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    Dual Sli, Or Not Dual Sli

    whats the word on these are they better than 1 card, i.e. ge6600gs x 2 or 1 ge7800 on its own, is it worth the effort or is it better just to stick with 1 card for now, i havent found many reviews to sway me yet.
    id like to know from those especially who have dual sli and are impressed.

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    Depends which version of the 7800 you are talking about. Every benchmark shows something slightly different, but I don't think that I'd be too far off the mark by saying (being VERY generalistic here for those flamers amongst you because we are talking apples and pears here, but please feel free to dissagree!):

    7800gtx ~ 2x 6800gt
    7800gt ~ 2x 6600gt

    Personally, I'd go for a single 7800, as that gives the option of SLI later.
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    How about this then

    XFX GeForce 6800GS 'XXX' Edition (485MHz GPU) 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/VIVO (PCI-E) - Retail x 2
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    XFX GeForce 7800GT Extreme 'LED' Edition (450MHz GPU) 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/VIVO (PCI-E) - Retail x 1

    wot advatage would i have over 1 card would it sit up and shout god damn thats quick...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by csi_grissom
    How about this then

    XFX GeForce 6800GS 'XXX' Edition (485MHz GPU) 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/VIVO (PCI-E) - Retail x 2
    or
    XFX GeForce 7800GT Extreme 'LED' Edition (450MHz GPU) 256MB DDR3 Dual DVI/VIVO (PCI-E) - Retail x 1

    wot advatage would i have over 1 card would it sit up and shout god damn thats quick...lol
    out of theses chouces the 6800gs x2 would definately be better
    however you would not have the option ofupgrading by adding an extra graphics card in the future

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    how much better would it be having these 2 babies running? am i throwing money at the wall by having the 2 or should i just buy the 7800gt and just upgrade as its needed.

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    I would say that the 7800 gt is much better walue for money than 2 6800 gs's and the 7800gt would allow you the option of upgrading it to sli in the future. Nvidia is going to shift the focus of it's driver improvements from the 6xxx series to the 7xxx series so the 7800gt will get more performance as time goes on due to driver improvements.

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    2 be honest im not worried about upgrades or the future im asking about now todays world, i been hearing a guy running these 2 together only got 60000 on aquamark yet another was running 1 and he got 56000 and he didnt feel the 2 cards made much diff....

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    Are you the type of person who is more likely to upgrade a lot of your computer in one go?
    if you are then the ill get another card down the road option isnt going to work as by then
    you will want the new things out.

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    no im doing this for someone else, he usually buys a new pc every 12 months.

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