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Seeking single card replacement for 8800 GT SLI pair

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October 14, 2010 3:41:43 AM

I'm currently running an i7 930 with 6GB ram and a pair of nVidia 8800 GT cards in SLI mode, 512MB. Windows 7 64bit. gigabyte x58A-ud3r mainboard

I've used nVidia for some time exclusively and without going into detail have been bothered in more recent years with problems that friends using ATI cards don't seem to have.

So, at some point I'd like to give ATI another try and am having trouble figuring out the breaking point in performance for what model of single ATI card outperforms my current 8800 pair. The idea being I buy one now and at least get some speed increase, then add another in xfire mode later.

I used the cards primarily for gaming, some MMO and FPS stuff mostly.

Any recommendations or performance comparison tool links to help calculate, etc, would be greatly appreciated!
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October 14, 2010 4:08:45 AM

At a minimum I would get an ATI 5770. You can find some decent deals on this card but I prefer the XFX brand for their warranty. There are other good vendors just read the reviews...
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October 14, 2010 4:13:34 AM

New 6 series cards are coming out in a few weeks, you might want to wait.
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October 14, 2010 4:47:21 AM

The 8800GT in SLI is a very good performer. It will outperform a 5770 by a good margin in most games and beats the 5830 in most games. Your choices at this time would be the 5850 or the 5870 for better performance. It would probably be worth your while to wait a couple of weeks for the 6000 series.

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=93531

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2556/13
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October 14, 2010 5:58:24 AM

just update your driver with latest
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October 16, 2010 1:38:14 PM

Thanks for the replies. I will keep my eye on the 6 series and wait a bit.

I'm happy with the performance of my 8800s, I am just tired of the graphics glitches I seem to keep having with every driver update, etc. I get lots of flashing shadows and other weirdness going on that ATI users dont seem to suffer from.
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November 1, 2010 12:16:22 PM

Best answer selected by flagonfly.
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November 1, 2010 12:19:56 PM

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