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So I've always heard there's no reason to do SLI on 580s if you're not gaming above 1920x1200. However, I've been hearing that most people with a single 580 have been getting around 40-60 fps (closer to 60 indoors, closer to 40 outdoors) in the BF3 beta on ULTRA and 80+ with two 580s in SLI. With that said, is it still pointless to do SLI 580s if you're only on 1920x1200?
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well since you want to have more that what your are getting you have to decide for yourself, lol. I would do it though.
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Dude, I have 6990 + 6970 trifire for 1920 x 1080 (originally for eyefinity but I ended up sick of that garbage). It's only overkill if it won't do anything and you can't afford it. You'll see an increase in FPS for sure.
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So I've always heard there's no reason to do SLI on 580s if you're not gaming above 1920x1200. However, I've been hearing that most people with a single 580 have been getting around 40-60 fps (closer to 60 indoors, closer to 40 outdoors) in the BF3 beta on ULTRA and 80+ with two 580s in SLI. With that said, is it still pointless to do SLI 580s if you're only on 1920x1200?
im on 1920x1200 and i easily get 60+ ussaly around 80-90 on BF3 ultra with the latest beta drivers. I think 1 will be enough for now until the final game is released, which is suppost to have alo better gr5aphics then might we need more power!!!
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im on 1920x1200 and i easily get 60+ ussaly around 80-90 on BF3 ultra with the latest beta drivers. I think 1 will be enough for now until the final game is released, which is suppost to have alo better gr5aphics then might we need more power!!!
hmm...everything maxed out? Maybe the fps numbers I was getting was before the beta drivers were released?

btw, shouldn't we be expecting better performance after the final game is released not worse?
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There's nothing wrong with having two 580s for a single monitor.

If you've got the money and the need for the best performance you can get for that single monitor two 580s is your best bet.

I don't need the power either but that didn't stop me from getting the second 580.

It feels much better being able to run Metro 2033 and The Witcher 2 on max settings without problems.
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I game at 1920x1200 and use 580 SLI. I find it to be quite enjoyable. No reason to fear turning the settings up.
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There's nothing wrong with having two 580s for a single monitor.

If you've got the money and the need for the best performance you can get for that single monitor two 580s is your best bet.

I don't need the power either but that didn't stop me from getting the second 580.

It feels much better being able to run Metro 2033 and The Witcher 2 on max settings without problems.
Right on.

If the games you actually enjoy playing are lacking in performance now with a single card, a second card will be a nice improvement.
     
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I game at 1920x1200 and use 580 SLI. I find it to be quite enjoyable. No reason to fear turning the settings up.
Hit that right on the head. To me SLI = perfect MINIMUM FPS. With SLI or Xfire you have no worries on cranking the settings , maxing the res and not worrying about it going under 60 fps.
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hmm...everything maxed out? Maybe the fps numbers I was getting was before the beta drivers were released?

btw, shouldn't we be expecting better performance after the final game is released not worse?
Everything maxed out for me is 40ish outside and 60ish inside, just like you said in your first post. This is with a slight OC (850/1700) on my GPU and 4.5GHz on my CPU. If this performance is what the final release of BF3 will play like, then, if you think it is worth it, go SLI. It's up to you.
    
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