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    Default 2 x 8800GTS v 1 x 8800GTX ?

    Just wondering if I were to go SLI and get 2 x 8800GTS's 320MB, rather than a single card of 8800GTX 760MB.
    Reason, 2 x GTS's can be had for near enough the same price as 1 x GTX.
    In the real world, would I notice any difference between the two systems ?
    Extra heat and noise I guess, but in the game display..............games I like are, BF1942/BF2/BF2142, C&C Gens/ZH and Tiberium wars, and a few others.
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    The most blatant difference would be that your memory wouldn't be able to keep up with your shaders. SLi doesn't double your video memory, you'll still only have 320mb. With full eye candy even at 12x10 I've gotten up to 550mb+ on a lot of games with a single 8800GTS 640.

    And check your title, the 6600GTS?

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    The title looks fine to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmat View Post
    The title looks fine to me...
    It was 6600 earlier.

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    I think you're imagining things

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    I'd go with the Single card for a few reasons-

    Heat and cable management. It's easier to manage cables for one card, and the lower heat output is obvious.

    Expandability in the future. Later on, when the prices drop on the 8800GTX, you can grab another to go SLI if you want. You can't grab another 8800GTS for SLI if you already have them in SLI.

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    Thanks all.......and thanks for valid reasons for single high end card over dual less powerfull cards.
    Putting on my thinking head, if I went SLI I would have to buy another motherboard, whereas if I upgraded to a single more powerfull card, I can just whack it into my existing board.
    For a brief moment I just fancied SLI, and figured on 2 cheaper cards rather than double the cost for a top card.
    I forgot about needing a new motherboard....

    Yup....I got the title wrong........getting old is not all it's cracked up to be....
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    Definatly 1 GTX is the way to go.
    Kentsfield Q6600@ 3100Mhz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grov View Post
    Definatly 1 GTX is the way to go.
    QFT

    MaximumPC benched the exact config you are talking about, and the single card was faster.

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    Sorted !....

    Now to find out where my wife has hidden my wallet....
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