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    i just wonder, is it worth buying a second 8800m gtx?

    i can play bioshock and call of duty 4 in almost highest settings, just my crysis is slow.
    for the future....ok there will alway be high end games, u can't play.
    but 745$ is like buying a little laptop or a short holiday.

    and even i will have 2 gtx cards, is the prozessor still fast enough (quad 2,4)
    for high end games, and what is if nvidia in the near future releases a new laptop high end card (maybe 9serie)???

    anoying questions, and everybody has to deside for themselves anyway.

    ps: i like to play games, maybe 2hours a day, and i do some videoediting, and play around with adobe suite. maybe a need it, or not, yes, no...maybe

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    np9262
    quad 2,4
    8800m gtx
    4gb

  • #2
    I recommend waiting until games frame rates are half what one 8800M GTX can handle. By then the price will have dropped and it will be a better investment. Unless you really want to run Crysis at maximum settings, then just wait a few months or more.
    Sager NP5792

    Microsoft Windows Vista Premium 64-Bit
    17" WUXGA
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz
    4 GB DDR2 667 RAM
    1 GB Intel Robson Turbo Memory
    500 GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentus HD
    nVidia GeForce 8800M GTX 512MB GDDR3

    FORUM TROLL 4 LIFE
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    • #3
      i don't think that after a few month the gtx will be cheaper. like the 7950 (got cheaper with the release of the 8800)
      i will be waiting a few month and see how games like alone in the dark the new farcry and c&c perform, and than i will buy one more, i think

      anyway i think just xoticpc offers a standalone 8800m gtx!?

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      • #4
        I meant wait a few months longer to see if you really need a 2nd card. One GPU should last you for a while. Not all games will be as demanding as Crysis :P .... I hope.
        Sager NP5792

        Microsoft Windows Vista Premium 64-Bit
        17" WUXGA
        Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz
        4 GB DDR2 667 RAM
        1 GB Intel Robson Turbo Memory
        500 GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentus HD
        nVidia GeForce 8800M GTX 512MB GDDR3

        FORUM TROLL 4 LIFE
        http://teamamerimixwcg.blogspot.com/...online_05.html

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        • #5
          who of you guys had experience or who of you actually bought a second 8800gtx afterworts???? 745$ worth??? double speed??? installation easy??? driver worked??? bios update nessesary???

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          • #6
            Originally posted by danny_christ
            double speed???
            SLI graphics do not usually give you double FPS - reading nvidia's literature they claim some games can scale up 2x, but I doubt that it will consistently perform at 2x

            IMO the best benefit of SLI is the capability to play at top resolutions

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            • #7
              I think what SLi offers is a jump in about 25-30% PLUS the ability to play at max resolutions like kpauls said....

              to me that was worth it but it is definitely a user-by-user decision!

              later,
              pat!
              Sager 9262 by XoticPC-17" WUXGA 1920x1200; Core 2 Quad Q6700, 8 MB Cache, 2.66; 4 GB RAM; 2x GeForce 8800mGTX SLi; Raid 5; 3-200 GB HD, 7200 RPM, 16 MB; Vista Ultimate; 2.0 cam; TV Tuner; Built in Creative Sound+X-Fi 7.1 Card; Painted/personalized!

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