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Graphics 8800GTX SLi for BF3?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by keir, 11 Dec 2011.

  1. keir

    keir S p i t F i r e

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    Right now I run a single 8800 GTX for BF3 on a mix of high/medium @ 1920x1080 with no issues.
    would it be worth going for a 2nd 8800GTX?
     
  2. Blogins

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    Probably not worth the power usage to be honest. A single GTX 460 would trump two 8800 GTX SLI all day long.
     
  3. murraynt

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    +1 or even a 4890/275GTX
     
  4. keir

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    right but can you get a 460 for under £50
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    If there are no issues then why bother?
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    No, But you could get a 280 for that. :rock:
     
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    Your probably better of selling your 8800 and buying a new card mainly due to how overpriced they are second hand. You'd think they should be around the £10+ postage mark by now.
     
  9. chewbaccas_nan

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    High to medium settings on full HD? I'm struggling on low settings on 1400x900 lol with my 8800
     
  10. keir

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    I think I'll just leave it then.

    Is it GTX and what clock settings are you on?
     
  11. rob the bank

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    Must admit from all the graphics cards we used over the last 7 years, the 8800GTX was the one that had the highest number or warranty returns, over 50% of the systems we built with a 3-year warranty had the GTX fail in the 2nd or 3rd year, so I wouldn't risk buying a 2nd hand 88GTX card, that’s if you can find a pair that still work.
    Wait till it dies and then buy a GTX 460 / 560.
     
  12. Dwarfer

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    FYI The latest patch for BF3 has made a performance hit on a number of machines. I'd wait until they bring out a fix for this (hopefully in the next patch)
     
  13. chewbaccas_nan

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    Mines just a GT model, but its been factory overclocked by BFG Tech.
     

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