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sven
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2005-07-23T20:43:26Z
Hey people,

Im soon to be completing my much needed upgrade, and am looking for some peoples opinions on whether going down the road of SLI is worth it or not yet?

im tossing up between 2x 6600gt's or a 6800 of some sort.

any advice/opinions would be sweet

cheers

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Jordan
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2005-07-23T20:48:23Z
Don't get dual 6600GTs! It's a big waste of money. Getting a single 6600GT now and adding another when you have the money is an OK idea but if you have the money to buy both then you can afford an X800XL, 6800Gt or better.
sven
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2005-07-23T20:52:55Z
yeah that makes sense. thanks heaps
Jordan
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2005-07-23T20:56:00Z
Any other questions just ask.

The X800XL is a great card, great value too but you might want to consider a 6800GT now and adding one later. I never recommend SLI though, when it came to buying your 2nd 6800GT the next gen cards would be out and it would be better to sell your existing card and putting the money towards a new card rather than investing in another older card.
Russman113
2005-07-23T21:03:35Z
Aye he's right, Ive seen a couple of reviews with 2 6600 GT's in SLI, and 1 6800gt, and in quite a few of the benchmarks the single 6800gt was faster. I think mainly cause of the 256 bit memory on the 6800gt. or maybe its just a better card *shrug
Jordan
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2005-07-23T21:11:15Z
One of the main reasons is games/drivers arn't written to take advantage of the dual cards. It's just like dual-core CPUs. At the moment there's very little software to support multiple CPUs/cores.
sven
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2005-07-24T02:54:21Z
russman, how does your leadtek card do? i was always a fan of leadtek ever since i bought my ti4200 from them... any problems or good news you would like to share about it? since im now looking at getting one of them.
Jordan
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2005-07-24T08:02:27Z
If you can afford it get a BFG card, the best out there. I'm a bit dobious of Leadteks coolers on the current cards.

I had a Leadtek Ti 4200 too!
Russman113
2005-07-24T11:42:23Z
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Originally posted by: sven
russman, how does your leadtek card do? i was always a fan of leadtek ever since i bought my ti4200 from them... any problems or good news you would like to share about it? since im now looking at getting one of them.


No problems it all, its actually the best card ive ever owned. Actually the only problem is Nvidia's driver support, they only come out with drivers like every other month, it sucks heh.

Jordan, the cooling on this card is great, I stays at around 52c when idol, than only go's up to around 58c at full load. The cooling is actually the reason I picked it, the BFG doesnt seem like its worth the money, only the warranty is. Seeing as there's no need to OC this anyways I dont really need it.
GundamsonicZeroX
2005-07-24T22:55:20Z
quote:

Originally posted by: Jordan
One of the main reasons is games/drivers arn't written to take advantage of the dual cards. It's just like dual-core CPUs. At the moment there's very little software to support multiple CPUs/cores.


is there any??
Jordan
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2005-07-24T23:05:27Z
What that take advamntage of dual-core or cards?

If a program isn't wirtten for a dual-core system then the second cre won't really be of much use at all, it will mostly sit in an idle state.

With SLI it's quite a bit different as nVidia release drivers for SLI which hlps in quite a big way. I still havn't seen a good argumnet for SLI for those that aren't super rich and just looking to burn money.
andyahunt
2005-07-27T11:23:07Z
Just go all out and get a 7800 GTX
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