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Can u run a 6800 Ultra & 6800 GT in SLi ?

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May 30, 2008 5:57:43 PM

Hi ,

Can u run a 6800 Ultra & 6800 GT in SLi ?

or a 6800 Ultra and a 7600/7800 GT in SLi ?

What are the basic rules for running 2 cards together ?
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 5:59:50 PM

6800GT and 6800U - I'd say only possible way would be by flashing one of the bios's to match the other.


GF6 and GF& SLI, deffinate no.
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 6:12:14 PM

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Can u run a 6800 Ultra & 6800 GT in SLi ?


Why would you want to?
Time to upgrade to a better card.

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or a 6800 Ultra and a 7600/7800 GT in SLi ?


No

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What are the basic rules for running 2 cards together ?


See the link above and keep in mind that 2 weaker cards is not better than one good card.
May 30, 2008 6:53:25 PM

Could someone suggest a good upgrade from a 6800 Ultra ?

I only have about £80-£90 to spend .

May 30, 2008 7:03:25 PM

Before i posted this post i was thinking of getting 2 x 8600 GT's but i cant understand why theres 3 8600 GTs all about the exact same price on eBay but each has a big difference in memory .

8600GT 1024MB 8600 GT @ £45.50
8600GT 512MB 8600 GT @ £49.99
8600GT 256MB 8600 GT @ £47.50

Is there something wrong with the higher Memory Cards ?
May 30, 2008 7:05:51 PM

markuk26 said:
Before i posted this post i was thinking of getting 2 x 8600 GT's but i cant understand why theres 3 8600 GTs all about the exact same price on eBay but each has a big difference in memory .

8600GT 1024MB 8600 GT @ £45.50
8600GT 512MB 8600 GT @ £49.99
8600GT 256MB 8600 GT @ £47.50

Is there something wrong with the higher Memory Cards ?

Yes, they usually use slower DDR2 memory. Get a 9600GT or 9600 GSO if you can.
May 30, 2008 7:16:57 PM

I think i'll proberly get the 9600GT ive see a few good reviews for that card .

BTW - How does the 8800GS Compare ? I have enough to buy one just now but id have to wait a few weeks to get a 9600GT there about £100-£130.
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 7:17:06 PM

Two 8800GT, 9600GT, or even maybe 8800GS can beat the best single gpu's. Two 8600GT is a not a good option as for the same price a single 8800GS, 9600GSO, or 9600GT is far better.

So +1 vote for a single card like the ones just mentioned.
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 7:18:46 PM

What is the price difference of the 8800GS vs 9600GT? In the USA the 8800GS is cheaper. The cards can trade blows with the 8800GS winning without fsaa and the 9600GT with fsaa. Overclocking the 8800GS can be very good. Same can be said for a 9600GT. In general most people would say 9600GT is a little better, but in reality they trade blows so it depends what mattesr to you.
May 30, 2008 7:22:23 PM

I have seen 8800GS cards for around £75-£80 and the 9600GT's go for anywhere from £100-£130 .
May 30, 2008 7:27:35 PM

I usually play at around 1280 x 1024 in most games .

Im not a hardcore gamer , i dont bother with AA or AF i prefer reasonable image quality with good Framerates .
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 7:32:57 PM

markuk26 said:
I have seen 8800GS cards for around £75-£80 and the 9600GT's go for anywhere from £100-£130 .

8800GS for sure at those prices.

I have both, and to be honest in gaming performance alone they are very close. For other reasons I think the 9600GT is worth more and the better buy if priced the same. But, again, at your prices...8800GS.

The 8800GS comes in various clock speeds, so keep that in mind if you don't OC yourself. A higher clocked one is more like a 9600GT, a low clocked one is a little below.

Look at 8800GS vs 9600GT here:
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0408/itogi...

more games/settings here:
http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/index0804....
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