS 320mb ($580 for both on newegg) or a single 8800GTX ($540 for one), and having the option of going SLI with the GTX later. Which is the smarter choice?

I also read, in another post, that GRAW2 won't allow textures to be set to high unless you have over 512mb ram on the card, but wouldn't your dual 320mb cards show up as 640mb combined?

I need help here, i'll be ready to buy in about 10 days.
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July 26, 2007 8:14:56 AM

I saw in a review where two 8800 GTS 640MB in SLI going up against one 8800 GTX, and the GTX held its own. I see if I can find/remember where that review is.
July 26, 2007 10:15:28 AM

williamsj said:


I also read, in another post, that GRAW2 won't allow textures to be set to high unless you have over 512mb ram on the card, but wouldn't your dual 320mb cards show up as 640mb combined?

I need help here, i'll be ready to buy in about 10 days.



Unfortunately it doesnt work like that. Sli'ing 2 320 meg cards wont give you 640 megs...it will remain 320 megs. So, personally i would say the GTX would be a smarted buy for now and the future possibilities.
July 26, 2007 10:21:56 AM

8800GTX is much better.
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July 26, 2007 11:22:13 AM

i agree, get a 8800GTX instead
July 26, 2007 10:56:28 PM

Thats right to enable high texture quality you need at least 512MB GFX cards. I am stuck with meduim on my card, not that meduim doesn't look good. But if your building a new PC why not go all the way.
July 27, 2007 2:11:50 AM

Thanks for all the help, the benchmark results were pretty interesting. The single GTX actually outperformed dual GTS 320's in a couple of the tests, and two GTX's just plain rocked. I'm sticking to my original plan of buying one GTX now and probably picking up a second when the price drops with the release of the 9000's.
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