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8800 SLI

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June 21, 2010 3:04:43 PM


I have a 8800 GT galaxy, i am interesting in doing SLI with any card which can give i HD or Full HD display & also increase me GPU preference, thing is that I don't want to sell my old card & secondly I can't afford 2 new card & I am quite interesting the in try this concept for multi card SLI have different card for rendering & PhysX acceleration.

Any idea in much appreciated.

Ripu Daman

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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 3:23:44 PM

You can easily buy another 8800GT from any manufacturer. But we need to know more about your system.

-Power supply
-Monitor's resolution
June 21, 2010 3:44:47 PM

The details are as following :

-Power supply : Silent Pro M500
-Processor : Core @ quad Q9300
-Monitor's resolution : 1920x1024
-Motherboard: Asus Pq5 Pro

Thing is that I have tried to buy a new card but I didn't found at that time, now I am interested in buying a new one not 8800 Gt since 8800gt x 2 will not give me full HD.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 4:00:33 PM

Your motherboard looks like it only supports crossfire.v
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 4:33:12 PM

shadow187 said:
Your motherboard looks like it only supports crossfire.v

+1, it's got a P45 chipset so no SLi and I don't think that PSU could run two 8800GT's either.
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 5:15:47 PM

Single rail at 34A.
a c 172 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 5:53:54 PM

Sorry but the sad fact your board doesn't support sli for the exception of a GX2 type card. You have little choice but to either upgrade to a single nvidia card that is better than the one you have or go ATI. Your board will do Crossfire which is multy gpu if you are interested.

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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 6:09:03 PM

For full HD gaming (1080p) the graphics card to buy in today's market is the ATI 5850. Price wise though, that is going to put you around $300 US at least. But it'll take an ATI 5850 to give you Good performance @ 1080p with high graphic settings (Of course this also depends heavily on what you're playing).

Here's an ATI 5850 for $285 (If you're in the US)

If that's out of the budget, you could consider an ATI 5770 ($155) or ATI 5830 ($215) as less expensive alternatives. You could run a Crossfire setup with 2 ATI 5770's, but for the money I'd rather have a single ATI 5850. Generally, I'd rather have the best single GPU I can afford, rather than two lesser cards in Crossfire or SLI.
a c 172 U Graphics card
June 21, 2010 6:17:42 PM

5850 +1 if you can afford it while the 5750-70 for you are unable or unwilling to afford the 5850. I would avoid the 5830 due to poor economy for power and heat vs the 5770 and the 5850, also it is high priced. Avoid any thing less than a 5750 due to bang for buck since the lower end parts are over priced for the performance they delver.
June 22, 2010 1:20:43 PM


for crossfire will I have to change my PSU or coolermaster 500 silent pro is enough
a c 130 U Graphics card
June 22, 2010 3:07:27 PM

Eh. If you crossfire HD5770s you will be fine. A single HD5850 will also be fine, but not crossfire HD5850s.
June 28, 2010 4:47:42 PM

Best answer selected by ripudaman.