View Full Version : Quick Opinion guys

08-21-05, 09:45 PM
Alright I just recieved an SLI board.... unfortunately I cant afford two 6800gt's right now.... so should I get 2 6600gt's instead of one 6800gt? would they perform about the same or no?

Thanks for all the help

08-21-05, 09:52 PM
I would wait and save up and at least get a 7800GT,since the price seems to keep comeing down,I seen them about $75 higher then a 6800Gt.I would'nt get a 6600gt because a overclock 6800Gt would be just as fast as two 6600GT's.

08-22-05, 07:59 AM
Agreed with above poster. save up for a 7800GT or GTX.

08-22-05, 08:02 AM
Get 7800GT, they are almost as fast as the 7800GTX which is in some case faster than 2 6800GT's in SLI.

08-22-05, 08:08 AM
A single GTX is always faster then 6800GTs in SLi and in many cases even faster then 6800 Ultras in SLi.

08-22-05, 08:44 AM
Plus (I don't wanna get flammed for this) you'd find running a single GT/GTX alot more stable and smoother with the technology being relatively new... Perhaps not as fun though ;)

08-22-05, 08:52 AM
My GTX runs supersoaraway smooth bud ;)

I would suggest SH64 in recomending a 7800 GT

08-22-05, 03:40 PM
Definitely consider the 7800GT.

08-22-05, 05:42 PM

7800 GTs rock. I took the fan stickers off my XFX's and low and behold under the XFX was an nVidia sticker.

08-22-05, 09:10 PM
To answer your original question: Between a single 6800GT and a pair of SLI'ed 6600GTs, I would choose the 6800GT. The price for both options seems to be similar (about $250). I recommend the 6800 for the following two reasons:
- Upgrade path
- Slightly better performance in high resolutions
- Easier to sell 1 card than 2, in case you decide not to follow the upgrade path

The 6600GT's are attractive for the following reason:
- Once these cards become completely obsolete, you'll probably get a better price for 2 6600GT's than for 1 6800GT. For example, imagine the 4200's and 4600's. How much would you pay for a used 4200? Probably $25. For a used 4600? Probably $30. QED.