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I just want to say that 1600x1200 is nowhere almost 1080p, the different is quite big. Also there will always be micro-stuttering with Sli or CF setup, you "don't see/can't feel" it doesn't mean it not there. To OP, a single 7950 is of course a lot better than 2x GTX 460 in Sli. You won't have to deal with sli problems, driver problems, heat, noise, etc... and you would also see nice improvement in performance such as minimum fps as well as overall fps. Your eyes will love it. Also 1GB is not enough nowadays because if you want eyes-candy then at 1080p it will would start to even eat 1.5GB alive.

it is OOOONLY 153,600 more pixel in 1080 wink.gifthumb.gif

And yes indeed. I'm not sure why people still say 1GB is enough for 1080. When BF3 can max out 1.5gb 580's
     
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I just want to say that 1600x1200 is nowhere almost 1080p, the different is quite big. Also there will always be micro-stuttering with Sli or CF setup, you "don't see/can't feel" it doesn't mean it not there. To OP, a single 7950 is of course a lot better than 2x GTX 460 in Sli. You won't have to deal with sli problems, driver problems, heat, noise, etc... and you would also see nice improvement in performance such as minimum fps as well as overall fps. Your eyes will love it. Also 1GB is not enough nowadays because if you want eyes-candy then at 1080p it will would start to even eat 1.5GB alive.

Simple math will reveal that the actual percentage ratio is 8%, which is not much. And I'm not really sure to what heat and noise problems you're refering, that's completely false. I'm getting around @ 69C full load, and the cards are barely audible.
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Also there will always be micro-stuttering with Sli or CF setup, you "don't see/can't feel" it doesn't mean it not there

How's exactly that matter for the user, if he doesn't feel the micro-stuttering? .....

I'm not going to continue arguing however, we're off topic here.
Edited by -X3- - 2/1/12 at 8:07am
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There would be some obvious advantages to this move (like not having to worry about SLI support, less heat and noise, and being much more future-proof), but raw performance in SLI supported games would not be one of them at the resolutions at hand.

I would guess it'd be VERY rare that you'll encounter a game at 1080p or below where this investment would yield any tangible increase in 'max playable settings' or noticeable improvement in your gameplay experience overall.

IOW, the 'bang for buck' proposition here is really pretty terrible.

Also, the SE is a 1GB card, and 1GB is perfectly adequate for 1080p and below, even with some AA applied, with very rare exceptions. Heck when the 768MB and 1GB 460's were compared back when they came out, the only game where the 768MB card struggled at 1080p due to vram was a fully maxed out Metro.

And I agree w/X3. Microstutter you don't see or feel is totally irrelevant. It's not like when your wife has an affair and you don't know about it biggrin.gif
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Simple math will reveal that the actual percentage ratio is 8%, which is not much. And I'm not really sure to what heat and noise problems you're refering, that's completely false. I'm getting around @ 69C full load, and the cards are barely audible.
How's exactly that matter for the user, if he doesn't feel the micro-stuttering? .....

"You" doesn't feel/can't feel it doesn't mean he will feel the same way as you. 8%-10% is quite a bit imo.
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I was actually hoping that this card would be a pretty decent increase in performance but now I am starting to think not so much. I would like to upgrade to a single GPU with the same or better performance, any suggestions?
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I was actually hoping that this card would be a pretty decent increase in performance but now I am starting to think not so much. I would like to upgrade to a single GPU with the same or better performance, any suggestions?

if you play BF it will be a nice upgrade. Really if you want to play any game maxed out smoothly at 1080p, the 7950 would do it. If your happy with your current setup no need to upgrade. Get the card and test it out for your self if you don't believe. If you don't like it then send it back, that easy. Plus getting a 250mhz overclock on the thing is easy.

Your cards are heavily bottlenecked my the lack of v-ram anyway, really makes your sli pointless.

I got the buddy in the Marines that was running a 4870 1gb with a 512mb version in CF, he was having stuttering problems and frame drops in BF3. This is with a phenom 955 @ 3.8ghz. Got one of his buddys at the base to switch their 1gb 4870 with his 512mb card. Gained a whole 20fps with no more frame drops by upgrading his v-ram on CFed 4870's from 512 to 1gb.

I bet in games with the settings turned up even a gtx570 would beat your cards.
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