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GeForce 7800gtx 512mb or GeForce 7800gtx 256mb

By feizy101
Dec 31, 2005
  1. Hey, Im new to building pc's. I am currently building a pc which will have a athlon 64fx57 cpu and an asus a8n32 motherboard. I am going to do sli so I was wondering what video cards to get. Also, any recomendations would be welcomed gladly. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    welcome to Techspot.

    I heard the A8N32 arent so good at handling two video cards running in X16 SLI
    I cant find the thread where someone posted the reasons why. might wanna google around first and read some reviews of the chosen motherboard.

    also it might be better value to run two 7800GTs on SLI isntead of two GTX's on sli as the performance increase going from on GTX to two isnt prolly much
     
  3. feizy101

    feizy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here is a link to a pretty good review http://anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2589
    Basically, it says that the new drivers out do most of the work instead of the dual 16x. But everything seemed pretty stable. If money wasnt an issue, it kinda is and isnt, what would be the video card for sli for this board?
     
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    this might be helpful to u
     
  5. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    I'd go for the 2x 512Mb if i had the money.
     
  6. feizy101

    feizy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    512 huh. Just wondering what the advantages are to 512 as opposed to 256. I've tried to look around but I cant find any info. I was un aware about a8n32 slowing other applications down. It seems like every different review site has different info. Oh well.
     
  7. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Well, take Doom 3 and Quake 4 for example, you'll be able to play in Ultra without a problem. BUt with 256Mb you won't be able to.
     
  8. feizy101

    feizy101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool. Thanks a lot for clarifying the issue.
     
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