Any SLI veterans?

PinkishBruno

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I'm running an 8800GT... And I'm wondering whether I should get another one for SLI or whether I should get a 9800GTX+. I'll be getting a 20" LCD monitor as well if that makes any difference. I haven't used an SLI machine before so I have no idea about any possible stability or compatibility issues. Can anyone tell me if it would be worth spending less for possibly more?

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vmardegan

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Nope. Not at all. Played UT3, Crysis, HL2, CoH, Spore, COD, FEAR2, WIC and many others without a glitch. I also had one 8800GT while I was playing in a 19" monitor and then when I upgraded to a 24" I added the second card willing to have the same performance of the 19" but now in a bigger screen. In a nutshell, this was what happened, except that in some games I got even better performance with the SLI in a 24" when compared to the single 8800GT in the 19" screen.

Just make sure that your PSU will handle the load, keep your drivers/games updated and make sure your new screen will have a resolution of 1680x1050 or higher... Just for testing when I run the SLI set up in my old monitor the benefit is not so nice when compared to the 24" monitor.

It's doing a such a nice job that I am having a very tough time in justifying an upgrade for now. Probably I will stick with it until something really revolutionary comes up (like a Dx11 card or something). And, even then I will still save one 8800GT just for Physx...

If you look the Tom's Buyers guide you will see that one of the top choices even for 1900x1200 is a pair of 9800GTX+ which, roughly, is what I have and you will have.
 

PinkishBruno

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I think I might get a 22" instead then lol. I heard that AA doesn't work as well with lower resolutions, can anyone testify this?
 
@PinkishBruno; AA works better with lower resoloutions, particularly on large, low resoloution displays like 720p TV for example where pixellation can really look bad without AA enabled.
 

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