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Gtx 216 core vs 8800 gtx sli

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December 18, 2008 8:19:09 PM

Okay so here is what happend I had to 8800 GTX's in SLI one died so i sent it back to bfg right and what they did was send me back a overclocked gtx 260 216 core card. Im wondiner what the performance is like I game at 1650x1080 right now but i have a new monitor comming 1920x1200. Would my 8800 GTX set up get better performance than the 260 216 core single card? Im not sure what to do im thinking maybe sell the other 8800 gtx and get another gtx 260 or maybe trade a friend for a 8800 GTX. Just looking for some opinions/options. Maybe it would be a good idea to sell the 8800gtx now save the money than get new tech sometime next year and just game on the 260.
December 18, 2008 8:30:10 PM

My vote is 2 8800GTX will pounce a singe 260 and even a 280 most of the time.
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December 18, 2008 8:35:08 PM

A pair of 8800 GTXs is probably faster, but the 216 is certainly no slouch. If you sell the second 8800, you could pick up another 216 for a fairly low overall cost considering that they go for only a bit over $200 right now.
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December 18, 2008 8:35:24 PM

warezme said:
My vote is 2 8800GTX will pounce a single 260 and even a 280 most of the time.


Tell BFG you want a 280 and no less
December 18, 2008 8:41:47 PM

You could always just run the 216 as your main, and use the 8800 GTX for PhysX dedicated. Just a thought. Or, like what cjl said, you could sell the second one, and pick up another 216.
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December 18, 2008 9:03:21 PM

warezme said:
Tell BFG you want a 280 and no less

I see no reason why BFG would honor that demand - they already replaced a card with a significant step up. Why would they then replace it with another card even farther above the initial one that died?
December 18, 2008 9:11:38 PM

2 core 216s will make a sure mess of those gtx's. There are currently only two cards worth looking at in my opinion and they are the 216 and the 4850X2. My concerns are heat and noise measured against performance all over price. Things to consider:
Current motherboard FSB and CPU

For both of the cards suggested I wouldn't go under a Q6600 or a FSB less than 1400

I would also like to make the point that blueberry smokes much smoother than the brown brick packed trees found in Mexico but we'll let the readers decide that ; )

Cheers and happy holidays
December 18, 2008 9:25:56 PM

Darkness Flame said:
You could always just run the 216 as your main, and use the 8800 GTX for PhysX dedicated. Just a thought. Or, like what cjl said, you could sell the second one, and pick up another 216.

That seems like an awful waste, of both compute power and electricity. I don't know what your needs are, but you could try sticking it out with *just* a 216. It'll be faster in SLI games and a reasonable bit slower in SLI games. *shrugs*

-mcg
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December 18, 2008 9:28:29 PM

blackwater11 said:
I would also like to make the point that blueberry smokes much smoother than the brown brick packed trees found in Mexico but we'll let the readers decide that ; )


Lol
December 18, 2008 10:26:14 PM

Yeah i figure i can probably make another 150-200$ off the 8800 GTX its got an aftermarket cooler on it so maybe around that. Probably going to add another 216 or save the cash but im definately going to sell for now while im selling maybe ill try the 8800 GTX as a dedicated physics card to mess around with a bit. Thanks for all the input. Think that one 216 would be enough for 1920 x 1200?
December 18, 2008 10:27:18 PM

Time to send the other 8800GTX in for RMA ;) 
December 18, 2008 10:31:12 PM

trevorvdw said:
Time to send the other 8800GTX in for RMA ;) 


I wish i could lol, the other ones a superclocked EVGA one i got for cheap off ebay.
December 18, 2008 10:38:40 PM

look. Two 8800GT's in SLI beat EVERY **single** GPU card out there (this means two 8800GT's wont beat a 9800GX2 or a 4870X2, although the two GTX's will beat a 9800GX2...). anything above a 8800GT will obviously do the same. two 8800GTX's will absolutely smash a GTX 280 and leave a 260 20fps behind in its trail of noise. end of story.
December 18, 2008 10:56:28 PM

Okay ive made up my mind Im going to sell it i should be able to get about 200 CND for it and ill pick up another 216 if i drop another 150$ thats if I need that much power. I will see once my new monitor arrives.
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December 18, 2008 11:11:25 PM

Try the single gtx216 for a while, and see how it goes. If it does well enough with your new monitor, and I think it will, then sell the 8800GTX. Defer your decision until you know what your best options are.
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