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Hello Overclock.net people, Im going to change my gaming rig, I will buy 2 MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II / OC, but i dont now if I buy the 1gb model, or a 2gb model...

The increase of VRam will be an increase of FPS in games?

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Don't EVER go SLI/CFX with midrange-cards from the get-go. It's a horrible idea!
Go witha 7970 or wait for Kepler instead
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Don't EVER go SLI/CFX with midrange-cards from the get-go. It's a horrible idea!
Go witha 7970 or wait for Kepler instead

Agreed. If you're buying two 560 TIs for ~ $500-600, then you should invest in the HD 7970 or wait for Nvidia's cards. Performance may take a slight, but likely unnoticable hit, but you wont have to worry about noise, heat, and power consumption of an SLI setup. Also You could upgrade to a higher end dual card solution in the future.
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I agree with ^ them, SLI is a huge pain. Single cards is the way it's done. Less trouble, Performance will be almost the same! Also in the future it will be much easier to sell a single 7970 then 2 560ti's. You will loose a crap ton of cash. Also if I had to choose 2gb ONLY. 1gb is a bullet to the face. GL biggrin.gif
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I agree that SLI is most useful when you've had a single high end card for a bit and then want to do the cheapest upgrade possible by putting another into SLI.

2 x 560ti 2GB is a pretty nice setup ... BUT at this point, starting w/nothing? I'd go with a higher-end single card, which is a lot more 'upgradable' down the line.

The 7950 is a pretty sweet choice at the moment, but I'd consider waiting for Kepler to make any big moves.

If you just need something 'for now' I'd look for a cheap used card like a last-gen nV or AMD card (4xx or 6xxx series).

However, I take issue with the 'SLI is a pain' statement. It's actually pretty dang reliable and works well. Sometimes new games come out and it takes a bit for nV to get a SLI profile out for the game, but typically there's workarounds possible using nV Inspector if you just can't wait.

It is important though to have a board that's set up well for SLI with proper spacing between the slots so the cards aren't sandwiched too close together thumb.gif
    
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