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2 x '9800GT Eco' SLI Equivalent = ??

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December 22, 2009 12:48:29 PM

http://pden.zotac.com/index.php?page=shop.product_detai...

What is the equivalent to two 9800GT Eco's in SLI from ATI and Nvidia? The specs of the Eco is above. Thanks.
December 22, 2009 4:02:29 PM

bumpy...
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December 22, 2009 7:16:15 PM

I would take a guess of around a 4890ish card. That is if you are ok with a DX10.1 card. There really is not car in that range in teh DX11 market. The 5770 performs under a 4890 and a 5850 is a pretty good leap above.
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December 22, 2009 7:21:15 PM

and maybe the gtx 260
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December 22, 2009 7:29:02 PM

^Yeah, somewhere in the vague ballpark. I believe the 9800GT Eco is just a smaller die of the 9800GT. They are about 2 generations back so it's hard to compare.
December 22, 2009 7:42:58 PM

Hmm, well a new Eco will cost around £60 on ebay, a new GTX260 will cost £130 and a new 4890 will cost £140. So if I get 2 9800GT Eco's, it will come to around £120 and it will only use 50W's of power on full load, per card. So thats around 100W's for both cards on peak load. Looking at the graph below, it shows the 4890 and the GTX260 burning past 250W's on peak.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4890,2262...

I do have another question on my mind though. If I was to go Tri-SLI with the 9800GT Eco's, what will it compare to? Don't forget, that the first card will be running PCI-e 2.0, while the other two slots on my motherboard only run on 1.1.

Thanks!
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December 22, 2009 8:14:14 PM

I do not believe you can tri SLi the 9800GT's.
December 22, 2009 8:16:31 PM

jay2tall said:
I do not believe you can tri SLi the 9800GT's.


Aww bollocks. Nether the less, I'm really considering 2 9800GT Eco's. Anyone to aposse this?.. Convince me otherwise.
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December 22, 2009 8:21:01 PM

haha i dont think anyone is going to try and convince you, as i haven't really found any real reviews on the Eco's to support anything.
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December 22, 2009 8:40:36 PM



December 22, 2009 8:57:11 PM

^ Thats really impressive, thanks for the find. Do you think it will out perform 2 9800GT Eco's?
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December 22, 2009 9:44:36 PM

The 2 9800GT SLI= gtx260 is greater than HD5770 so even more so over HD5750
December 22, 2009 10:01:36 PM

Hmm... Hmm... decisions decisions... *scratches head*
December 23, 2009 2:35:17 AM

So the 9800GT SLI or the HD5770? What I am wondering is why the 5770 is a 128 bit?
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December 23, 2009 2:47:38 AM

Out of those two I would select the cheaper solution which I guess is going to be the GT's they perform better anyway.
December 23, 2009 2:50:17 AM

Alrighty. I'll be getting them tommorow, so will see how the replies go till tommorow. Thanks for all the help.
December 23, 2009 3:06:53 AM

but wait the dx11 support!!! it futureproofs you but if you dont want that then go for the 9800gt's i have an eco in my linux/vista websurfing machine.
December 23, 2009 3:21:25 AM

tacoslave said:
but wait the dx11 support!!! it futureproofs you but if you dont want that then go for the 9800gt's i have an eco in my linux/vista websurfing machine.


Aww screw future proofing... Theres no such thing. Get what ever plays a game at good res/fps and get it cheap is what people should do.
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December 23, 2009 3:04:36 PM

^+1 Future proofing does not exist. There is always something new around the corner. When the market gets flooded with DX11 games we will be on at least second generation DX11 GPU's anyway.
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