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One Gpu Or Two?


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#1 PcFlyer77

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:51 AM

Im building a new system and on some what of a budge and I was wondering if it would be better to have two mid-end video cards or one high end video card. Also, if I plan on running XP can I still take advantage of some of the benifits of the 8 series GeForce cards like D10? Thanks

To be more specific....

Two of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127295

or just this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814127284

Edited by PcFlyer77, 15 February 2008 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:39 AM

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html

2 8500's might give a 50% performance improvement

but starting with such a low number I doubt 2 of them would catch the single better card

sli or crossfire really makes no sense for anyone on a budget, it's not a bang for the buck option

about the only thing you can say good about it, is 2 8800GT's will beat 1 8800gt
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:17 PM

personally I always prefer to have one GPU other than 2, reason being is I have seen alot of problems with games and sli so my personal choice would be to go for the MSI NX8600GTS

Edited by cyclops2k5, 25 February 2008 - 02:17 PM.





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