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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351873

Should I get another 7900 GT and set up an SLI situation for my comp, or should I just go with a single 8 series Geforce? Would two 7900 GTs equal, say, the power of an 8800 or a 9800?
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351879

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Go with a 9 series. They're about the same price as anything in the 8's anymore.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351881

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I'll make it easier, Get an ATI 4850 or 4870: You can get 4850's for around $150 and they can run pretty much any damn thing you throw at them.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351883

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InnerLogic;351881 wrote:
I'll make it easier, Get an ATI 4850 or 4870: You can get 4850's for around $150 and they can run pretty much any damn thing you throw at them.
Those ATI graphics card require a motherboard that supports Crossfire, I don't think you can put two ATI cards on a SLI board.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351884

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TigerClaw;351883 wrote:
Those ATI graphics card require a motherboard that supports Crossfire, I don't think you can put two ATI cards on a SLI board.
I was not talking about SLI or crossfire, I was just talking about getting a single card that would be better then what he had and also better then those other Nvidia cards.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351909

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I have a 4850. It's awesome, I'll sell it to you for $130 so I can buy a 4870 gx2. :)
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Violence in HD;351873 wrote:
Should I get another 7900 GT and set up an SLI situation for my comp, or should I just go with a single 8 series Geforce? Would two 7900 GTs equal, say, the power of an 8800 or a 9800?
I'll make this simple: Buy a 9800 GTX if you care about PhysX, or an 4850 HD if you don't. Both of those cards will be about five times faster than two 7900 GT sli cards.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351933

Well, since IMPO Nvidia kicks ATi's ass realllllly hard in terms of hardquality and driver quality, and since physics (and thus PhysX) are really important to me, I'll get a single 9 series card. Thanks everyone!!!
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Dude if nvidia kicks ATI's ass in driver quality then I would love to see how incredibly shitty the ATI drivers are. Its gotta be pretty bad to be worse than nvidia's.
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SLI my 7900 GT, or... 10 years 11 months ago #351945

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Violence in HD;351933 wrote:
Well, since IMPO Nvidia kicks ATi's ass realllllly hard in terms of hardquality and driver quality, and since physics (and thus PhysX) are really important to me, I'll get a single 9 series card. Thanks everyone!!!
If you are talking about ATI's Linux drivers, then yes, I agree 1000%. ATI's linux drivers are so shitty and never seem to support anything relatively new that it drives me nuts. On the Windows side though, it's much better; I would say they are on par with Nvidia now, but that's from the Nvidia and ATI cards i've used.And apart from benchmarks, I've never seen any game that's really used the PhysX support for anything useful. Again, maybe that's me. :cool:
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