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Should I SLI GTX 680s at only 1080p?

Poll Results: Should I SLI GTX 680s at only 1080p?

 
  • 27% (16)
    Yes
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    No
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post #1 of 54
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I'm driving myself nuts here. The recent 680s seem to scale so nicely and I have 3x EVGA GTX 680s on the way. Two for friends, one for me.... but I got this little voice in my head screaming "Don't just keep one, keep 2 of them", but I know it's completely overkill for 1080p. I feel I won't be able to resist having 3x 680s in the same room without throwing them into SLI or Tri-SLI. I'd be getting well over my monitors refresh rate in every game on the market with even 2-way SLI (and probably even a single 680). Not to mention power consumption, heat, etc would be nearly double. I know it's completely unneeded, and I would have to spend $200 on a better UPS if I wanted to keep my computer on battery backup (which I definitely do) since the current UPS can't handle a load that high. I can afford doing this, but getting a 2560x1600 or 1920x1080 120hz monitor is not going to be option in my setup (I have a unique setup).

So please talk me out of this, or give me reasons why I should give in and keep 2 of them. devilsmiley.gif
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post #2 of 54
I don't think it's worth it unless you really feel like spending money. The benchmarks with a single card on 1080p are crazy.
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post #3 of 54
If you want more problems do it. Temps will also not be that great it air and Summer is Coming.
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post #4 of 54
680 SLI for 1080p is overkill and a waste. lol. Don't do it. Save the cash.
post #5 of 54
if you feel that is what you want to do, DO IT, don't listen to everyone. you will get a better performance as a wholeshot and you will be ready on future proofing your pc. it is all about personal preference. i have 30" monitor and benchmarks are where they need to be on a single 680 but i will be sli'ing very soon.
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post #6 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

If you want more problems do it. Temps will also not be that great it air and Summer is Coming.

Unless you live in Winterfell then Winter is Coming.

500

On topic: IMO it isn't worth it OP. A single GTX680 gets 80+ on just about every game out there with 1920x1080. Unless you have the worlds most sensitive eyes or really want to spend an extra $500, then stick with one. You can always get a second later if you feel you need it.
Edited by Solmors - 3/22/12 at 11:31am
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post #7 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

So please talk me out of this, or give me reasons why I should give in and keep 2 of them. devilsmiley.gif

Remember you're little buddy? His name's Microstutter. Don't forget his cousin, he's a real "jerk" and his best friend 'slowy' always comes for a ride too. They manage to mess up even the funnest parties and make you 'feel' like you're having a bad time.

*wink wink*


Trust me, I wanna dive into SLI (I even bought a new PSU for that last summer), but it's not worth it.
post #8 of 54
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solmors View Post

Unless you live in Winterfell then Winter is Coming.
500

lol....
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post

Remember you're little buddy? His name's Microstutter. Don't forget his cousin, he's a real "jerk" and his best friend 'slowy' always comes for a ride too. They manage to mess up even the funnest parties and make you 'feel' like you're having a bad time.
*wink wink*
Trust me, I wanna dive into SLI (I even bought a new PSU for that last summer), but it's not worth it.

Oh I know, but everyone keeps telling me it's better now and NVIDIA has improved it. rolleyes.gif

You guys are doing a good job at convincing me to save my money smile.gif
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post #9 of 54
Since you can afford it, what do you have to lose? Worst case is that you have to sell it for like a 50 dollar loss since they're so hot right now.

^ Funny enough, I'm also considering it, but scared about dat dere microstutter
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post #10 of 54
if your using a 120hz monitor then YES. Sadly We have yet to get a single card that can push BF3 to 120fps avg.
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