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Nvidia Gt 545 SLi or 9800gtx+ SLi

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February 18, 2012 3:06:25 AM

hey guys, I just bought a new computer and it came with dual 1Gb nvidia gt 545 graphics cards, I have a spare set of dual 9800gtx+ and was wondering which would be more powerful with the i7-2600k processor?
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February 21, 2012 1:57:36 AM

I have a feeling that you have a pre-made computer from like HP or something since it came with a 545. Therefore, I would have to ask how much wattage your PSU has.

Now that I look at it though, your name has "Alienware" in it though, which means you must have spent alot of money on something that could have been made for $1000 less despite the price (no offense). Building is not that hard despite your brain telling you that it is really hard.

Alienware is owned by Dell, and Dell generally makes good PSU's, so would be alright running 2 9800GTX cards. Those things were super power hungry in the day.

Just curious, what are your specs and what did you pay for the whole thing?
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February 28, 2012 8:33:38 PM

thanks guys! and the psu has 875 watts and i actually got a nice deal on the aurora r3 for around $1600 it is liquid cooled, i7-2600k @ 3.4ghz (turbo to 3.9), 12gb of ddr3 1333mhz ram and the dual 545's currently
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February 28, 2012 11:10:30 PM

In my opinion, you should build your own. But since you don't seem to mind spending that much money, I won't tell you what to do. Anyway the 9800 GTX should be better than the GT 545s, however the 9800 GTX isn't DX11. So you will be forced to use DX 10/9 on some games.
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February 28, 2012 11:27:30 PM

Sell the 9800 GTXs and pick yourself up a new card if you want to play the latest games in DX11
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February 29, 2012 4:05:29 PM

yea i thought about the problems with directx11, what are the benefits of using it?
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February 29, 2012 5:37:23 PM

Since you have a brand new pc to play with , you would want your graphics card to compliment it , direct x11 has better graphic detail, dynamic lighting , tesselation etc. You will want to play the latest games without missing out.
There are a lot of options to what card you can buy now, you can get a new single gpu card that will be much faster than the 9800gtx+ SLI, without spending a fortune.
Sell your GT 545's and 9800GTX+s on ebay and you will have some money to put towards a new graphics card.
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February 29, 2012 5:55:53 PM

alright thanks! I was looking into the GTX 560 Ti because that seemed like a pretty good card for its value
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February 29, 2012 6:08:56 PM

Its a great card and its faster than the 9800 GTX SLI, it will compliment your new pc and you will be able to play the latest games.
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March 1, 2012 12:31:02 AM

The GTX 560 Tis are the work horse for gaming. Tha avg card is that on the Nvidia side and the AMD side is two cards the 6870 and 6950 seem to be the most used card for gaming.

Now the new 7xxx series for AMD will change from the 6xxx seried to the 7xxx series. If you want good spec's the 560's are a good way to go. I wish I had even one would be better than the 550's.
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March 1, 2012 11:02:55 PM

Thanks! I thought they seemed good and some of the superclocked ones on newegg had pretty good prices so i might go with one of those and later on maybe add in a second for SLi
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March 2, 2012 12:28:21 AM

Good idea
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March 4, 2012 12:47:50 AM

Alienware10 said:
Thanks! I thought they seemed good and some of the superclocked ones on newegg had pretty good prices so i might go with one of those and later on maybe add in a second for SLi


If I had the money I would get them for sure of the 560 Ti's 448 core but since they stoped making them probley would be a bad idea. Good luck to you.
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March 4, 2012 1:04:58 AM

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If I had the money I would get them for sure of the 560 Ti's 448 core but since they stoped making them probley would be a bad idea. Good luck to you.

They stopped making the 448 core? When was that? I don't recall that, but they might of. It probably wasn't a strong seller. Then again, it probably was.
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March 4, 2012 3:20:05 AM

Deemo13 said:
They stopped making the 448 core? When was that? I don't recall that, but they might of. It probably wasn't a strong seller. Then again, it probably was.

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This is what was given to me on the 560 ti 448 core. It was saying that if you want the card get it sooner than later. As they said "limited edition"

I was also told by other people who have bought brand and is finding it hard to find a second card to match exactly. So I guess you have to draw your own opinion.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1790/15/
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March 5, 2012 11:27:40 PM

i think that newegg had one, but it was much more expensive than the others.. which would make sense because of the higher number of cores
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March 6, 2012 12:19:33 AM

Oh yes they are. I might just have enough money to buy one my self. I would really want two of them but I don't think I can afford the second one. Here is some spec's between the 560 ti and the 560 ti 448.

Most of what I linked you to is how much better the 448 core is than a few cards close to it. But I hope this helps you to see what it is about.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/499?vs=330

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-44...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_560_Ti_448_...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-...
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