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Postby EviL Ras » 09 May 2008, 13:41

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Leeched and i assume it will be of interest to someone. Bang for buck anyone? :whale:
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby BinnsY » 09 May 2008, 13:43

Odd that the 8800GTX isnt on there.
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby Johnmcl7 » 09 May 2008, 13:49

Best bang for the buck is an integrated graphics card as they normally come with the motherboard thus you get graphics performance for nothing ;)

Bang for the buck is a tricky one, the 9800GX2 looks good but may be a false economy in terms of power and cooling requirements. Not seen any 8800 GTS 512 prices, the 8800GT was a great bargain and was the one I was looking at for a cheap upgrade.

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Re: Graphic cards

Postby EviL Ras » 09 May 2008, 13:51

9600 sli should be a cheap alternative too?!
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby BinnsY » 09 May 2008, 13:51

The 8800GTS 512 is probably the best in terms of performance and cost at the moment, if I wasn't running such a high resolution and didnt already have the GTX that would be the card I would go for.
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby Johnmcl7 » 09 May 2008, 13:55

EviL Ras wrote:9600 sli should be a cheap alternative too?!


I'm not keen on SLI unless it's to exceed the performance of the fastest single card, SLI performance gains can be quite variable whereas a single card has consistent performance.

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Re: Graphic cards

Postby EviL Ras » 09 May 2008, 13:57

True, but cheaper than the 8800 GT. Man i wish i still had space for a desktop! i would build a rig of pure awesomeness! Plus the 3 x sli would warm my whole apartment! Not that i could afford power after spending $1800 on them tho...
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby admin@techpond » 09 May 2008, 13:58

8800GT's can be picked up reasonably cheap these days and can be used with a non-SLI motherboard so I don't think the overall cost difference is that much.

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Re: Graphic cards

Postby BinnsY » 09 May 2008, 14:01

Would have to agree, 9600's in SLI will only give the performance in the right circumstances where as a single 8800GT would give it all the time.

Tri-sli is a bit hit and miss as well at the moment.
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby EviL Ras » 09 May 2008, 14:17

yeah, but the bragging rights alone!

Nah, would get a 9800 GX2 or maybe push for SLI 8800 GT. Not really that adventurous!
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Postby BinnsY » 09 May 2008, 14:18

Personally after having had SLI I wouldnt bother going for it again, prefer to have the current top end single card.
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby TheLaw » 09 May 2008, 16:43

8800 gt, overclocked, well tuned up, quite a good bang for buck. Sli sucks imo ;-) I'm happy with mine, anyway, make sure you get one with all the streams turned on tho ...
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby EviL Ras » 09 May 2008, 17:55

yeah, i had an x800 pro once and they literally just cut 8 pipes in half so it was a mid range card. they may as well leave them there!
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby Bryn » 09 May 2008, 18:01

You can get an 8800GTS G92 512MB from MicroDirect for £152.74

Cheap as chips so they are!
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Re: Graphic cards

Postby matt » 09 May 2008, 18:02

BinnsY wrote:Personally after having had SLI I wouldnt bother going for it again, prefer to have the current top end single card.


Same here, I liked the SLI review model I had but in a desktop would definitely buy one beast then upgrade 3 years later.

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