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04-24-05, 07:28 AM #1
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Two BFG 6600gt's or One VisionTek X850XT???
I'm curious obout trying SLI, but will 2 BFG 6600"s out perform one Visiontek X850XT? The 850 is an awesome card, but will 2 6600's put it to shame?
04-24-05, 03:21 PM #2
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04-24-05, 03:25 PM #3
From the benchies, you can find that 2x6600 ~ 6800..and since the X850 >>> 6800, i'd go for that one...Also easier to sell off later and upgrade.'Apparantly reality has a strong liberal bias'
04-24-05, 04:51 PM #4
two 6600GTs is a total waste. It preforms about as well, usually a little worse, than a single 6800gt, and costs as much or more than a 6800gt. Plus, if you get the 6800gt, you are still leaving one PCI-E slot open for possible SLI in the future. And the x850xt preforms a little better than the 6800gt, except in openGL games where the 6800gt does better. But the x850xt is a MUCH better choice than the 6600GTs. Between the 6800gt and x850xt, its a closer call, but if you dont plan on ever adding a second 6800gt to SLI in the future, then the x850xt is a better choice. If you do plan on adding a second 6800gt (keep in mind thats $700-800 you would be spending on the two cards) then it would destroy a x850xt, but its also quite a bit more money.Opteron 175
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04-25-05, 07:06 AM #5
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So a 6800gt in SLI not 6800Ultra?? I went ahead and picked up the 850 and it seems to do better than 6800 ultra that I had that was AGP, especially on Far Cry. I think I can get 2 6800gt's for close to what the 850 cost..hhmmmm
I like the way the 850 exhausts the heat out of the back of the case also.
04-25-05, 03:00 PM #6Originally Posted by grsz06
2x6800GT = 2x340 = 680
X850XT = 425
But the 6800 in SLI will beat is easily..so whats the comparison? :/'Apparantly reality has a strong liberal bias'