Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 2 2GB GTX 550ti's in SLI for BF3?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2 2GB GTX 550ti's in SLI for BF3? - Page 2

post #11 of 38
Personally i think SLI is hit or miss.
Some games it's pure pwnage, other games, doesn't work so great.

Gear mentioned in this thread:

post #12 of 38
Bottom-line the 550Ti is just not that great of a card for the money it costs, so two of them are an even worse deal. I would try to save up for a 570, or if you can find a good deal on a 470, grabbing one of those would make a lot more sense to me.

People tend to really underestimate 470's ... at equal clocks, they are only about 6% slower than 570's ... and at max OC's, a 570 is typically only about 15% faster. This is a perf difference which is *barely* noticeable when actually gaming. They can often be found used in the $150-$175 range, and at a price like that, they can scarcely be beat in terms of bang/buck ... unless you can find an unlockable 465 for even cheaper thumb.gif

AFA SLI goes, occasionally games come out and there's no SLI profile for a few weeks (at most), but aside from that, I've been rocking it for many years now, and I have had *very* few problems with it ... and I monitor my performance at all times, so troubles would not go unnoticed thumb.gif
Edited by brettjv - 11/29/11 at 11:39pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon X5675 6-core @ 4.1ghz (1.29v, 20x205 +ht ) rampage iii extreme msi rx470 gaming X (the $159 budget king) 3 x 2gb corsair xms3 pc12800 (9-9-9-24-1T@1600MHz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
asus vw266h 25.5" (1920x1200) abs sl (enermax revolution) * single 70A rail 850w silverstone rv-03 XFi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon X5675 6-core @ 4.1ghz (1.29v, 20x205 +ht ) rampage iii extreme msi rx470 gaming X (the $159 budget king) 3 x 2gb corsair xms3 pc12800 (9-9-9-24-1T@1600MHz) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
hynix 250gb ssd (boot), 2tb deskstar (apps),1tb... plextor px-712sa - still the best optical drive... corsair h8o v2 aio W10 home 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
asus vw266h 25.5" (1920x1200) abs sl (enermax revolution) * single 70A rail 850w silverstone rv-03 XFi Titanium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 38
you'd be better off with 1 powerful card
post #14 of 38
that's a weak ass card. get a single high end card.
post #15 of 38
buy a 6870 OC or GTX 560 Ti 448 cores ~smile.gif
post #16 of 38
To me, SLI turned out to be a scam, it seemed like an amazing idea many many many years ago, but it's not what I thought it was based on the complaints I've seen, basically "it's awesome when it works, but it's crippling when it doesn't.

It still does make sense if you have a future proof setup for it and want more performance and the only thing you need to do is simply buy another card rather than upgrading 4 other things.

I'm personally contemplating another 570, my system was designed for it, all I need is another one as my entire system was future proofed,but if doing that will cripple most of my games that just sounds stupid.
post #17 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post

To me, SLI turned out to be a scam, it seemed like an amazing idea many many many years ago, but it's not what I thought it was based on the complaints I've seen, basically "it's awesome when it works, but it's crippling when it doesn't.
It still does make sense if you have a future proof setup for it and want more performance and the only thing you need to do is simply buy another card rather than upgrading 4 other things.
I'm personally contemplating another 570, my system was designed for it, all I need is another one as my entire system was future proofed,but if doing that will cripple most of my games that just sounds stupid.

that's really a flawed view of SLI/crossfire. it IS awesome when it works. you do encounter issues especially with new games but we're pc enthusiasts anyways. A little tweaking would do the job. just a few minutes ago I installed just cause 2 on steam and for some reason I can't get SLI to work. did a quick google search and ofcourse some personal touch. within minutes I got it to work. felt really good about myself I was like "man im so pro yeah". that alone was a prime example how good SLi is when you get it to work. when it isn't working it was 40fps+ and felt choppy and slow. when I got sli to working Boom! 70-80fps+ super smooth. just thought of giving my 2 cents. I really think your missing out a lot without going the SLi route tongue.gif your monster cpu is wanting more work. a single 570 is easy for your cpu tongue.gif
Edited by jprovido - 11/30/11 at 7:59am
post #18 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ascii Aficionado View Post

To me, SLI turned out to be a scam, it seemed like an amazing idea many many many years ago, but it's not what I thought it was based on the complaints I've seen, basically "it's awesome when it works, but it's crippling when it doesn't.
It still does make sense if you have a future proof setup for it and want more performance and the only thing you need to do is simply buy another card rather than upgrading 4 other things.
I'm personally contemplating another 570, my system was designed for it, all I need is another one as my entire system was future proofed,but if doing that will cripple most of my games that just sounds stupid.

I dagree with jprovido, SLI has worked for me almost flawlessly, and the stuff that has issues working is either too old to be worth it, or too new stuff with more issues than just lack of SLI optimizations that just needs some small tweaking to run well. What i am against, and this is from experience, is from grabbing two mid-or low-range cards when they cost as much as a single, more powerful card which leaves upgrade path open. My 450's were used and cheap, plus i needed the single-slotness from the coolers, but if i were to pick again, i'd get a single 470/570. Open upgrade path, more VRAM, more muscle power, uses almost the same energy and cost the same.
X79 The Hydra
(22 items)
 
 
i865G Chronos
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Extreme X6800 AsRock 775i65G R2.0 ATI Radeon X1950 XT OCZ EL DDR Gold Edition GX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung MMBRE64GHDXP-MVBD1 Samsung SH-222 Thermalright Ultima-90 Windows 98 SE 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional 32 bit Dell SP2309W Genius SlimStar 8000 Generic 500w PSU 
CaseMouseAudio
Generic Case Genius SlimStar 8000 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
  hide details  
Reply
X79 The Hydra
(22 items)
 
 
i865G Chronos
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Extreme X6800 AsRock 775i65G R2.0 ATI Radeon X1950 XT OCZ EL DDR Gold Edition GX 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung MMBRE64GHDXP-MVBD1 Samsung SH-222 Thermalright Ultima-90 Windows 98 SE 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows XP Professional 32 bit Dell SP2309W Genius SlimStar 8000 Generic 500w PSU 
CaseMouseAudio
Generic Case Genius SlimStar 8000 Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by jprovido View Post

that's really a flawed view of SLI/crossfire. it IS awesome when it works. you do encounter issues especially with new games but we're pc enthusiasts anyways. A little tweaking would do the job. just a few minutes ago I installed just cause 2 on steam and for some reason I can't get SLI to work. did a quick google search and ofcourse some personal touch. within minutes I got it to work. felt really good about myself I was like "man im so pro yeah". that alone was a prime example how good SLi is when you get it to work. when it isn't working it was 40fps+ and felt choppy and slow. when I got sli to working Boom! 70-80fps+ super smooth. just thought of giving my 2 cents. I really think your missing out a lot without going the SLi route tongue.gif your monster cpu is wanting more work. a single 570 is easy for your cpu tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

I dagree with jprovido, SLI has worked for me almost flawlessly, and the stuff that has issues working is either too old to be worth it, or too new stuff with more issues than just lack of SLI optimizations that just needs some small tweaking to run well. What i am against, and this is from experience, is from grabbing two mid-or low-range cards when they cost as much as a single, more powerful card which leaves upgrade path open. My 450's were used and cheap, plus i needed the single-slotness from the coolers, but if i were to pick again, i'd get a single 470/570. Open upgrade path, more VRAM, more muscle power, uses almost the same energy and cost the same.


So to summarize it, there truly are no 'crippling" issues with it, just various things that are almost always patched or can be fixed with a bit of tweaking except stutter, which seems to be common for SLI.

As I stated in my message my system was designed for a second 570, I just haven't made the decision to buy a second one yet due to the fact it seemed as if there were permanent crippling issues that might drive me insane.
post #20 of 38
Get it for a console. tongue.gif
 
Lenovo X120e
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770k ASRock Z77E-ITX Galaxy GTX 670 Vengeance Low Profile 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 256gb Corsair H80i Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Leopold Tenkeyless SILVERSTONE ST45SF Compact Splash 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700s Steelseries Razer Tiamat 2.2 Behringer HA400 Headphone Amplifier 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion Processor E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 4 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz Corsair Force GT 60gb 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 11.6" HD (1366x768) AntiGlare 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Lenovo X120e
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3770k ASRock Z77E-ITX Galaxy GTX 670 Vengeance Low Profile 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 840 Series 256gb Corsair H80i Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB278Q Leopold Tenkeyless SILVERSTONE ST45SF Compact Splash 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700s Steelseries Razer Tiamat 2.2 Behringer HA400 Headphone Amplifier 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
AMD Fusion Processor E-350 AMD Radeon HD 6310 4 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz Corsair Force GT 60gb 
OSMonitor
Windows 8 11.6" HD (1366x768) AntiGlare 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA

Gear mentioned in this thread:

Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › 2 2GB GTX 550ti's in SLI for BF3?