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2 9800gt 1gb ee sli vs a gts 250

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 7:31:13 PM

i have a 9800gt 1gb ee version


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

if i add another one in sli will it outperform a gts 250? and how about a gtx260?

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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 7:39:45 PM

Two of those would most likely be somewhere between a 260 and a 280 ish, if you take into consideration that two normal 9800GT/8800GT's are pretty close to a GTX280.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:03:06 PM

damn reaLLY?
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:10:47 PM

I'm running a pair of 8800GT's @ 19 x 10 and my framerates are between the numbers given for the GTX275 and GTX280 in most benchmarks. What CPU are you using?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:17:41 PM

Before considering 2 cards make sure the second slot on your motherboard runs at at least x8. If it is x4 then the benefit of a second card tends to be severely limited.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:42:39 PM

I have a P5N-D motherboard, and i am using a q9950 (quad core @ 2.83 ghz w. 12 mb cache)
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:44:36 PM

and my motherboard supports sli, jyjjy will my m.b run both cards at the same speed n take full advantage of them?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:46:24 PM

Both slots run at x16 and that cpu should be more than fine. Go for it.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:51:37 PM

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I have a P5N-D motherboard, and i am using a q9950 (quad core @ 2.83 ghz w. 12 mb cache)

I use an E8400 @ 3.6ghz (or 3ghz if I boot into XP) so like Jijjy said, go for it. Just make sure you've got a good 550-600w PSU you can rely on.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:51:42 PM

sweeet, do you think i will be able to play crysis on very high settings
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:53:27 PM

I played on highish settings, I'll dig out a screenie if you want.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:57:22 PM

i have a lsp750w ultra power supply, will it be enough to power both of these 9800gts? note: these 9800gt's doesn't require a direct connection from your Power Supply
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:57:55 PM

that would be nicee
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 8:58:44 PM

Any 750w should be more than fine.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:02:35 PM

We would need to know your resolution to give any sort of estimate at how well it will play Crysis.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:06:22 PM

i currently have a 15 inch hp lcd moniter i was gonna get a lg 22inch 1080p moniter for 150 but its not available anymore i play on getting a similar one once i find a good price.. and i plan on going all out so the highest resolution it can go to
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:10:03 PM

with the 15 inch moniter the the max resolution is 1024x700 i think
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:15:14 PM

oh and while looking for the second 9800gt 1gb for sli, i found these 2 which are both pny9800gts 1gb but look different? why is that? and are they different at all in any ways? will it not work in sli unless i get the same one i have? (i have the one with the blue board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this is the other one i found while searching around: http://www3.pny.com/9800-GT-EE-1024MB-PCIe-P2860C331.as...

note:i know they have older models of these but they were longer and they blew the hot air of the card to the front of the case (so the one i got in my opinion is better) n i think they discontinued the other one, however these 2 look more similar. whats the deal?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:19:52 PM

On the 15" monitor you will likely be able to max out any game you want, including Crysis. Outside of Crysis the upgrade is going to be of marginal value until you get a new monitor.
Any 9800GT will be fine to SLI.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:20:49 PM

These are all on XP 32 @ 16 x 10 and with the 'Ultra hack'








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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:29:24 PM

nice! i cant wait, so those 2 9800gts are they any different? i know the older models are because as i explained they were longer and i think ran a bit hotter, but whats the diffrence between these?! if any..
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a c 271 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:40:28 PM

Quote:
nice! i cant wait, so those 2 9800gts are they any different? i know the older models are because as i explained they were longer and i think ran a bit hotter, but whats the diffrence between these?! if any..

The length shouldn't be an issue so long as they fit in your case as the SLi tabs will line up, there may be a clockspeed difference but that won't matter as the drivers will balance it out, so get the cheapest one.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 9:45:10 PM

great thanks, im trying to find one like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814133304

this if you can find a cheaper price plz lemme kno! i got the one i have now for 94 after rebates and free shipping...
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 15, 2010 11:06:20 PM

It's 512mb and the card he has is 1gb. If he used that the other card would only use 512mb as well and with the SLI he will have the computing power to use resolutions where the difference in memory size actually matters.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 12:43:49 AM

yea the one i got from newegg was 1gb and it was 94 after rebates, which is cheaper..
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 1:02:08 AM

i need to find a pny 9800gt 1gb for under 100
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 1:11:47 AM

That doesn't seem to be possible but you don't actually need a PNY card. Any 1gb 9800GT will do as I said earlier.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 1:49:36 AM

what dosent seem possible? finding a pny9800gt 1gb for under 100? look at newegg and tiger its possible after annoying rebates
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a c 376 U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 1:57:58 AM

Yeah, that's what I meant. I usually ignore rebates myself.
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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
February 16, 2010 2:23:12 AM

yea their a pain in the ass D: i just got rejected on my memory rebates i have to call and bitch them out tommorow
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