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Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Sex Machine, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Sex Machine

    Sex Machine New Member

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    People that are running 2 video cards. Can you see a difference? Is it worth getting 2 video cards?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yes, it's a big difference.

    Each card actually produces exactly one half of the page.

    So the card puts it's resources into rendering just a half page.

    In practice, it's not quite twice as fast, but it's a lot faster nonetheless.

    And especially if you have a crazy screen resolution, two cards can keep up much better.
     
  3. rsxm5

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    Yes, it is quite a bit faster for gaming (in certain games)
     
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    Would it be better to get 2 cards and run them sli or get one higher end video card instead?? What would perform better?
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It depends on the budget. This is very much a case by case thing.

    If you have a price range, I could give a better answer.
     
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    Let's say roughly $300 as a budget.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I wouldn't go with anything less than the 7900 series of cards and it would cost a little bit more
    than $300 to do a 7900 Sli setup.

    BFG has a 7900gs that's $170 shipped, but after rebate unfortunately.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143070

    A pair of them would be $340, and definitely would own any single card for the same amount of money.

    But again, you have to mess around with rebates.

    If you're not in a hurry, wait until you see the sales for next Friday.
    You can find a lot of the info here for Black Friday sales here:
    http://www.blackfriday.info/
     
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