SLI Graphics Cards
Posted 03 April 2006 - 11:44 AM
Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:29 PM
Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:52 PM
An important point that i have found is that when you compare a high end card on its own with 2 lower end cards in sli but spend the same amount of money then sometimes you can get higher performance from the single high end card
Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:19 PM
Edited by p-zero, 03 April 2006 - 01:22 PM.
Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:38 AM
The prices you mention seem good in comparison to those that i can get here in the uk, however the cheapest price i could find for either 2x6600gt or 1x7800gt is approx. 220GBP there is very little in it.
Sli or no Sli, either way you can get great graphics performance, it just depends how interested you are and how much you want to spend, i have to agree with p-zero on the cost of cards dropping though, there are a lot of good deals out there.
The decision is yours MrMerde - enjoy the upgrade!
Posted 04 April 2006 - 02:06 PM
Its only feasible if you get them very cheaply at the time of build if you are paying the going rate its rarely viable and its two cards to replace in the future thats two cards two throw away or sell its easier to do that with one card.
Theres pros and cons but its pretty much the consensus that for an average user with a normal resolution monitor its not advisable compared to other cards on the market.
But then again you dont need to buy a high end card, for most people the mid end cards play as well as they need as they rarely use over 1280x1024 and dont need every setting at max or cant have every setting at max. A single 6800GS is capable of running most games at high settings, or an x850 you can pick up at a good price now and you are still hard pressed to push that card to a point where it cant play a game.
Posted 05 April 2006 - 06:34 AM
the best of both worlds id say.
Edited by Sgt_pepper, 05 April 2006 - 06:40 AM.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:42 PM
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