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Using a 9600GT: SLI or new single card?

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  • Asus
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January 21, 2010 11:29:31 AM

I am running a Asus EN9600GT on a Asus P5N-E SLI. My question is: in terms of cash/performance ratio, should I get an additional 9600GT in SLI or simply by a new single card? 9600's are going for around 70, but then again I can spend an extra 30 or 40 and get a new card, but which will perform better?

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a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2010 11:36:24 AM

2 9600GTs should easily be better than any card you can buy for around $100.
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a b Î Nvidia
a b Ĉ ASUS
January 21, 2010 11:49:42 AM

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a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2010 1:44:15 PM

You can probably get one really cheap on ebay or somewhere as well. (2) 9600GT would definitely beat any $100 card you can get.
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January 21, 2010 1:59:56 PM

sell you 9600GT and get something better xD
i did that LOL
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a b Î Nvidia
January 21, 2010 2:05:41 PM

Unless he is going to throw $140+ at a card, it isn't really worth it.
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January 24, 2010 2:58:18 PM

Thanks a lot for the responses guys! But for me to move forward with the next step, can someone answer me this:

What single card from Nvidia is roughly equivalent to the power of two 9600GTs in SLI? (I know I'm asking to compare apples to oranges in some sense but roughly)

An additional bit of info that may or may not make a difference: my 22in monitor's native resolution is 1680x1050, but I hope to move up to a Full HD projector sometime soon
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a b Î Nvidia
January 24, 2010 3:07:14 PM

A GTX 260 is probably roughly similar, the closest at the least.
Nvidia cards over $100 really aren't a good buy at the moment so if you are going to ditch the 9600GT I would recommend looking at ATI instead.
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