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Each card runs cooler since it is splitting the load. Big advantage if you plan to overclock or stay on air cooling.
Huh? While they are splitting the load, they should both be at 100% load. That's the point of SLI.

If they're not both at 100% load it sounds like you've got a bottleneck, or a game that does not support SLI.

They should also run hotter, at least the top card, since it's sucking in some hot air from the bottom card...
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a quick example comparing single card to SLI 580 at the settings i use in metro .
I run the single card at the moment, i think a second is definitely worth it for that boost.



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human eye can notice upto 60fps,when u get 60+ above fps....u wont notice the difference,I think a single gtx580 is enough.....if u run benchmarks then go for gtx580 sli
Hope this helps
Bull, the human eye can see much more than that. It's generally the monitor that limits that, as its refresh rate limits the fps that can be seen. For example, 120 fps appears as 60 on a monitor with a 60hz, and a monitor with 120hz allows one to see the full 120 fps.
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Huh? While they are splitting the load, they should both be at 100% load. That's the point of SLI.

If they're not both at 100% load it sounds like you've got a bottleneck, or a game that does not support SLI. (or a game with a built-in framerate cap, or you're using v-sync)

They should also run hotter, at least the top card, since it's sucking in some hot air from the bottom card...
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+1

But I added to your list above
Ah yes, I forgot about those. Thanks.
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