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August 5, 2010 12:45:13 AM

Hey everyone,
Would I be better off getting two 9800GTs and running SLI or getting one 9800GT and one GT240 with no SLI?

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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 12:58:08 AM

Well there would be no point in getting both a 9800gt and 240 because they can't sli... no performance gain... How about a GTX 460?
August 5, 2010 3:54:35 AM

jryan388 said:
Well there would be no point in getting both a 9800gt and 240 because they can't sli... no performance gain... How about a GTX 460?


Nope I'm looking for multi-displays more than gaming so I'm setting my budget to $50 per car after MIR (I'll need 4 cards)
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a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 4:30:56 AM

gt240 is roughly equal go a 9600GT. 9800GT smokes them both... so if they're the same price, easily take hte 9800gt
a c 271 U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:04:32 AM

pending_para_un_bending said:
Nope I'm looking for multi-displays more than gaming so I'm setting my budget to $50 per car after MIR (I'll need 4 cards)

If it's just multi displays that you're after then forget SLi and just get the cheapest dual DVI output card you can find.
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 5:36:39 AM

^I agree with mousemonkey.
a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 8:25:42 AM

Tamz_msc said:
^I agree with mousemonkey.



@ Tamz_msc : You're such a kiss ass! but yeah, mousemonkey is right (and great by the way-I wonder who the kiss ass is now...?)

if its for games, running physx off one card and other visual aspects off the other would help!

for multi display with no mean graphic necessity, then getting cheaper cards will do

Dane



a b U Graphics card
August 5, 2010 1:36:35 PM

i use 2 ATI x1300's on my work PC and that runs 4 monitors just fine.
August 6, 2010 5:28:44 AM

jonpaul37 said:
i use 2 ATI x1300's on my work PC and that runs 4 monitors just fine.


Do you do any visualization stuff? I need to do a lot of visualization of computational fluid dynamics simulations...
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 12:49:02 PM

see if you can find an Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 on ebay for like $250.00 it supports 4 outputs, only thing, it won't support monitors that require dual-link DVI like the Dell 30-inch monitors...
August 6, 2010 6:59:24 PM

jonpaul37 said:
see if you can find an Nvidia Quadro NVS 420 on ebay for like $250.00 it supports 4 outputs, only thing, it won't support monitors that require dual-link DVI like the Dell 30-inch monitors...


Nice, thanks a lot!
a b U Graphics card
August 6, 2010 8:45:03 PM

you're welcome, it may require adapters to connect to DVI or VGA on your monitors so look out for that.
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