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Hi

I know it's probably been asked a thousand times, though I couldn't find any threads here or elsewhere. Forgive me if i am turning over old ground.

Simply put, I am interested in getting a gtx 570 but I am also interested in getting 2 of them, since the price is not massively excessive.

Is there much difference in terms of gaming performance at 1900 res? Will I notice the higher fps yield that will no doubt be gained from the sli upgrade? Or is it not really a big thing, and sli is more for getting bragging rights - which I am not interested in at all.

I don't have a tonne of money, and once it's gone it's gone, so I would like to make sure I am making a sensible and informed choice.

Sorry to repeat others if that is the case. Just wanted the community's opinion, as it will settle the matter for me, one way or the other.

Thanks.
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You may not notice difference between 1 GPU & 2 in some games. But in games like metro2033, Crysis 1/ Wahead/ 2 the difference will be quite noticeable. as 1 single 570 won't cut it very much on these titles maxed out.
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post #3 of 19
We know your resolution and what hardware you're replacing, so, tell us what games you plan on playing and what your budget is.
post #4 of 19
SLI is most noticable in the heavy graphics games.

Another alternative is to keep an eye out on the 460s. They had 2GB 460s going at ~$120 a pop.
post #5 of 19
Get two for more performance; simple as that... By that I mean keeping your minimums at 60... Staying at 1080p or not, it's always the minimum frames that gets you the noticable slow downs and with V-Sync enabled, it will definitely be a perfect gaming experience... Either way, one or two will not disappoint on that i7. Good Luck!
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight View Post
You may not notice difference between 1 GPU & 2 in some games. But in games like metro2033, Crysis 1/ Wahead/ 2 the difference will be quite noticeable. as 1 single 570 won't cut it very much on these titles maxed out.
This guy knows the score. You only need 2 of those cards if you'll be playing games like these.
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post #7 of 19
I say, go for it
I run two GTX480s in Sli at 1920x1080. And lots of games "do use" most of my GPU power

It's just a fact, that one GTX570/GTX480 isn't quite enough for some games!
But two in Sli, is sweet

And don't forget. You can just run one, when games don't need the power of Sli.
And also. In some games, you can run the second card as a dedicated PPU instead of Sli
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post #8 of 19
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Thanks for all the replies guys. Seems almost universally positive about SLI. Yes, the games I want to play would be things like metro, and also bfbc3, which sounds like it is gonna need some gpu juice.
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post #9 of 19
2 570's will handle basically anything, go for it.
post #10 of 19
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Oh, and no bottleneck on cpu at 3.8 ghz?? (had to clock down because it was unstable at 4)
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