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I checked out the prices and saw that the 680 might be a viable choice if i could sell off my barely old 570 for 30% less than its original price. hope someone bites if ever i finally decide to sell. BTW if a single high-end card is better, how come i see most gaming setups go SLI or crossover some even having 3-4 cards?

I started to shudder when i saw that figures roughly reached around $1100(US) if i'll go through with my project since i need to buy a new card plus 3 monitors.. aarrgh!..
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Well, a single card is definitely not always better. Obviously, if you have two GTX 670s, it will be better than one GTX 680. Honestly, I wouldn't say most gaming setups are SLI/Crossfire. Most gaming setups I see are single card setups, because only one card is really needed for them. Most people only have one monitor and not 2 or 3.

Usually, when someone does SLI/Crossfire on one monitor, it is usually a giant screen or a big resolution that would require 2 cards for good performance. Other than that, it is for the pure awesomeness. I'll admit, I wouldn't mind another GTX 680 in my system and I'm running only one monitor at 1080p. It would be overkill, but that's how some people are.
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Some people have bad experiences with some cards and get the 'microstutter' with their SLI/xfire rigs. Tbph if you end up getting good cards (ie non-faulty, no problems with drivers) then MS is non-existant. Most likely than not people dual-card two low end cards (for example my two GTX460's) and end up running out of vram and complain that its MS. They do have a point with driver compatibility, sometimes its alot more hassle setting up two cards; but then again thats the whole point, to get near double the performance for 50% cost thumb.gif
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