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    GPU decisions sli or..................

    Basically i want to upgrade my GPU.
    The decision is A 1950 pro (or xtx) or 2 8600gts in SLI.
    I know that the X1950 is a great card and almost purchased one but a friend stopped me in my tracks,and suggested that i go with the DX10 SLI set up.
    Now i am not to sure what to do, as i have not seen to many good reviews on the 8600gts's.
    Any advice??

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    The 8600 isnt really an enthusiast card, get a single 8800gts. The single card setup will be far less hassle and probably give better performance on average. You can pick up the 320mb version for £165 on ebuyer. Consider the 640mb one if u game above 1900x1200 res.

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    SLI never appealed to me as much as a single GPU. 8800gts i thought about but out of my price range for now, so waiting for more price reductions.

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    You realise two 8600GTS's would cost you about £250... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    You realise two 8600GTS's would cost you about £250... ?
    Exactly, thats why i recommended the 8800

    Also consider the 7950GT:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119682

    out of stock atm, but should get some more at some point. Might be able to find as good a price elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK View Post
    You realise two 8600GTS's would cost you about £250... ?
    Was going to buy 1 at a time

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    i am not very good with "the best g/c", so i am not sure which is best suited for my system, which is: opty144@2.8
    DFI ultra,1gb geil 1 ddr500.
    I thought 8800gts would bottleneck my system?? I may be wrong.
    I could get both cards ( x1950 pro or8600gts) around £100.

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    7900 GS would be worthy
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    The 8800 might be a bit of an excess compared to the rest of your system. I would go for the x1950 pro or even a 7900GS:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119692

    Both the DX9 cards would probably outperform the 8600. Google some reviews and decide for yourself.

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    Thanks for the input guys
    Sli is def out, checking on the mentioned g/c..........................

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    Props to the X1950Pro for HDR and AA at the same time.

    What size display do you have?

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    DOnt wate your money.

    Get yourself a single 8800GTS or GTX and be happy.

    They will outrun 2x8600's any day of the week. In fact, one 8800GTS/GTX will outrun any other combination of card in SLI.

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    Good grief! Avoid SLI

    A single x1950pro will rock, and is great value for money. I can count the number of games out that take advantage of DX10 on my tails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    In fact, one 8800GTS/GTX will outrun any other combination of card in SLI.
    7950 GX2?

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    Get a X1950 pro too and the cheapest you can get also!!

    You can get this card from Ebuyer for under 90 quid with 5 day free delivery and the 10 pound discount:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119203

    When DX10 games are more prevalent at the end of the year or the beginning of next year the second generation DX10 parts will be out and these will most likely offer better performance and lower power comsumption also.They will also be better value for money too!!

    Until DX10 games come out we cannot say how well the current DX10 cards will run them!!

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