I have a XPS 600, Pentium D EE 965 3.73GHz 1066MHz FSB, 8GB RAM 666MHz, Windows XP Pro 64bit.
I'm just wondering what would be the best graphic card or cards for my configuration?
I know that any PCIe x16 would work, but I want to get a card that is at the right level for my configuration.
Basically, I don't want to get a graphic card that is slow for my configuration or that it is too fast that my CPU is the bottleneck.
Also, please suggest if I should get 1 or 2 graphic cards as I do have a SLI board.
What do you have now and how much were you looking to spend?
I would think the easy answer would be a Nvidia 9800 GT 512 would do the trick for you.
They cost about a $100 on new egg, should blow away what card came with the PC and your power supply should be powerful enough to drive it.
This should answer a lot of your questions as far as comparing card speeds:
I looked up a couple scores :
your 7800-SLI Crysis 7.1 FPS
8800GT(same as 9800): 21 FPS
7800-SLI 3d mark: 3995
8800GT 3d mark: 11109
looks like a single 9800 is about 3x faster than a 7800 in SLI
As far as the cards you spoke of, the 280 is SUPER power hungry(and big..might not fit in a xps 600) and I'm sure the x2 is also.
Just be wary of what PS you have in your machine when getting one of these power hungry cards
Hi Dave my name is Hammad. I have a question if you can help me with this. I have a XPS 700 Q6700, 4Gig RAM and Nvidia 280GTX anow I am thinking to put another card in SLI Mode will it fit in my CPU and work perfectly fine please let me know any suggestions thankyou.