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2x9800GT SLI vs GTS 450

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May 27, 2012 10:05:24 PM

My EVGA 9800GTX KO just popped and I need to replace it. I've found some good used deals and need advice on which will result in better performance. I can get two nVidia 9800 GT's to put in SLI, or one EVGA GTS 450. Both are $60. Which will give me the best gaming performance?

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May 27, 2012 10:16:16 PM

I'd go with the single card honestly. SLI scaling for such old cards isn't that great and will be prone to issues...
May 27, 2012 10:16:38 PM

BTW doesn't EVGA have lifetime warranty?
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May 27, 2012 10:25:48 PM
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Check your EVGA warranty first . See what they will replace it with.
9800Gt SLI is 10 to 20% faster than a GTS450 in games that support SLI but will be much slower in games that dont.
Plus as mentioned above SLI CAN be a real pain with micro stuttering and sometimes just getting it to work properly.
And last will your power supply power 9800s in SLI?
May 27, 2012 10:26:31 PM

Thanks! I failed to register it. Learning experience...
May 27, 2012 10:37:31 PM

Best answer selected by Pyrex_82.
May 27, 2012 10:38:51 PM

firedice said:
I'd go with the single card honestly. SLI scaling for such old cards isn't that great and will be prone to issues...


Thanks for the answer! I marked Rick's as 'best' since it was a tad more complete.
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