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Which Single card is faster than 8800GTX in SLI?

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Yeah price isn't an option, and i play at 1920*1200 with at least 4AA, so the 5870 is diffenently quicker? By how much do you think? maybe i should mention i have an Nvida motherboard, does that make any differnce?
 
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I think the GTX285 (and possibly the GTX275) should be faster than a pair of 8800GTXs, also the HD4870x2 (and possibly the HD4890).

The HD5870 is currently the fastest single GPU card out there, probably faster than 3 8800GTXs in SLI.
 
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Only cards that are faster enough to be worth upgrading are 295GTX, 4870X2, 5870.

8800GTX in SLI will probably be faster than a 285GTX in quite a few cases.
 
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A 5870 should be a decent bump in performance, however, a 5850 will probably give you a bump, and well, it remains to be see if they overclock as high as 5870's do, but they overclock a fair bit which gets them pretty close to a 5870 for £100 less.
 
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A 5870 should be a decent bump in performance, however, a 5850 will probably give you a bump, and well, it remains to be see if they overclock as high as 5870's do, but they overclock a fair bit which gets them pretty close to a 5870 for £100 less.

I thought all the ones I have seen is that overclocked they match a 5870 stock, with the voltage bump they out perform a 5870 stock?
 
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i meant, I've still not really seen, as standard, if a 5850 will overclock as high as a 5870 will overclock. So if 5870's can mostly do 950-1000mhz, if it turns out 5850's can also average 950-1000mhz then there really is little to no point in getting a 5870 at all. If even overclocked they won't ever get past say 875Mhz, its still a great card, but you're still losing 10-12% performance over the 5870. Still not worth it in terms of value, but if you want the fastest card for the best performance you always pay a premium.
 
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I went from 8800GTX SLi to a single 285GTX. They are about equal in some titles, however the 285GTX is 100% better in games with poor or no SLI support.
If you wanted a single card, your best best would be a 5870. I have never tried an ATI card so I have no idea how you will get on with drivers.
I would still get a 285GTX and add a 2nd card later however. (Or wait for the 300 series)
 
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As title really,

What about the latest offerings from Nivida or ATI, don't care about price
You be best to wait a few weeks for the 5870x2 to get released...

As a single 5870 is not really that much of a step up from your SLI 8800gtx...
 
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Well, my 8800's in SLI get 20,500 3d marks on a 4ghz QX9650, wouldn't say there was that much in it really, depending on the games (COD4/5 do very vell in SLI - for example).


~Ant
 
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that is what i was think, i would be looking at at least twice the perforamce all round, but without SLI or Crossfire, because it would be one less thing to worry about
 
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