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Geekusdeekus 01-27-06 12:14 PM

worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
I currently have a Leadtek 6800GT TDH 25Mb card in my computer, I was wondering if it would be worth getting another so I could SLi them or just upgrading to a better graphics card. Money isn't really a problem but I don't spend hours gaming or anything so how much difference would I notice?

Thanks.

Q 01-27-06 12:17 PM

Re: worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
I feel that you would be better off with a better card, like a 7800GT. If you don't spend a lot of time gaming, you may not feel like going through some of the hassels of SLI systems. There are still compatibility issues here and there, you would have a lot more heat in your system, and there is still a lack of true dual monitor support, even though you have ports for four damn monitors!

Two 6800GT's are going to perform, in most cases, not quite as well as a single 7800GT. One good card is always better than two decent cards, and the 7800GT is really a good deal in comparison to how much you'd pay for another 6800GT.

Joe Public 01-27-06 02:44 PM

Re: worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2496&p=3

Benches only include 6800 Ultras, but gives an idea about 6800GTs in SLI.

ViN86 01-27-06 04:18 PM

Re: worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Qlitchford
Two 6800GT's are going to perform, in most cases, not quite as well as a single 7800GT.

6800GT's in SLi will perform better than a single 7800GT (assuming the drivers and everything are working as they should). however, a 7800GTX is about on par with a 6800GT SLi setup and a 7800GTX512 is better than a 6800GT SLi setup. theres also the issue that SLi may not be compatible with some games (even though that possibility is dwindling).

i pondered this same dilemma, and you see the route i took. however, if you do want to go SLi let me know, i have a 6800GT available for sale (good price, excellent condition)

darkrider01 01-27-06 05:53 PM

Re: worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
I had a pair of 6800GT's in SLi and it is my belief that the 7800GTX was worth the upgrade. If your choice lies between a second 6800GT in SLi or just upgrade to only a 7800GT, then just get the second 6800GT.

Peoples-Agent 01-27-06 06:09 PM

Re: worth SLi'ing 2 X 6800GT's?
 
Or flog the 6800 and get two 7800GTs in SLI.


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