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post #21 of 51 Old 10-18-2011, 10:30 PM
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and what do you single card people recommend for a high end single GPU?
I wouldn't spend my money on anything greater than a GTX 570 or the AMD equivalent.

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post #22 of 51 Old 10-18-2011, 10:42 PM - Thread Starter
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why is that?

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why is that?
In addition to the SLI / Crossfire issues that were mentioned earlier, the cost benefit just doesn't work out to get a stronger single card. It's nearly double the cost for not even 20% performance increase.

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If you're gonna dish out the $ for SLI or CF get the fastest single GPU now, then crossfire or SLI later. I like Single GPU setups personally. Just seems to be less issues.

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and what do you single card people recommend for a high end single GPU?
GTX 580 price to performance is trash. Go with a GTX 570 or AMD 6970.

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so what about say 2 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130620

by the way what is amds equivalent?

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Single GPU is always better than SLI/Crossfire.

* Less power consumption
* Less heat
* Less noise
* More expansion slots available (each GPU takes away 2 slots)
* No micro stuttering

People SLI/Crossfire because they want to achieve higher performance with less spending.

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why is that?
The only thing higher than the 570 or 6970 in single gpu config is the 580. And the price tag doesn't do justice. When you can get similar performance with an OC 570 for $150 less.

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The only thing higher than the 570 or 6970 in single gpu config is the 580. And the price tag doesn't do justice. When you can get similar performance with an OC 570 for $150 less.
To be honest the best performance/price ratio for GPU is still GTX 560 Ti. Even GTX 570 has worse performance/price ratio.

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oh ok just deciding which one is the hard part.

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