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8800 GTS (g92) SLI vs 8800 GT SLI

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March 14, 2008 10:28:50 PM

I was wondering what everyone thought would be a better choice. I want to do SLI but I'm not sure if the GTS is worth the extra money. I've read that the GTS doesn't beat the GT by much considering the price difference but the GT can get hot and the GTS stays cooler. So do you guys think it would be worth the extra $100 for the GTS SLI over the GT SLI?
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March 14, 2008 11:10:15 PM

Depends on resolution and the price of after market cooling, 1680x1050 seems to be a sweet spot for the GT's 1900x1200 for the GTS's, Zalman VF900's fit the GT's and reduce the noise considerably.
March 14, 2008 11:22:43 PM

I will be using the 1680x1050 resolution. If I buy different coolers for the GT's, then it will almost be the price of the GTS's. Do you think different coolers are necessary for the GT's?
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March 15, 2008 12:23:41 AM

I have a eVGA 8800GTS G92 and I don't hear a darn thing...
March 15, 2008 12:24:33 AM

Get 2 eVGA's 8800GTS G92's on newegg for 249.99 a piece
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March 15, 2008 12:27:07 AM

I agree with the lil monkey. The MSI 8800GT is the one to get if you go with the GT. I too replaced both my screaming ref coolers for VF900's.
March 15, 2008 1:54:18 AM

Just a suggestion...the BFG version is $10 cheaper,and they are factory overclocked
March 15, 2008 2:22:09 AM

I have 8800gt sli and I don't think they're that loud. But if I had the choice the MSI version looks to be the way to go and only $190 with mail in rebate.
March 15, 2008 3:26:43 AM

I would go with the gts because the 2 slot cooler has better cooling for an sli solution than the gt single slot cooler
March 17, 2008 10:04:06 AM

Hi guys, just wondering, if i was to get a widescreen 26" LCD TV to use as a pc monitor, what resolution will it run at? Also, do i nid 2 8800GT SLI to run that monitor?
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March 17, 2008 11:12:52 AM

Loggytex said:
Hi guys, just wondering, if i was to get a widescreen 26" LCD TV to use as a pc monitor, what resolution will it run at? Also, do i nid 2 8800GT SLI to run that monitor?

I have a 26" LCD and I think mine is at 1366 x 768, so that wouldn't require much of a GPU to run at that resolution.
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March 17, 2008 11:29:08 AM

Few points I would like to make:
  • A single 8800GTS is probable very adequate for 1680x1050 gaming (unless you really want the best);
  • I'm not sure you will get your money's worth going SLI for 1680x1050 gaming;
  • Upgrading an SLI system can cost a lot as you have to change 2 cards;
  • For equal or less money than a 8800GT SLI setup you could go for a 3870x2 (single card).
    So in my mind, you should either go with a single GTS and save money or, if you want real performance, 2xGTS or a 3870x2; going 8800GT SLI will end-up paying more for less (my opinion).
    March 17, 2008 12:00:18 PM

    Id also like to point out is if your a gamer like me with huge ass speakers playing LOUDLY you wont hear the video card, my room is like a war zone.
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    March 17, 2008 12:12:05 PM

    Zenthar said:
    Few points I would like to make:
  • A single 8800GTS is probable very adequate for 1680x1050 gaming (unless you really want the best);
  • I'm not sure you will get your money's worth going SLI for 1680x1050 gaming;
  • Upgrading an SLI system can cost a lot as you have to change 2 cards;
  • For equal or less money than a 8800GT SLI setup you could go for a 3870x2 (single card).
    So in my mind, you should either go with a single GTS and save money or, if you want real performance, 2xGTS or a 3870x2; going 8800GT SLI will end-up paying more for less (my opinion).

  • I agree with the first comment... One probably good enough, unless you want the best. SLI scales quite well at 16x10 with fsaa. Some games, it's wether you are happy at 45 fps or want 70 fps. other games it makes a definate playable difference. I use 8800GT SLI at 16x10 and it does allow for much higher framerates and allows for higher levels of fsaa. I do alot of single card vs dual card testing, and I'm thrilled with what SLI offers at 16x10. Biggest games I have played where it makes a playable difference are Oblivion and of course Crysis. Apart from crysis most games run very good 16x10 on one 8800GT, but even better with two of them.

    No sure why a 3870x2 for the same money would get your vote when two 8800GT in SLI will easily beat it 90% of the time.; sometime by alot. SHoot, 9600GT SLI would probably beat the 3870x2 more often than not. Here is a review where you can see 9600GT SLI, 8800GT SLI, and the 8800U /GTX battle it out. SLi8800GT is pretty consistently way ahead of the X2. http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/geforce_9600_gt_sli...


    It's a bigger step up going from the 3870x2 to sli 8800GT than it is from 8800GT SLI to 8800GTS SLI. Yet you leave 8800GT SLI out as a recommended option? I can't follow why you would say that. And recently there have been a couple 8800GT 512MB for under $170 AR. IMO anyone with an SLI mobo is better off with two 9600GT or 8800GT than a single HD3870x2. Non SLI mobo sure, the x2 is top dog.

    Anyway, with current amazing 8800GS, 9600GT, 8800GT, and 8800GTS (G92) prices, SLI is a very attractive high end option IMO.
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