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JMG6411

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#1 10 years ago

Ok, Hey ive been recently getting my new system im going to buy all set up and i was going to get a 8800gt OC but i realized that 9600gt's are really cheap and ive seen some good reviews about them when they're in sli so is there anything special i need to run these cards in sli ...? Any super special power supply or memory ...? p.s dont say sli motherboard 'cus im not that clueless... p.p.s How would this sli stack up against some of the higher higher end cards? Ive only seen it compared to like the 8800gt...?




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#2 10 years ago

9600GT SLI performance is said to compare with an 8800 Ultra, or slightly better.

To run two of those cards, you will likely need a 700w (or greater) PSU with a good amount of amperage on the +12v rails (35a or more). That's just a guess though. Check the nvidia SLI zone website to see what the setup you are considering will require and to see a list of compatible PSU's.

FYI - the next generation of nvidia cards (the next one up from the 9 series) is due to release this coming week. ATI is also releasing a new line of cards in the coming days. Could be prudent to wait a bit to see how those are and if they affect the pricing of older cards.




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#3 10 years ago

OR, you could save money, and by a 9900GT or GTX, which will out perform, TriSli'd 9600GT's




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#4 10 years ago

I would wait for ATI and Nvidia to release the next gen cards.

The prices on the ATI side at least are supposed to be fairly low, and they should drive the prices of the older cards down a good bit.

Chances are you could buy a next gen card for around the same price as two 9600's, and get much better performance.




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#5 10 years ago

The GTX 260 will be $399, and the GTX 280, $649. Hope that helps...




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#6 10 years ago

I've been using SLi'd 8800s for the past year or so, and to be honest, while it does have its advantages, the overall cost outweighs the performance you gain. The only reason I'm using it is because the second card cost me nothing. And it's certainly not without its flaws, this setup has given me more driver headaches than any system I've used in the past.

Given the choice, I'd go for a single top-of-the-line card (a GeForce 9800, or perhaps a 260/280), rather than two or three lower class cards in SLi.




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#7 10 years ago
The_DaedalusThe GTX 260 will be $399, and the GTX 280, $649. Hope that helps...

The new Radeon 4870 X2 is supposed to be priced at $499, the single 4870 at $299, and the 4850 at $249.