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Thread: SLI - are you going to do it ?

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    SLI - are you going to do it ?

    Well are you ? Its been talk of the town for a while now, and it looks like itll lift off soon - the ability of having 2 graphics cards working simultaneously to give you a massive boost in graphics performance in my view, has come pretty late - theres been dual cpus, which is a similar sort of thing, which now have been out for a while and I think its time has come, for SLI to be introduced

    So will you upgrade? Its exspensive - a mobo will set you back a lot alone - and on top of that, youll need 2 identical graphics cards - pricey I know, but Im just wondering, whos actually gonna do it
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    I went for the maybe when the price goes down. I am a power junkie, but that doesn't mean I can afford it
    The costs associated with it mean that I am probably not going to get it for at least 6 months. Chances are, I'll wait and see what Ati got to offer (they are working on something, though it would probably take a while before they release it). Once there are more competition on the market (for SLI), the price are bound to go down.. And there might be more need for the extra juice.

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    I for one is going down the SLI route but this has coincided with my yearly updated so its been timed very nice indeed . I've already got the motherboard sorted, and the AMD 3500+ is an xmas pressy from somebody else so all I really need is 2 cards, but I may just get 1 6800GT now and another in February once the hit of xmas has worn off my wallet.

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    I will be in about 6 months... most likly it will be dual ultras, but only time will tell!

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    No. I can't imagine what I'd want to run that would require that level of speed. An X800XT PE is already running HL2 at Max settings 1600x1200 4xAA 16 AF at 60+ FPS.

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    I am struggling to justify the expense of a vanilla 6800 let alone two of them .

    Still I put down maybe if the price comes down but I cant quite see it beeing a cost effective alternative to buying an all new card if your thinking of it as an upgrade path.

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    I can't see myself ever needing the second card. By the time I want a second gfx card the next gen will be out and I may aswell get one of those. I can only run up to 1280x1024 on this monitor atm so I really don't need the power.

    However much I might want it! It's just not a justifiable option to me.
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    why would i need it. my onboard intel(R) 2mb chip would beat it no problem......














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    SLI is a waste unless you are running a well cooled highly overclocked FX-55. This is because even with one highend graphics card most systems (3500+ for example) are serverely CPU limited. You'd be better off with a single GPU and a better CPU. An FX-55 with a single X800 XT will destroy a 3500+ with dual X800 XTs.

    I am all for SLI though. I will make a lot more money selling you 2 videocards than just one. BRILLIANT!!!
    Last edited by StormPC; 22-11-2004 at 11:06 PM.

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    if you got a new 1066mhz bus P4, and overclocked it to something stupid, say 1.5ghz FSB, would it still be limited by the bus speed?
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    A P4 is a slug compared to the A64. No, it won't help. An overclocked FX-53 or FX-55 just barely approaches the point where an X800 XT starts to become the weak link. What do you think two of them would be?

    Nope, SLI only makes sense if you also use the fastest CPU, etc...anything else and it would be a huge waste of money. I'm sure plenty of people will do it anyway though. It just sounds cool.

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    What about something a bit more powerful.....dual CPUs?
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    Nope...but dual core CPUs are coming! Down the road a bit however.

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    hehe
    I like cheese

    Also, I have a 9600 pro, and it happily chugs through what i throw at it.. just a bit slowly.. And my crappy monitor is limited to 1240 * 1024.. so I think hte best upgrade for me would be a 6600GT and a new monitor
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    $5 AUD.. and a free half eaten cheese burger.. tho that wont get you the GC's...

    And StormPC, any idea how much of a performance boost we'll get outa the dual core cpus?

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