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Just upgraded the rest of my rig. Looking at what to do GPU wise. Have been thinking about gtx 570 sli, but thought a single 580 might be better for one monitor at 1080. What's everyones experiences? Micro-stutter with sli really that common? Thanks all!
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post #2 of 14
If you are using a 1080p monitor the 580 will service you just fine.
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post #3 of 14
I haven't had issues with micro-stutter on my gtx470's, but that's just my experience. I can't say on gtx570's.
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A new Processor,(i.e SB) would benefit you much more than 580 or 570SLI for overall computing performance. That being said, a single 580 w/a quad core greater than 3.5ghz can play ALL games at max settings@1080p.
 
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post #5 of 14
Never had micro-stuttering issues dual-gpu systems.

If you want pure performance, and considering Battlefield 3 is about to come, I'd do 570 SLI instead.

However, both of those choices would be a waste on a Dual Core like yours, is that what you're planning to use them with?
    
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570 SLI ftw.
     
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post #7 of 14
exactly your current graphic card can run alot of games smooth 1080p ..
you better get new motherboard and processor..

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Z68 motherboard .. you will see much improvement

i believe if you run sli you will be bottlenecking or so..
there was someone with amd ll phenom x4 965 4GHZ and he was bottlenecking 2x 6850
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post #8 of 14
Wait for something better. GTX570 SLI is limited by RAM for new games even @ 1080p. Your current card is more then enough for 1080p.
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
A new Processor,(i.e SB) would benefit you much more than 580 or 570SLI for overall computing performance. That being said, a single 580 w/a quad core greater than 3.5ghz can play ALL games at max settings@1080p.
This. An HD 5870 isn't that weak at all.
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