Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:03 PM
depends on what your planning on using it for. like baltboy said, not all games can make use of multiple GPUs, and anytime you have a multi GPU setup-whether its SLI or crossfire, it does lower your CPU/memory performance a hair. if you have a lot of memory and a extremely fast CPU you will probably never notice, but on a slower system you will. The whole point of SLI or Crossfire-is to improve graphics quality-like in graphics intensive games like Crysis. if your planning on doing big games like crysis or video editing, then a SLI setup may indeed be the way to go, but if not, and you want a good all around computer that performs good in all areas, then I would go with a single high end video card. that way you can still play video games, but you can have maximum performance with other applications as well. SLI only helps you in graphics intensive applications. also, I would use the 2 gigs of 800 mhz memory. it will perform better when matched with either a SLI or single card. You need at least as much system memory as video memory for optimum performance, if not more. 2 gigs of video memory with only 2 gigs of system memory is not a good idea if you want maximum performance. :D
Edited by the_patriot09, 14 January 2010 - 11:06 PM.
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