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This. Your minimum frame rates will jump by a huge amount.

Plus, surely you play games other than Starcraft 2 from time to time?
The only other game I play at the moment is counterstrike 1.6 LOL... That game I could get 100fps constant on my old radeon 9800 pro 128mb LOLOL.


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Go do that Desert Strike custom Map.

If you can zoom in and maintain an FPS greater than 2 on the final battle sequence, you rock, and your computer rocks too.

I want a computer that can handle the desert strike final battle smoothly one day. One day!
It deffently laggs for me during final battle on extreme gfx settings... When I lower it to medium I can actually see whats going on in the final battle but it would not be smooth enough to micro effiecently lol.
    
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You may want to check your Nvidia control panel as AA can actually be forced in SC2 through there, and it could be forcing some in SC2 if that is your global setting. I think once you get your second 470 in then waiting till kepler to do any further GPu upgrading would be the best idea. If 2 470s won't give you what you need you would have to spend a whole lot to get any better and that money would go much farther when kepler comes around.

Techaddict he doesn't have the second one in yet. The OP may appreciate a link to these SLI problems people have, because while I played plenty of SC2 I have no clue how well SLI works on it.
Didnt think about that... Thanks for the suggestion I will check my CP when I get home. +rep
    
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I guess I should check out this Desert strike map then... sounds interesting, what type of game is it?

Yea me and the AA settings in the NCP are pretty well acquainted seeing as I crank it up to 16x QAA in everything I play cause this 570 is such a beast at 1080p. My favorite anecdote about how stupid powerful the 570 is is that I can fold while playing Portal 2 at 60FPS with 16x QAA LOL.
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I guess I should check out this Desert strike map then... sounds interesting, what type of game is it?
tower defence... its only fun a few times... after that it gets pretty old.
    
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The problem here is that Sc2 doesn't really support sli or crossfire. Most people report on the battle.net forum that they get better frame rates with sli off. Also at your gaming resolution the vram on your 470s are limiting you. You need at least around 2gb vram at the resolution in your sig rig where as your 470s only have 1280MB vram each. Together they dont add up to 1280MBx2 unfortunately. One thing your could try is turnins sli off to see if your fps increases.
Come on guy, really?

Hes going to need 3.25GB of vram?

He doesn't even have SLI yet, he bought it, hasn't got it.

Hes not going to be vram bound, at least I don't think he will be at his res without AA.
    
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tower defence... its only fun a few times... after that it gets pretty old.
I'll have to check it out, I like tower defense games but they do get a little old. One of my favorite Customs right now is Star Battle. It's kinda like DotA meets Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars, really fun. It's in the top 5-10 most played customs.
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Come on guy, really?

Hes going to need 3.25GB of vram?

He doesn't even have SLI yet, he bought it, hasn't got it.

Hes not going to be vram bound, at least I don't think he will be at his res without AA.
ya, the whole reason I didnt upgrade to a 3GB 580 or a 590 was because I dont currently play any games with AA so I felt it was better to wait until I required the extra vram to maximize $ for my value. rather than having a 3gb card now that wouldnt even be used.
    
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I'll have to check it out, I like tower defense games but they do get a little old. One of my favorite Customs right now is Star Battle. It's kinda like DotA meets Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars, really fun. It's in the top 5-10 most played customs.
I used to love playing the custom games from WC3 FT. Legion TD was super fun... They have come out with kinda a remake for sc2 called squadon td, but it is still beta and not all the races are available to play yet. Never really got into DOTA tho.
    
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I never got into DOTA either, I tried a few times but sucked hard and just got yelled at the entire game LOL. Star Battle is easier to get into as a newbie but is still pretty deep.
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ya, the whole reason I didnt upgrade to a 3GB 580 or a 590 was because I dont currently play any games with AA so I felt it was better to wait until I required the extra vram to maximize $ for my value. rather than having a 3gb card now that wouldnt even be used.
I've seen people with three of your screens in surround portrait mode running a lot of games and they never go over 2GB of vram.
    
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