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    8800GTS in SLi vs 8800GTX

    Probably a silly (and hypothetical) question.

    How would two 8800GTS in SLi complare with a single 8800GTX.

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    In games that are optimized for Sli..yes probably..otherwise no.

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    Single GTX better and cost effective, SLI regarding 8800's is pointless in my view considering what performance you will get from a GTX - 2 x GTS.
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    GTX every day of the week.
    Performance wise i doubt there would be much in it but with 1 GTX there is plenty of upgrade potential.

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    Theoretically a pair of GTS's can beat a GTX, but in the real world it never happens for loads of reasons; bad SLi support in games, driver problems(oh god are there driver problems) and so on and so forth.

    Sli isn't a realistic option except for when you're just throwing money at a PC and want two of the best cards. Get the GTX it will storm through everything you can throw at it.

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    for the price of 2 640 8800GTS you wouldnt be far off an ultra which would steam anything (and the inside of your case )

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    ultra runs cooler than the GTX doesn't it? :s

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    depends how much you overclock it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    ultra runs cooler than the GTX doesn't it? :s
    I think thats what they say...

    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8593&page=9

    In truth its the about the same

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    my 2p: single card solution wins every time at the moment unless you happen to have an unlimited budget in which case it'd be SLI/CF but only with top-of-the-range cards. From what I've seen in reviews the real-world performance increases don't scale well with the cost before you even take setup and driver problems into account. If you've got the budget and/or enjoy tinkering with your pc hardware and software a lot then by all means go for dual gpu

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    Not something I'm gonna do...just interested in whether it would be worth doing...!

    That said, when the prices come down, for those of us with 8800GTS's, might be a route worth taking?

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    most of the time it's better to flog the current card and upgrade rather than get another of the same.

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