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CONROE with SLI?

By Moimit
Jul 31, 2006
  1. I have been looking at moving to conroe as it has recently has upstaged the X2's but i really want to get into SLI but nothing on the market currently seems to have support for it, Only Crossfire. I really want to try the E6300 and the Inno3d 7300GT GDDR3 in SLI that seems to be a cheap but effective performance option. Has anyone seen a release dates on Nforce5 or heard of any I975 chipset that will work with Nvidia? With great prices to performance why hasn't SLI made its way over already?
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I would've thought a single card solution should outperform a double card solution of the same price (same price includes price difference in mobo).

    Besides, runnig SLI just increases the amount of hardware you'd need to troubleshoot if there is any trouble.
     
  3. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/chipsets/display/20060730231036.html

    Why SLI 7300gts? I mean, wouldn't it be better to get one 7600gt or even a 7900gt?

    I thought one of the "benefits" of sli is that you can get one good card now, like a 7600gt/7900gt, and then later, when you have some more cash, you can add a second one for even better performance.

    Edit: Actually after looking at some benchmarks, the 7300gt is a much better card than I had thought. In sli, it's fast.
    http://www.ausfx.com/reviews/NVIDIA/Inno3D7300GT.php
     
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Is it better to go w/a $300 card or put 2 $150 cards in SLI?
     
  5. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    IMO, it'd be better to have one card, since not all games can utilize SLI, but there isn't a "right" answer.
     
  6. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    The SLI 7300gt's are really fast i can actually buy them at $125 each when the 7600GT costs me about $260 so the cost is about the same. I don't plan on upgrading these for a while and i want it to be Quiet. Some of the other Options i will be choosing are:

    Coolermaster R120
    3x320g Raid 5
    Corsair TwinX800 2g 4-4-4-12
    LG H10A DVD-DL
    Thermaltake Toughpower 750w

    I've also been looking at the Antec P150 or the Antec Solo which look very interesting. Any ideas on what i should change?
     
  7. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Moimit, you may sometime in the future have SLI w/a Conroe. Check out TechSpot's in the spotlight. That would be a cool combo.
     
  8. mstpaintball

    mstpaintball TS Rookie Posts: 64

  9. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

  10. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    The first SLi for Core 2 Duo will be with the same old nforce4 north bridge that has been disliked with a new south bridge. Later this year the new northbridge will be out. I hope it's better.
     
  11. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    I couldn't seem to find any information about what is happening with the chipsets. Thank you for the help.
     
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