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X 2 Geforce 8800gt Vs Geforce 9800gtx+ dark / other cards

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December 27, 2008 6:30:22 PM

hey

basically im running a 8800gt atm and its struggleing when high AA settings are on so im thinking of upgrading

i have around £130 and was considering getting another 8800gt to run in sli and save some £££ or get like a 9800gtx + dark or the radeon equilevent

what would you suggest? thanks very much
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December 27, 2008 9:14:18 PM

I have seen several reviews recently, both on line and in print that show two 8800gt cards in SLI performing very well indeed. If you could get a second at a good price i would go that way. If it was going to cost close to a newer card i would get the newer card 9800GTX(+) or HD4850 and sell your GT on.

Mactronix
December 27, 2008 10:51:34 PM

yeah another 8800 GT would be a nice way to go .
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December 27, 2008 10:54:04 PM

two 8800GT's will wipe the floor with ANY SINGLE GPU. that means obviously it wont compete with 4870X2's or 9800GX2's, but will even own a GTX 280 :D 

seriously. been said that many times... google is your friend?
December 27, 2008 10:58:51 PM

V3NOM said:
two 8800GT's will wipe the floor with ANY SINGLE GPU. that means obviously it wont compete with 4870X2's or 9800GX2's, but will even own a GTX 280 :D 

seriously. been said that many times... google is your friend?

4870x2 lol, that may be a bit of an overstatement :lol: 

definately the best value would be to just purchase another 8800gt
those things PWN!
December 27, 2008 11:32:05 PM

hi thanks very much for your replies

ive actually found out that im using a xpertvision 8800 sonic which is meant to have an edge over a normal 8800gt and i think im going to go sli as ive found this : :) 

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/catalog/product_510...


Unless there is a single card out there thats price may be reduced due to new cards coming out or somthing which i should seriously consider?
December 27, 2008 11:38:12 PM

i think throwin in another 8800gt would be your best bet:) 
jealousy >: (

try to get another 8800gt that is equivalent to your current 8800gt though becuase the system will automaticly choose the lowest clocked card as the default speed for both cards.
and oh yeh, setting up multicard configs is a pain in the butt as far as installing drivers goes.
had "tons" of fun trying to get my 3870s in crossfire :( 
December 28, 2008 12:03:40 AM

yeah rambo i was saying it WOULDNT be as fast as a 4870X2... obviously. 4870 vs 8800GT? no comparison.
December 28, 2008 12:10:38 AM

ohhhhhhhhh duh, read wrong hehe xD

8800gt is still an awesome buy though:) 
if it were possible, id sell my 3870's and buy a pair of 8800gt's but i cant cause my board is only crossfire :( 
maybe someday i will built an intel/nvidia rig like you V3NOM
:p 
December 28, 2008 12:55:21 AM

P55 SLI? :kaola: 
December 28, 2008 6:12:44 PM

lol!! that would be amazzing xD

i just want an E8400 that i can overclock the heck out of and a good pair of nvidia cards for SLI.
your CPU has some good potential it seems
(uh oh, we may end up taking over this thread lol)
December 28, 2008 10:38:32 PM

ah so you would say the radeon 4870 is MUCH better than X2 8800gts? or are they quite equal?

because its price may come down and could easily be fitting into my budget
December 28, 2008 11:18:39 PM

:D  thread jacking ftw!

dude, two 8800GT's would own a 4870 completely. two 8800GT's would be raped by a single 4870 X2. :lol: 
December 29, 2008 1:13:45 AM

lol, funny how that works huh?
December 29, 2008 9:56:26 PM

just what i wanted actually, some proof :) 
im pretty sure im sorted now and another xpert vision 8800gt sonic should be on its way soon :) 
December 29, 2008 10:58:45 PM

lol i could link you an anandtech site showing graphs of popular graphics cards in a bunch of games... but im too lazy :D 
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