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CyBerGOd909

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I currently have a 8800gts ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071 ) to be exact. I recently got a new lcd 24" that sports a nice 1920x1200 res. My cpu is an opty 170 ocd to about 2.6ghz with 2gb of mem. They are faily cheap now and wanted to know if it would boost my performace alot gaming at that high res to throw in another. Prob is it might be hard for me to find the same model there. I have come across this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130299 and it is very close. The only difference is it has higher clocks. This should work in sli, and the new card will just downclock to my current card correct?
 
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CyBerGOd909

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hmm. How much faster is the g92 core. Also I want to run sli for this setup. So I would have to sell this card, dunno how much I would get like 150ish? then get 2x 8800gts g92 and I be up the 500$+ mark. Wouldn't I be better off in this case just holding off and getting a 9800gx2? or are 2x g92 SLI > a single 9800gx2 .
 

ImSpartacus

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hmm. How much faster is the g92 core. Also I want to run sli for this setup. So I would have to sell this card, dunno how much I would get like 150ish? then get 2x 8800gts g92 and I be up the 500$+ mark. Wouldn't I be better off in this case just holding off and getting a 9800gx2? or are 2x g92 SLI > a single 9800gx2 .

The g92 is worth it. A $170 8800GT could swamp an 8800GTS640 at everything except really high resolution (where the 8800GTS g92 excels).

If you are going to keep your 640GTS then I would wait until prices for them are rock bottom (b/c no one buys them anymore except for SLI).

The 8800GTS512 (g92) is still an excellent deal. It's more or less an underclocked 9800GTX (the GTX uses the g92). So SLI GTS512's is basically an underclocked alternative to a single 9800GX2 (actually, it may be pretty close in clocks, idk). Everything else is basically the same.
 

super2007

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i want to sell mine as well, i have a 8800 gts 320 xfx overclock edition, i dont no where to sell it, i just dont trust ebay.

i heard of this HEAT but i just dont get it to work right, i have account there, but how do i suppose to sell stuff there?
 

dealmaster

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I've actually got a question very related to this. I've currently got an 8800GTS 512 and have a 1920x1200 monitor, and I was able to run most things fully maxed out without issues, until I tried playing HL2 Episode 2 with HDR lighting enabled, so I had to lower the resolution to 1680x1050. My question is this: would I benefit greatly from another GTS or should I deal with lower resolutions and just get whatever next gen card comes out? I'm sure my PSU could handle it as well.

Especially since newegg has the EVGA version for 229 AR.