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Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by -1nf1n1ty-, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. -1nf1n1ty-

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    I was thinking...should I sell my 2900XT for 2 8800GT's? or should I save up money buy a CF motherboard and another 2900XT?
     
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    I would personally sell it and go for 1 8800gt.
     
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    Hmm, even one 8800GT will be faster than your 2900XT. The only thing is, you may be shocked at how little you may get for your XT if you sell it. I've seen them go for as low as $180 on ebay, and the 2900pro is around $150, if you can find it.
     
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    Sell it and get 1 3870 x2 - don't need a crossfire MB for that (someone correct me if you cant use an NForce board with those)

    Edit: Upon reflection, I've changed my mind and I agree with the above, just sell the 2900 and get a single 8800GT. If it's not fast enough for you, you have the option to get a second one and still be able to keep your Motherboard.
     
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    9800gt.
     
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    what about a 8800GTS OC from BFG, my friend bought the wrong one and couldnt figure out why his wasnt SLI ing(?) and so he put his 8800GTS oc in a spare pc.....should I trade him my 2900xt for it?
     
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    For a g80 core GTS no. For a G92 GTS absolutely make the trade!
     
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    whewha?, sorry no clue what that is I dont follow the codename things....
     
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    The first 8800gts's were G80 cores with 320mb or 640mb. The new 8800GTS is the G92 core and has 512mb's memory.
     
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    oh......well its not that I can assure you,lol its G80, I shall link you.....(PEW PEW):
    http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88640gtseeoce.aspx
    its that one Im not sure if its better or not, but my friend cant beat my frames in most games with his single 8800gts and my 2900xt? I mean if I can do that then does that mean the gts is still better?
     
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    Well... if you have a nvidia chipset motherboard, do it. But you would be better off selling the 2900XT and buying a 8800GT.
     
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    well this is gay, I bought the 2900XT for nothing yay! I bought this card to kick my friends asses and looks like it was a waste....hazzah
     
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    Have you tried overclocking it? That's where the 2900XT really shines!
     
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    dont know how to overclock and I rather let a pro do it, but if the 8800GTS OC that my friend has is better then I might as well try to get that from him or something....
     
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    I would try to find members around here with that card and give OCing a shot! But if you don't want to do it, trade for the GTS.
     
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    Yeah I dont really wanna do that, only thing I plan on overclocking is my processor and I dont know how to do that either.....I might as well trade
     
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    The difference between a 2900XT and 8800GT is small, not worth the hassle in selling one card to buy another that is barely any better. Stay with what you have or get a 3870X2.
     
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    alright, give me a yes or a no to trade my friend my 2900xt for his 8800GTS OC.
     
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    No. Performance-wise there is very little difference.
     
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    No. The G80 GTS gets beat by the 2900XT. I would sell your 2900XT and get a HD 3870, there so cheap now.. and if you have a crossfire mobo thats even better.
     
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    I think I just CF 2900XT's once I buy the board
     
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    What is a cheap yet kick ass Crossfire board that still.......kicks ass ?
     
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