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Ospreyluvr

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I am currently using a 512 mb PCI x16 Nvidia 8600 GT. I plan to upgrade, but would it be better for me to get a 9800GT, or SLI the 8600?

Edited by Ospreyluvr, 19 February 2009 - 05:12 PM.

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Hi Ospreyluvr, welcome to Geeks To Go!

There is no 9900 card so do you mean you want to get a 9800GT? If so, yes, the 9800GT performs better than an SLI 8600GT. I'm sure you can find one around $120.

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Thanks for the welcoming.

Yes, I meant the 9800GT(also just edited it, I edited once already and missed it!). So, buying the 9800GT is better than running SLI 8600GT? Thanks, man. BTW, in case anyone wonders, I only use Nvidia video cards. Always have, always will.
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I am also curios, does a MOBO require a PCI 2.0 x16 slot, or is that just a PCI x16, this is due to the fact that all 9800GT's are only 2.0. If this is the case, I was looking at this 9600GT: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814500070 . Can anyone vouch for this card/chip?
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PCI-Express 2.0 cards will work in a PCI-Express x16 motherboard. Go for the 9800GT.
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Cool deal! Thanks a lot Troy!!!
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