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SLI 2x GeForce 8800GT

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August 28, 2008 3:50:08 PM

Hello, I had a quick question about SLI. I apologize in advance because this is probably already posted somewhere but I haven't been able to find a straight answer.

I currently have an MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130136

and 1 GeForce 8800GT graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127329

I am looking to buy a second 8800GT to use SLI. What do I need to do software wise after I seat the other card and connect them with the 'SLI bridge' or whatever? Will it already work since I have the drivers for the card installed already, or is there special SLI drivers I would need to install?

I've never used SLI so any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well. Thank you very much.

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August 28, 2008 4:01:34 PM

You can't. That board does not support sli, only crossfire. So ATI cards only.
August 28, 2008 4:03:58 PM

Damn well I am glad I asked then, thank you for saving me all that time and effort :) 

What would be a comparable ATI card to the GeForce 8800GT I have now?
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August 28, 2008 4:47:10 PM

i would say an hd 3870 is as close to an 8800gt as an ati card can get... the 4850 is way better than the 8800gt
August 28, 2008 5:14:03 PM

A 4850 is not much of an upgrade. It is in some cases but most its pretty much the same deal under 1680x1050. What you really want to do is buy one 4870. At or below 1680x1050 on a 22 inch with no CPU bottleneck will alow you to run everything on high with decent AA and AF.
August 28, 2008 5:21:18 PM

I am going to buy a 24" wide screen pretty soon, I made another post about it as well. The new screen's recommended resolution is 1920x1200.
August 28, 2008 6:46:50 PM

eklipz330 said:
i would say an hd 3870 is as close to an 8800gt as an ati card can get... the 4850 is way better than the 8800gt


3870 is far slower than 8800gt, they're on different levels. 4850 averages 15% faster than 8800gt. Look up some benchmarks.
August 28, 2008 6:51:40 PM

dagger said:
3870 is far slower than 8800gt, they're on different levels. 4850 averages 15% faster than 8800gt. Look up some benchmarks.


+1. but 2 4850's in Xfire might not be such a bad idea.
August 28, 2008 7:04:44 PM

Nik_I said:
+1. but 2 4850's in Xfire might not be such a bad idea.


It'll cost more though. A second 8800gt cost $120, compared to 2 4850 costing $160 each. It's a lot more than he originally planned to spend.

A single 8800gt can still keep up with casual gaming. Might as well wait a little longer for prices to go down.
August 28, 2008 9:09:23 PM

Can my single 8800gt keep up with casual gaming on my new monitor at 1920x1200? :) 
August 28, 2008 10:50:19 PM

DethWish12 said:
Can my single 8800gt keep up with casual gaming on my new monitor at 1920x1200? :) 


the key word there is casual. if you don't feel the need to run all games at max graphics and super high AA and the like, then yes, it'll last you for quite some time still :) 
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