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24" Monitor - 2x8800GT 1gb or 2x8800gts 512mb?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 2, 2008 4:50:19 AM

The title says it all. Will the 1gb memory give better performance at 24" resolution or do the higher SP's of the 8800gts still beat it?

Also, am I right that SLi uses VRAM of only a SINGLE card?

I haven't conducted a search yet, just wondering if it's an easy answer?

OR is there a new 9800 on the way (quickly) that I should wait for?
May 2, 2008 5:01:23 AM

1GB of VRAM rarely makes any difference whatsoever, so I would say two GTS 512MB.

Yes, SLI will only use the total VRAM of a single card.
Well, that's all you can see, but it'll use it all.

I'm off to bed, but I'm sure someone a little less worn out will be along shortly to explain it better.
May 2, 2008 5:02:41 AM

Just saw your edit. The 9900s may be out by June or July, and they look to be beasts if you can wait that long.
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May 2, 2008 5:08:09 AM

Thanks, I've been out of the PC loop for a while, do you have any good links?
May 2, 2008 2:45:44 PM

Thanks for all the links, good reads.

I guess it's 2 x 8800gts or wait until summer...always waiting for the next leap in performance...
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May 2, 2008 3:09:07 PM

9800GX2...if you want bragging rights.