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Dual 8800GT's or Single 8800GTX

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February 14, 2008 3:18:49 PM

Well what do you guys think will be better



Either 2 of these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or one 8800 GTX that will be around the same price range as both of those?

Maybe this one

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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February 14, 2008 3:38:42 PM

I vote SLI 88GT's
February 14, 2008 3:53:53 PM

The dual 8800GTs will perform better than the 8800GTX in most games that support SLI. For the ones that don't, the 8800GT still provides comparable performance to a single GTX, so I would say it is worth it, especially since it wont cost much more.
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February 14, 2008 4:32:32 PM

I agree, because the 8800 GT is so close to the 8800 GTX in performance dual 8800 GTs are the way to go.
a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2008 6:18:51 PM

Just depends on the Game, resolution, and settings. But overall as has been said, the SLI 8800GT setup has the potential for much higher performance.

To me, you would be better off deciding between dual 8800GT or saving money for a single 8800GTS 512MB. Look into the games you play and the res you play at to see if you need more power than that. It's pretty close to the 8800GTX most of the time, and alot cheaper. Shoot, you could always add a second one if you want more performance.

The biggest downside of dual 8800GT that I have found is the heat & noise when using the original reference cooler. I ended up installing aftermarket coolers in under 2 months. If noise bothers you forget dual 8800GT with reference coolers. The performance has been great though.
a c 147 U Graphics card
February 14, 2008 6:47:09 PM

Dual GT's would rock the hot totty against a GTX. Unless the game does not take advantage of SLI what so ever. Then the GTX would have a slight advantage, but not much.
February 14, 2008 7:24:04 PM

Ultimately it depends on the games you play, SLI supported or not? Also it depends on the size of your monitor and resolution you want to play games @.

I for one like the single GTX better then dual GT. You could always get a second GTX and destroy the SLI GT’s.


***Yes I can hear everyone now ‘’the GT is ALMOST as fast as GTX’’… At the end of the day GT isn’t as fast as GTX 1 vs. 1
a c 147 U Graphics card
February 14, 2008 7:26:07 PM

grieve said:

***Yes I can hear everyone now ‘’the GT is ALMOST as fast as GTX’’… At the end of the day GT isn’t as fast as GTX 1 vs. 1

I agree, but at the end of the day your power meter has spun less with a GT.
February 14, 2008 7:31:43 PM

yeah, it even saves on heating bills with its single slot cooler :p 
February 14, 2008 7:53:26 PM

Perhaps just get one 8800GT now, and see what you think of the performance level. You may find that you do not need to invest in a second one. Then the money can be spent elsewhere on your system or for one of your other hobbies.

I have a 8800GTS 512 and I really dont have any need for more power on the GPU side of things.

Somethin to consider at least. :) 
February 14, 2008 8:16:35 PM

I basically play Cod4, Crysis, BioShock, GRAW, and a couple other but I would like to play them on high - 1440x900 resolution. I have a single 7600gt right now and would like to increase my performance by a lot.

Thanks for the replies
a c 273 U Graphics card
February 14, 2008 8:16:37 PM

rallyimprezive said:
Perhaps just get one 8800GT now, and see what you think of the performance level. You may find that you do not need to invest in a second one. Then the money can be spent elsewhere on your system or for one of your other hobbies.

I have a 8800GTS 512 and I really dont have any need for more power on the GPU side of things.

Somethin to consider at least. :) 

Nah, tits, testicles and graphic cards are all better in pairs [:mousemonkey].
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