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If you have a large budget, don't stop yourself from getting a 7950/7970 and sell off your current 570. However, don't be surprised if the prices on the new 7xxx series drops a hundred bucks or so in several months
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If you have a large budget, don't stop yourself from getting a 7950/7970 and sell off your current 570. However, don't be surprised if the prices on the new 7xxx series drops a hundred bucks or so in several months

yeah that happened to me when i got my 570. i was shattered...
    
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with the price tag comes the e-peen so yeah balanced out.
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As much as i love my 570 sli, the vram bottleneck is just dumb for these expensive cards. I'd get a single 7970.
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buy 7950 OC +1:thumb:
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570 sli is great.

Been running that for about a year, had no issues other than running out of vram on BF3 and being forced to use high textures to keep a min fps of ~60.

That being said I am probably going to be selling my cards and getting the best kepler card available when they launch.

One card with similar performance eliminates micro stutter (even if you don't think it's there, chances are you will notice a difference moving to one card in the overall smoothness of gameplay)

One card also eliminates the need for Xfire/SLI to be coded for a game to utilize it. A lot of AAA titles have been launching with piss poor multi gpu support, not a big deal, but one less headache to deal with especially on games where the dev basically says F it and never fixes sli/xfire.

Less heat is outputted with one card most of the time.

More upgradability as tri-sli and the likes have even more compatibility issues and dump even more heat.

VRam limited. Like I said before, 570's are already becoming vram bound on some AAA titles.

Finally, if you have any plans to watercool one gpu means one less gpu block to buy and a savings of ~$110 compared to sli.




PS: Any high end sli/xfire solution on any AMD platform is a waste. I went from a 955 @4.2 to a 2500k @4.5 and saw my frames jump by up to 40-50fps on a lot of current titles. Your processor will be the limiting factor in any gpu upgrade you do. Not an intel fanboy as I am basing this 100% on my own experiences. Tried everything from clean installs to troubleshooting my OC on my 955, ect. Games like crysis I would be getting ~35fps at open outdoor areas with the 955, with the 2500k I get ~60+ fps everywhere.
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