Hello guys I need advise
I just got 2X(XFX9800GTX 512MB) but in the meantime am still using single, under NFS undercover the more I increase the resolution the more the game becomes a little bit slow but doesen't freeze
I came to a point of thiking I should grab the 2nd GPU and install it (SLI) conf
Do any one out there think is it gonna give any better peformance than am getting now
4gb Ram DDR3 @1333MHZ
DP45SG intel board
win vista Home Prem
What resolution do you play at and what power supply do you have?
The 9800GTX is rather power hungry, a second card will generally provide better performance however it seems that you have a P45 board, which i believe does not support SLI which would restrict you to single nVidia cards.
October 12, 2009 10:27:06 PM
[am running 1680X1205 NFS Under cover and ma power suply is Gigabyte Odin 720watt
then ma board got 2X PCI-E
2 PCI-E slots does not mean that your board has SLI capability. SLI must be licensed and up until the P55 and X58 chipsets only nVidia chipsets supported SLI. You can run 2 ATI cards in crossfire however you cannot run 2 nVidia cards on your chipset. Your graphics upgrade options are restricted to a single higher level nVidia or ATI card, or 2 mid level ATI cards, 2 4850 will cost the same as a 4890 but perform slightly better.
October 12, 2009 10:39:23 PM
Helped alot thanks I will never forget You let me know the secret of ma board which I wasn't aware of since I got this Board
I wouldn't spend money on another one of those. The architecture with the "8800" series with that 256bit memory inter face isn't worth a hoot and gains in SLI wouldn't be as grand as you think. Get a GTX260 or something newer from either camp.... 260/275/4890, etc.
There's also not enough video memory on the card ( 512 ). Get something with 1gig, regardless of what resolution you play at.
I would advice getting a 5700's series that is coming out tommorow that will beat the performance and have D11 support for future games wich will price 5770 $150 and 5750 512mb and 1024mb $109/$129 respectivly