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Do you think i will get anywhere with a 8800 GTS SLI?

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January 16, 2010 12:56:28 PM

Hey guys, im on a budget, and im trying to build a decent rig for just medicore gaming, with dx 10, and for mmos like age of conan, FFXIV, and All points bulletin.

right now i have

2 gigs of ram
8800 GTS 512
AMD 5400 x2 at 3.3 ghz



I plan on upgrading to

4 gigs of ddr2/ddr3
and a AMD Phenom II 720 x3
and a sli motherboard


i was wondering how much performance boost can i get from another 8800 gts? since theyre like incredibly cheap..going for 60-80 dollars.

oh and its a 19" Widescreen monitor

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a b Î Nvidia
January 16, 2010 2:13:17 PM

okay, with that setup then i would say that u can play any games(most) lately with high setting... :) 
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January 16, 2010 2:59:38 PM

8800GTS 512 is still a monster card...it can practically/almost max out any game on resolutions of up 1080p, and its at its best at 1680x1050. I have an 8800GTS 640mb which is around 10% less powerful then yours and its still awsome. I was actually thinking of grabbing another one for an easy/cheap performance boost but i'll just wait until nvidia releases its DX11 GPU's. If I were you i'd grab one, its an instant max out of all games on 1680x1050-1920x1080 except for maybe crysis.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 16, 2010 3:46:32 PM

Do the upgrade and see how it works first, old as it is the 8800GTS is still a useful gaming card, as long as you keep the resolution and your expectations within reason.
Take a look at the SLI/CF FAQ at the top of the Forum and see if it's a good idea for you; Not every game can use two or more GPUs' and those that cannot can suffer a heavy performance drop as a result.
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a b Î Nvidia
January 16, 2010 4:08:02 PM

I still run a BFG 8800GTS 512 OC. I look at all the benchmarks from the 4850's to the 4890s, the 250's and the 260's and I believe that it would take a pretty high end card to make an upgrade feel worthwhile. Contrary to what I see posted here in the forums a lot, that old 8800GTS you have will still get the job done nicely. A couple of these in SLI, and you have to start looking at $500 cards to do any better. SLI does not scale well with everything though. Check on the games you want to run before you make your decision final.
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a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 4:17:27 PM

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Just upgrade the ram and the CPU. You wont need another 8800GTS to run those games. But if you realy need summin better buy a whole new card. I would suggest the HD 4870. This is what you need mate. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




If you have a 8800GTS G92 card, spending $160 on a 4870 as an upgrade is an utterly stupid thing to do.
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a b Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 4:34:09 PM

Do the upgrade and see where you are, if you are not happy with the performance then get the second card.
8800GTs cards in SLI are a serious combination and are a dexcent match for just about anything.

Mactronix
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a c 172 Î Nvidia
February 13, 2010 4:40:35 PM

mactronix said:
Do the upgrade and see where you are, if you are not happy with the performance then get the second card.
8800GTs cards in SLI are a serious combination and are a dexcent match for just about anything.

Mactronix

What he said.
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