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Toss the 8800 gt 512 x2 in sli for new gtx cards??

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July 14, 2009 12:25:29 AM

Im looking to upgrade my system. Im currently running 2 PNY 8800 GT cards in SLI mode. I have an Asus motherboard M2N-SLI DELUXE thats only pci express 16. Its not 2.0 which the video cards are. I run a amd 6400 x2 processor.
My question is would it be a better upgrade to a newer motherboard and cpu say like

ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail


and keep my current cards in sli? or upgrade the video card to an GTX 285?
I want to upgrade board and cpu and memory regardless. Is the upgrade on a card worth it.

Thank you
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July 14, 2009 12:35:42 AM

That's setup would be nice but that mobo i believe only supports cf so sli wouldnt work. So a gtx285 would work but i would recommend an ati card such as the 4870/4890.
July 14, 2009 12:47:28 AM

WHAT IS cf??
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July 14, 2009 2:14:55 AM

cichy1012 said:
WHAT IS cf??


crossfire.... ATI's version of SLI
July 14, 2009 2:30:48 AM

None of the good (in my opinion) AM3 boards will run SLI. The only boards that support AM3 CPU's and SLI are the shitty Nvidia chipset boards (which should be avoided at all costs).
July 14, 2009 2:44:41 AM

I personally would rather upgrade to a 4890 over the GTX260 because not only is it faster, but its a hell of an OCer.
July 22, 2009 8:51:36 PM

I would wait till the 8800GT SLI can't play modern games anymore on decent settings.
Then only I will upgrade, and maybe the DX11 card is already in stores
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