Upgrade to a single 8800GTS 512, or keep the old 8800 GTS 320's in SLI?
Total: 38 votes (6 blank votes)
- Yes, of COURSE!
- No way, Not Justified!
I have 2 eVGA 8800GTS 320 SC in SLI and want to know if I should sell them on eBay and buy the new G92 8800GTS 512.
My monitor is 19" but I plan on upgrading sometime in 2008, and my pc is:
C2D e6750 (No OC)
4GB COrsair Ram at 4-4-4-12
ASUS Striker Extreme
PCP&C 750Watt Quad PSU
Xfi Xtreme Gamer
19" Viewsonic (no widescreen, so 1280X1024)
More about : poll 8800 gts 320 sli 8800gts 512
One benefit I see is your two cards should sell for more than a 8800GT will cost. You could then always SLI 8800GT someday too (like me). My two BFG 8800GT cards are freakin hot & loud compared to the 8800GTS 320 though. In that case, if a single 8800GT can't beat your two cards in your games/settings, no use downgrading to get back a few bucks.
Any ideas, am I doing something wrong? nothing is running in the background, just FRAPS.
Sure the 8800GTS 512 is a little better, but not a lot better than the 320 in SLI. So save your hard-earned money.
The 320 SLI is plenty good enough already.
If you're burning a hole through your pocket and must upgrade, you should wait for the 9800GTX or 3870-X2.
- Less Heat
- Less Noise
- Less Power Usage
- Better performace ESPECIALLY in games which scale poorly in SLI
- Cant brag about running x2 videa cards to ur mates
If ur 2x 8800gts's sell for enough to cover a 8800gt 512 then ur in the clear IMO.
Good Choice selling them!
The transactions may be near enough to being cash neutral at the moment and probably for the short term, going forward. If this is the case, yes, you can sell the two GTS320's and buy a GTS512, but what have you gained for the sake of the exercise?
There are potentially better cards looming in the wings (aren't there always). You will receive less for you GTS320 cards as time goes by, but by the same token, pricing for the GTS512 will likely fall from their introductory high as well, especially with the release of any other card that out performs it.
You have not indicated your preference for staying with SLI, and if a single card solution is ok for you, wait a little longer and see what pans out from both camps.
Decide when to buy your new monitor, then buy your new card at the same time, and then sell your GTS320's.
1. I prefer a single card.
2. My new monitor will be purchased in six to eight months...30" I hope!
3. With the $$$ I make from these two cards, I may even add some and go for a GTX...anywho the GTS 512 is a definite if I don't get the GTX.
4. If it is cash neutral I have gained a video card that will be kickass if SLI proves to be more stable in the future and I can get another one.
5. THank you for the detailed post!
Do you have crysis? Try the built in GPU bench with your 320MB GTS with and without SLI enabled. What do you get if you try 16x10 all settings on high 0xaa/0xaf?
I am eagerly awaiting the crysis patch and hopeful SLI will scale better with it. Running the latest Win XP 169.21 beta, I have not noticed any problems in Crysis. SLI scaling varies though. 16x10 all high 0xaa/0xaf I get about a 16% boost with dual 8800GT over a single 8800GT. But with 16x10 all high and 4xaa/16xaf, I get a 46% increase with SLI.
I deleted and sold Crysis (it ran alright but sometimes the FPS was pretty bad), the story was alright but the aliens were just stupid.
Woo it is now 15/10 for the upgrade, and I just sold a card to Spain at $205! Yay me.
BFG GTS 8800 OC 512 here I come!
2007-12-20 20:39:37 - UT3
Frames: 282886 - Time: 4838499ms - Avg: 58.466 - Min: 0 - Max: 64
2007-12-23 13:46:53 - UT3
Frames: 24600 - Time: 410202ms - Avg: 59.970 - Min: 0 - Max: 64
What the heck...I think I will be happy with the new card for sure!
2007-12-23 14:14:39 - UT3
Frames: 11196 - Time: 181598ms - Avg: 61.653 - Min: 51 - Max: 64
I have another question...SLI BROADBAND APERTURE...should I have turned that on with both cards in SLI...because it was off...does that mean I was NOT running SLI?
I sound like a noob here