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Gorion
10-17-05, 06:18 PM
Is it me or does it just seem like no one is doing this configuration?

I am looking at mabe doing 2 EVGA GT CO's instead of GTX's.

They can be had for $369 ea. and seem like a good price vs. the cost of a GTX setup.

I'm gonna see if I can find siome reviews. But if anyone has a GT SLI setup. I would love your input.

slick
10-17-05, 06:26 PM
Firingsquad has a review (http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_e-geforce_7800_gt_co_edition_review/) on them. They sound like quite the steal, even out performing the GTX in some cases! Hell they are even cheaper than some regular GT's out there.

Gorion
10-17-05, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the link :)

That was the review I read that got me thinking about doing a GT setup vs. a GTX.

If I were buying just one I would get a GTX but I'm looking to SLI and i can save some bucks going with the GT's.

I need to dig around for some GT SLI in reviews. I know I had read some a while back and will dig around.

ceviker
10-17-05, 10:39 PM
I'm running sli with two 7800 gt's co's - its incredible, just as good (99.9% at least) as two 7800 gtx's in sli. Great steal of a deal!

deb0
10-18-05, 10:03 AM
Tigerdirect has got a no name 7800GT for sale of 289.00 incl rebates:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1549681&CatId=1560

ruff97
10-18-05, 10:53 AM
poeple are say it is make by BFG

Eliminator
10-18-05, 01:29 PM
ya 3dfuzion is bfg without the bells and whistles

BrianG
10-18-05, 02:10 PM
That card is getting harder and harder to not buy as my second GT. Damn these Rel80 drivers!!!

Peoples-Agent
10-18-05, 04:36 PM
I am going down that root soon, SLI two 7800GTs.

My first venture into SLi, is there a SLi nOOb thread anywhere?

Just want to know what this AFR / AFR2 / SFR etc business is all about, plus are SLi profiles a must have in order to get it to work with any given game, or can you use a global profile as such?

JonathanM
10-18-05, 10:51 PM
Stay tuned for news on a dual 7800 GT system as I'll be taking the plunge shortly. :)

Peoples-Agent, I'm and SLI noob as well. While I have been following up on it, once you own a system that makes use of SLI it becomes a whole different story.

I'm thinking of adding a "noob" section in my upcoming article about it if people are interested...

Peoples-Agent
10-19-05, 12:59 AM
I can't see why they wouldn't, with games getting more demanding and perhaps 400 on a CPU being a little out of reach so more will prefer to invest in a second graphics card.

Definately something I would read.

wrugoin
10-19-05, 08:14 AM
I can't speak for 2 eVGA 7800GT COs, but at least I can tell you that the ONE I have is smoaking. Even with it factory overclocked I was able to squeeze another 65MHz from the core and 100MHz from the memory. I had it running very stable (artifact free) at 535/1.2. And at those speeds, It surpasses a stock GTX. Check my 3dMark scores at the bottom. Nice thing was that the better copper cooler had it maxing around 76-77C after 30 minutes of Rthdrbl (sp? I think i got that right)

Although It can hit very high speeds, I reclocked it back to stock to wait for my NVSilencer 5 rev.3 before I OC it back to 535/1200. Now I just wait in anticipation for the programmer of RivaTuner to figure out a way to unlock the extra 4 pipes and 1 shader. :D

Advocate
10-19-05, 12:27 PM
I'm running 2 x Gigabyte 7800GT's in SLi and they are a blast!

Well worth the money.

Managed to get my 3DMark05 score up to over 11,000 by clocking my CPU ;)

Rakeesh
10-22-05, 09:28 PM
Tigerdirect has got a no name 7800GT for sale of 289.00 incl rebates:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1549681&CatId=1560

I am thinking about getting this card, though that low price has me thinking there may be something wrong with this brand/model. Anybody have any experience with these?

slick
10-22-05, 10:35 PM
AlphaWolf, 3D Fuzion is a branch off of BFG. Any cards that won't clock up to BFG's standards just get stock timings and the 3D Fuzion name branded on instead of BFG (There may be some regular stock ones though, I dunno, has anyone verified this yet?) :p. I wouldn't expect much overclocking wise, since that's why they are 3D Fuzions to begin with, still, it offers a GREAT price for a 7800GT.

newls1
10-23-05, 05:50 PM
I got 2 EVGA 7800GT's CO on there way here, and to be honest with you, I cant wait. I think this combo offers just as much bang for the buck, as 2 GTx's, yet we save 200+ dollars.

zoomy942
11-10-05, 09:37 AM
i am about to buy another gt for the SLI. i just cant resist the 65GB of bandwidth

BrownHornet
11-10-05, 05:29 PM
Does it matter if the cards are two differant brand name as long as their the same model ?

Blacklash
11-10-05, 05:41 PM
Does it matter if the cards are two differant brand name as long as their the same model ?

My advice is same brand and same BIOS. I suppose you could flash one with the BIOS of the other card. Personally, I don't care for all that.

On a side note I highly recommend 7800GTs in SLi. They are great cards. I'd grab ones at a low price and use RivaTuner to disable the internal clock test. Set them at 470|1100 and see how it goes. If all is well start ramping up.

zoomy942
11-10-05, 06:16 PM
i will find out about the 2 different ones tomorrow

nycrugby
11-17-05, 12:44 PM
the 7800s in slie are the best value you can find right now.

The only thing that perfroms better is GTXs and GTX512s in SLI and not by much. Also you can get 2 GTs right now for around $640 which is less then 1 512.

Peoples-Agent
11-17-05, 12:59 PM
Starting to get use to mine now, I have two in SLI mode.
Still haven't much luck overclocking my CPU though.

waxking1
11-17-05, 03:18 PM
I just got my second XFX 7800GT yesterday. I've been having fun playing with them getting them dialed in. I went from 8400 3DM05 on one card to over 13150 3DM05 on the two cards with OCing. I just wanted to see how fast they would go. I've dialed my CPU & cards back down now and they are still really fast. The two GTs are faster than a 7800GTX 512 and cheaper. By the time I get ready to upgrade the 7800GTX 512 will be old technology. I can play every game I have with very good frame rates with everythig maxed out. I'm only playing at 1280 x 720 resolution. If I were playing at 1920 x 1080 or higher it might be a different story but I don't plan on upgrading my projector for another year.

Gorion
11-17-05, 04:49 PM
I went with the 512 ;) I just couldn't help myself :D

Peoples-Agent
11-17-05, 04:58 PM
Clocked my two 7800GTs to 450 / 1100 and they work ace!
1st idles at 35C ....second 38C , 50 and 52 under load. I am well impressed with the 7800 series ....lower temps, quieter, lower voltages... what an amazing step up from the 6800.