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Do You Recommend Me To SLI My 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX?

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  1. TricksterMatt

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    Hey guys/girls, since getting my new computer upgrade from my 5 year old computer I've been extremely satisfied and I have been seeing pretty much like 100% performance increase. Been running games on 1280x1024 (my max resolution) like Crysis on high with 2x aa and af, Fallout 3 on high with 2x aa and af and Left 4 Dead on highest settings with maxed out aa and af and been getting very smooth FPS. I was thinking if I should buy another 8800 GT Alpha Dog XXX as they are pretty cheap. Would there be a massive performance increase of having another same card in SLI? And since i have a really small resolution, do you think having another one would be a waste of money? Or do you think I should save my money and later upgrade my GFX card when I require it? And my mobo is a XFX nForce 750a SLI...

    Thanks ^_^
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    It would be a waste of money IMO. I think it would be better to put the money for the new card, along with the money you can get from the sale of yours into a new one.

    How much are the 8800GTs new?
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    They are around £90-£100 for the XXX edition
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    Better to sell what you have and put the money for a new one into a GTX 260 then.
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    Can't you SLI a GTX200 series card with the 8800?
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    Nah they are completely way off, only two of the same card can SLI
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    Sell, get a better card, and maybe pick up a cheap 8600gt/s for physx.
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    8600GTS will be completely pointless for Physx its too underpowered.
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    Ah, I had heard different somewhere else. Good to know.
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    You can Xfire differenet 48xx series, or different 47xx series, etc, ATI cards together, but for SLI that cards have to be the same
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    hehe :p, and yeah 8600GTS is too sh!t too be honest :L... Ill just save up then and when im forced to upgrade, I will
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    It wouldnt cost you anymore to upgrade to another 8800GT than to a GTX 260.
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    How much better is the GTX 260?
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    What FPS do you get in Crysis and on what settings?

    And any other games we can compare?
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    Crysis 1280x1024, High settings, 2x aa and 2x af and 30-37 fps usually
    Fallout 3 1280x1024, High settings, 2x aa and 2x af and 40-50 fps
    Left 4 dead 1280x1024, Maximum settings, 4x aa and 16x aa and 60+ fps
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    At what screen resolution are you gaming?
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    Okay on my GTX 260:

    Crysis: I get about the same FPS but all on max settings, Very High DX10, (I use built in edge smoothing),

    I dont have the other two, lol.

    If you want I can get Crysis going, and if we both download the BM tool, we can compare properly at the same rez then.
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    If you're interested, I ran the Assault Harbour Time Demo on your settings:

    DX9 1280x1024 AA=2x, 32 bit test, Quality: High ~~ Last Average FPS: 47.98
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    From what I've seen a 260 gets about 10-15FPS more than a 9800GTX+ on the same settings depending on the platform and game.
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    sounds about right. The 260 will be more powerful than the 8800gt SLI'ed. I had a 260, and before that, I had SLI'ed 9800gtx. With the 260 OC'ed, it out performed the two 9800's(which were OC'ed). Comparing my GTX280 I have to the GTX260 I had, crysis, very high 1920*1200, I get about 5-7 FPS more with the GTX280.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    not only that, but the GT200 have a dedicated physX chip on board, or a part of the GPU for PhysX or something like that...
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    simply put i say yes sli them. i have 2 8800gts 512's in sli and i can still play all of todays games on mostly high settings and 60-80 fps average. i love my 8800's, although i'm soon to turn them in for a set of gtx 285's, and by set i mean 3 of them.
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    how much is a 260 where you are?

    personally I like SLI a lot. I run 9600GTs and they play everything at 1920 X 1200 (24" lcd)

    if the 260 is 2X the cost of another 8800 stay with the 8800s.

    LOL, the 8800GT is such a good card they didnt even change it, they just slapped on a 9800GT sticker and voila...And they were even gonna call it a GTS 240 till people really freaked out...
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    I see your gaming at 1280x1024 TricksterMatt. IMO, any card above and beyond what you got would be a waste. Stick with what you have until you can gather up the cash to upgrade your display.
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    GTX 260's are about £150 here, so thats why I said, they could sell their current card and but the £100 for the new 8800GT with it for a GTX 260.

    GT200 is just very powerful that it can do physx and graphics faster than the 8600GTS can do just physx.

    Though with my 9600GT, I actually get a boost in FPS! :D
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