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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Snipe343, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Snipe343

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    im planning to get a 8800gt in a while would it matter if i had my 8600gt hooked up to? what wound the change be if i didnt have it?
     
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    8800gt+8600gt vs. 8800gt is what i was trying to say
     
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    8800GT is a better card
     
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    well are you trying to say that you are trying to have them co exist on one system? that would work. as for having them co exist and a single 8800gt. im not sure the 8600 would be of any use.
     
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    lol to many 8's didnt see the 6, as Darknova said theres isnt suport for it to have two different cards work in SLi, so your better off geting the 8800GT and sell or just keep the 8600GT as a back up
     
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    well when he said 8600gt + 8800gt i thought he wanted to have them in the same system. and i dont think the 8600gt would really do anything since it wont be in sli, etc. though i believe on ati systems you can configure other cards to do physics and stuff but idk if thats only in X-fire.
     
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    As far as I'm aware at this point in time there are no working drivers that allow you to have two different cards work in SLi or any other 2-card set up.
     
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    well, if he waits a little bit longer, the HD 3850's and 3870's are going to be available. You can utilize ati cards in whatever chipset form they are in. That is of course if you have a crossfire x capable motherboard or plan on getting one in the near future.
     
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    so since he already has the 8600gt and hasnt bought the 8800gt yet, i guess the logical question is, would two 8600gt in sli be better on his system than one 8800gt single card?
     
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