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8800GTS 640 SLI or new card

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January 30, 2010 9:12:28 PM

I have a 1650 by 1080 22inch monitor and a 8800GTS 640mb card. I only have a 550w PS so I would have to upgrade PS. Should I go with another 8800GTS card in SLI or another card and use my old 8800GTS for PhysX?

I have heard you can use a Radeon Card and dedicate the Nvidia card to PhysX.
Or would a SSD be a better upgrade?

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a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 9:45:03 PM

the new drivers disable physx the presence of an ATI card but you should probably go with another 8800 and SLI them
a b U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 10:34:17 PM

No, it's not worth it to SLi another 8800GTS 640mb.

You have the 8800GTS based on the old G80 architecture, so your card performs somewhere along the lines of a 9600GT. The old G80s are power hungry and run hot, so having another is not a good idea. Your PSU isn't enough for two anyways.

Use it as a physics card and get a good ATI card.
$280 - 5850
$200 - 4890
$150 - 5770
$140 - 4870 1GB
$125 - 4870 512mb
$110 - 4850 or 4770 or GTS250/9800GTX+

Or sell your old 8800GTS 640mb for about $40 or so on ebay.
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a c 197 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 11:48:42 PM

yup, adding another 8800 wouldn't be nice, it will produce a huge amount of heat.
Sell your 8800 and get a new card is a nice plan, as BSD said above... :) 
a c 176 U Graphics card
January 30, 2010 11:53:03 PM

A GTS250 or a 5770 would be a fantastic upgrade over your old G80 with out the need to upgrade the psu.