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Last response: in Graphics Cards
January 19, 2008 9:15:07 PM

Hi

Should i SLI my 7900GS or should i buy a 8800GT?

My XFX GeForce 7900 GS 256MB DDR3 XXX Clock rate: 600 MHz Memory Clock: 1.6GHz

Or XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB DDR3 XXX Clock rate: 670 MHz Memory Clock: 1.95 GHz

for this time i think i should sli my card and stay with it for a while then i will go to the 8800 Series

Do you think SLI will make a big deference ?

Thanks

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January 19, 2008 10:00:35 PM

Get the 8800GT. One higher end card will outperform two somewhat lesser cards.

-Wolf sends
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January 20, 2008 8:31:00 AM

agreed^^
read the FAQ please :
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-15-crossfire...

Do SLI or CrossFire always improve performance ?
Not Always , there are some games that dont take advantage of SLI or CrossFire , so you wont see a difference between 2 cards and 1 card in those games , but in games that take advantage of SLI or CrossFire , 2 cards will perform better than one.

Is it really necessary to use SLI or CrossFire ?
Well , it really depends mostly on the resolutions and games you play , resolutions like 1920x1200 and higher benefit more from SLI or CrossFire than resolutions like 1600x1200 or lower (I dont mean SLI or CrossFire wont be good for resolutions like 1600x1200 or lower , i am just saying that SLI or CrossFire shines in higher resolutions.)
Also as i said , it depends on what games (with what settings) you play , for example if you just want to play games at good settings (with not everything at maximum settings) then MultiGPU technology isn't needed , but if you want to play with every option at maximum settings, then SLI would help , but again i repeat , resolution is very important.
Caution: Due to some problems (like Drivers and etc) in some games, a single card (like X1900XT) may beat 2 1900XT in CrossFire mode! so dont always think that 2 cards will beat one card.

Should i get 2 midrange cards instead of one high-end card ?
No, again i will answer this with example. 2 8600GT or single 8800gts ? this on of the most common questions in forums. single 8800GTS (320 or 640) will beat 2 8600GT in games , because a single 8800GTS has more stream processors , more memory clock , more bandwidth. so again 1 single high-end card will beat 2 midrange cards.
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January 20, 2008 2:25:54 PM

Ok guys
i will save my money for the 8800GT but what company should i take XFX or Asus or .....
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January 20, 2008 3:12:58 PM

XFX,EVGA,ASUS,BFG..... are all good brands
January 20, 2008 4:46:26 PM

I personally like XFX and their factory OCed cards.
January 20, 2008 4:48:43 PM

Evilonigiri said:
I personally like XFX and their factory OCed cards.


I like eVGA for the 90 day step up and lifetime warranty. Same with BFG Tech. BFG has great tech support too.

I've called BFG tech up and just chit chatted about products for an hour.
January 20, 2008 4:52:11 PM

cnumartyr said:
I like eVGA for the 90 day step up and lifetime warranty. Same with BFG Tech. BFG has great tech support too.

I've called BFG tech up and just chit chatted about products for an hour.

Yep BFG is the best in terms of customer service.

And XFX has lifetime warranty too, along with the second hand warranty thingy.