Time to upgrade? 8800gt sli

xizorgetspeed

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Hey guys!!!

So here is my current set up.

Quad core q6600 2.4 w/ 8gb ram and 2x evga superclock edition 8800gt 512mb cards.

I just picked up nvidia 3d vision glasses w/ monitor.

Noticing that it plays most games fine but recent ones are laggy.

I want to know what kind of a performance gain I will see by switching out these 2 cards for 1 gtx 274 896mb. I can get the evga one for 275 delivered cdn. But I really don't want to spend money if I'm not getting much improvement. I haven't really kept up with current trends so am looking for advice on how to proceed.

Who knows maybe my CPU will be a bottleneck.

Let me know guys!

Many thanks!
 

xizorgetspeed

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Really? Cool thanks. I couldn't find any charts of 8800gt in sli only single 8800gt. And I read somewhere that 8800 gt sli is same as single 8800 ultra so I was kind of going by that. Shoot me some links if you have.

Also what you think of the CPU/ ram...
 
if you willing to forgo the nvidia route the ati 5850 would be a good option, but for now hold onto what you got till nvidia release their dx11 cards,get a good cpu cooler and overclock the q6600 a bit it should give some better results on your current setup
 

xizorgetspeed

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well if that's the case... i'm obviously sticking with my current set up and will wait a while and then do a complete upgrade...

question now... i've never really tweaked my system. i'm running win 7 pro. but from a cpu/gpu point of view, what tips, overclock tools, etc... do you recommend I begin with to get the most juice out of my system?

thanks!
 

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Those CPU's are really good for overclocking...im sure ive seen people with these @ 3.6GHz+ on water cooling....IIRC, you should be able to push 3.0 to 3.2GHz on stock cooling without too much problem.