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SLI 7950GT or 8600GT

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November 24, 2007 9:37:50 PM

Hi, I recently got 2 8600GT's(512mb), and I can't decide to keep them or if I would be better off selling them and getting another 7950GT to go with the one I have. And as a side note, would a single 8800gt be better than both of these cards in SLI?

8600GT http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=512-P2-N757-TR&family=19
7950GT http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=677234

Comp specs: nForce 680i mobo
ZEROtherm BTF90 HSfan(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835887002)
3 more fans (I have adequate cooling.)
Core 2 Quad 6600
4 gigs PC8500 SLI-ready Ram(running XP 64bit windows)
1000watt PSU

I am hoping to play games like CoD4 and BattleField and run them smoothly on high settings.
Thanks in advance for your input.

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November 24, 2007 10:15:16 PM

Single 8800 GT > 7950 GT SLI > 8600 GT SLI

Disclaimer: I'm not entirely sure about the accuracy of what I just said.
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November 24, 2007 11:14:22 PM

Trialsking: Thanks for the chart, but that only lists an 8600GT 256mb SLI setup, while my two 8600GT's are 512mb. The 512mb's would be a bit better than the 256mb's, correct?

Also, would the 8600GT 512mb SLI setup be able to run games without any problems, or do I need a better GPU?
November 24, 2007 11:35:33 PM

the memory will make no differences, 8600 GT's are sorry cards for gaming, the 84/8600 and 24/2600 from ati are only really useful as HTPC and media rigs. Although the 8600 GTS and 2600XT aren't THAT bad..BUT...compared to the 8800GT and 3850/3870..They are garbage. Sell the 8600 gt's, sell or keep the 7950GT...Get yourself a 8800 GT and enjoy. Two cards are never better then one in most cases....Unless we're talking about dual 8800 GT's against a GTX ^_^..in which case I'd take up in a second.
November 25, 2007 8:47:49 AM

The 8600 is a nice card to have in your laptop :) 
November 25, 2007 9:51:02 AM

ShortRef said:
The 8600 is a nice card to have in your laptop :) 



Word, player.
November 25, 2007 2:44:35 PM

quantumsheep said:
Word, player.

True, but the damned thing just won't fit in this Inspiron... what am I doing wrong?!?
November 25, 2007 3:00:29 PM

rodney_ws said:
True, but the damned thing just won't fit in this Inspiron... what am I doing wrong?!?



Hahaha...cut em so they'll fit :kaola:  (I remembered an old thread where a poster's card either 6800/7800GTX PCIe (can't remember) were cut :o  :non:  buy his friend so it'll fit in AGP slot :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  )
November 25, 2007 3:30:41 PM

ShortRef said:
The 8600 is a nice card to have in your laptop :) 

better have a 15 cell battery ready if you aren't always plugged in, those cards eat more power than the screen (not at idle)
November 25, 2007 3:52:42 PM

Point in fact,2 8800GTs in SLI beat out 2 8800GTXs in SLI,with a mild overclock to the GTs.So forget about the 8600s,they're crap for gaming.Buy 1 8800GT now and another in a month or so when money permits.But then again if you can afford to buy 2 7950GTs at the same time,you should be able to get 2 8800GTs for around the same price.Goodluck.

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