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trading up from twin 6800 SLI to a single 7800GTX


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trading up from twin BFG 6800 SLI to a single 7800GTX

 

most of what i've read says the single 7800GTX will be faster. I'd get the BFG 7800GTX OC, cause i never ever had a problem with BFG cards.

 

I almost have my twin cards sold locally for $450. The new card will cost me $599 + tax. One reason is the heat, my twins run very hot, and ive had SLI freeze twice in game in last week.

 

good idea, bad idea?

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I have a feeling that the 2 6800 have far more muscle.......however (not totally sure) - the Nvidia drivers have not really been optimised greatly for SLI yet, and some games do not support SLI.

 

SO you may get better all round performance with the 7800.

 

My penny's worth.

 

Unless you like to stare at the screen when 3D Mark 2005 is running.

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You are giving away your cards for $450 for both of them. You could get $300 for each if you would sell on forums.

 

Why would the new card cost you $600+tax? Cant you buy online? I see them for about $480, and no tax from online stores.

 

2x6800U's are faster most of the time. But they are hotter, take up more juice, louder, etc. Summer is almost over if you can wait it out.

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Dude, I couldnt get $300 each for these cards.. Newegg sells them for $260 each brand new.

 

newegg has the card i want for $525, but local its $599. And with newegg shipping, it comes to about $540 anyway. I pay tax either way, im in CA.

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i just received an XFX 7800GTX and XFX 7800GT...since SLI is still what I consider bogus marketing (it does work well on games that are really optimized for it, but the majority of games either don't work with it, dont work well with it, or run slower or have graphical problems with it) and a lot of benches show a single 7800GTX running games faster and better...I would go for a single 7800GTX myself.

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Single 7800GTX gives 6800U SLI a run for its money, I speak from experience. Half the games out dont support SLI properly and make games run worse or have glitchs (as AG stated). When you turn up AA/AF and high resolution the single 7800GTX tops 6800SLI. Not to mention the 6800's don't have Tranparency AA(I cant live without SuperSampling anymore) and gamma correct AA...

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thanks for all the good info. im not as hardware crazy as most people on these forums, but i do read the new tech articles religiously.

 

I might post the 2 cards for sale here.. but i wanted to sell local, so the buyer can see them work. theyre in this computer right now..

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newegg has the card i want for $525, but local its $599. And with newegg shipping, it comes to about $540 anyway. I pay tax either way, im in CA.

 

Man...I tell you what. Since 60 bucks means nothing to you why don't you buy from newegg and send the 60 to me... I don't know if waiting till tuesday is out of the question, but you'll have it by then at the latest if you order now.

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