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Chris John Jul 21, 2005, 11:36am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Wouldn't it be a super fast config in sli?


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Adam Kolak Jul 21, 2005, 11:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
You can put 7800GTXs in SLI.

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Josh Jul 21, 2005, 11:42am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
Are you sure they're not? I think I heard that some versions are, and some aren't.

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Adam Kolak Jul 21, 2005, 11:56am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
I think they all support SLI, but its easy to tell, just look at the pictures and see if you see a SLI bridge port on the side.

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Chris John Jul 21, 2005, 11:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
oh alright, its just that I didnt see any sli benchmarks for them in the hardware analysis review of them.

Adam Kolak Jul 21, 2005, 12:04pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
Well its very expensive to run 7800GTXs in SLI, thats easily $1100 worth of just video cards.

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Gamerz Jul 21, 2005, 12:19pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Trust me; the 7800 GTX is SLi compatable; I'm reading it off the box and I can see the bridge connector on my card.

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Michael A. Jul 21, 2005, 03:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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It is SLI compatible.

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Mike Schneider Jul 23, 2005, 12:33am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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let me ask this, why would you ever NEED to run this in SLI.....I really cant think of a good reason....I mean you must be up in the high 200 in HL2 with that thing....and its probably the only card able to run BF2 all the way comfortably. Ha, well whatever, everyone to their own opinion.

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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
I am running 2 ASUS 7800GTX in SLI. I do have some questions and I am kinda new to overclocking things. Anyone know how to set the clock settings on them since you cannot do it with ASUS Smartdoctor 4.75? My graphics are pretty nice but I would like to see what they really have got. I am running 130FPS per card on Battlefield 2. I also ran 3DMARK05 and only got a score of 6208 which means I have something wrong with as much money as I spent building this rig a couple weeks ago. 3D Mark only shows me as having one graphics device instead of 2 but I know that SLI is working in BF2 when I turn my load balancing on. How do I properly benchmark SLI? Any insight and help you guys could lend would be outstanding.

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Adam Kolak Aug 18, 2005, 09:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That does sound low for your system in 3DMark05.

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Thomas Long Aug 19, 2005, 08:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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THe Pentium 830 is Stock. I will try each card independently and let you know what I am getting. Thanks for the response.

Thomas Long Aug 19, 2005, 12:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
I disabled SLI and am getting 3Dmark05 scores of around 6800 per card. But in SLI only 6200. Shouldnt they be alot higher than this?

Troy Williams Aug 27, 2005, 03:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Guys I'm Running a 7800GTX and it's on the ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe powered by an AMD 3500+ and my 3D Mark 05 Score is 7580! Is that Good or should it be Better?? The chronicles of Riddick is at 28 FPS at the Start of the game! Should this be Better?? Thanks!!

chronic Aug 28, 2005, 04:48am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
hang on a pentium D is a dual core processor is it not??????

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guru Shane Aug 28, 2005, 05:23am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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The Pentium D is probably the worst up to date processor you could use for games.
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Mort1616 Aug 28, 2005, 06:30am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
If these games support SLI or 2 GPUs working together, why can't they support a dual core CPU and use each CPU to it's full effectivness?

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Adam Kolak Aug 28, 2005, 10:24am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
Most games where not designed to support dual core. And thats why the fastest gaming CPU (FX57) is still a single core cpu. Within the next year more games will start to support dual core cpus.

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Thomas Long Aug 28, 2005, 10:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Why didn't they make GeForce 7800 GTX sli?
Yes the Pentium D is dual core. Yes I also realize that it is not the ideal gaming CPU; however many games are currently in development which utilize dual core processors. I was looking to future proof my machine. And when the Pentium D 840 Extreme Edition comes down in price over the next few months I will switch to it. You say that it is possibly the worst for gaming. Well let me put it this way. There is absolutely no program that I have found which does not run flawlessly. So I guess it is not so bad afterall.



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