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Old 04-24-05, 07:28 AM Thread Starter   #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?
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Old 04-24-05, 03:21 PM   #2
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the first thought that came to my mind is that the x850xt will work with all games, while the sli setup will only work with games that have been profiled.

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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.

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Old 04-24-05, 04:51 PM   #4
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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.

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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.
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I think I can get 2 6800gt's for close to what the 850 cost
Wow..over here:

2x6800GT = 2x340 = 680

X850XT = 425

But the 6800 in SLI will beat is easily..so whats the comparison? :/

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