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post #41 of 46
If you ABSOLUTELY need more, go Kepler. Adding a third 580 is like adding another patty to a Quad Stacker. Makes no sense, and it doesn't scale well in your stomach.
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post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Xaero330 View Post

No, thanks. I prefer driver stability, the gimmicky PhysX and the cool NVIDIA logo biggrin.gif
I've been noticing newer DX11 games really tax my 580s. Max Payne 3 is a perfect example. In 64 player BF3 matches, my frame rates drip down into the low 50s and sometimes 40s. Trying to aim when the frame rate is that low is bothersome, especially when you're used to playing with really smooth frame rates. In MP3 the frame rate will go from a nice 120+ FPS to like 40. The dips happen A LOT in bullet time sequences where you have to headshot like 5+ guys. I agree that it would be a waste to spend almost $800 just to play ONE game, but more and more games seem to demand faster hardware to max out the settings while still maintaining high FPS.
Kepler looks really promising, but I'm an impatient person tongue.gif. I wonder if adding another GTX 580 would be the better route.
sounds like you're using too much AA BF3 and MP3 are memory hogs when you crank up the AA and that could cause the dips. Since memory is a concern maybe look into 4GB 670's...

Plus any more than 2XSMAA in Max Payne 3 is known to cause unplayable stutter even on 2 680's or 7970's
Edited by th3illusiveman - 12/3/12 at 1:25am
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post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

If you ABSOLUTELY need more, go Kepler. Adding a third 580 is like adding another patty to a Quad Stacker. Makes no sense, and it doesn't scale well in your stomach.
Tri Sli scales very well the only downside would be the fact that he would only have 1.5GB or memory for all that power and it would suck up a ton of power.
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Count mine as a big NO!. mistakenly voted yes tongue.gif.. With your current monitor. You definitely do not need sli 670's. I'll say Upgrade that first before considering a 670 SLI system. Get a good 120hz monitor, I have SLI 660's, and i know they perform similar to the 580's (single card wise), but i don't know how well they scale compared to each other in SLI. I get very high FPS in graphic intensive games, and I assume you have similar performance as i do. So NO, don't upgrade! "yet", I mean... why fix it if it's not broken? wink.gif.

I know right now you have the extra cash to spend, and if I was you, i would work on balancing the system's performance than only focusing on the Gpu's. biggrin.gif... I had the option of going SLI 670's too, but went with SLI 660's, and i got a extra ram, Better sound card, a new chair, glass desk, speakers (with a 200w sub) biggrin.gif... desk light haha and lots more. There are a lot of stuff's that people don't take serious, but they actually make gaming a whole less stressful on the human body thumb.gif. Just chill. Wait for the 700 cards to come out.
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Originally Posted by Xaero330 View Post

I recently did, actually. I got a BenQ XL2420T. Just forgot to add it to my profile when I got it. Thanks for reminding me!

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Count mine as a big NO!. mistakenly voted yes tongue.gif.. With your current monitor. You definitely do not need sli 670's. I'll say Upgrade that first before considering a 670 SLI system. Get a good 120hz monitor, I have SLI 660's, and i know they perform similar to the 580's (single card wise), but i don't know how well they scale compared to each other in SLI. I get very high FPS in graphic intensive games, and I assume you have similar performance as i do. So NO, don't upgrade! "yet", I mean... why fix it if it's not broken? wink.gif.
I know right now you have the extra cash to spend, and if I was you, i would work on balancing the system's performance than only focusing on the Gpu's. biggrin.gif... I had the option of going SLI 670's too, but went with SLI 660's, and i got a extra ram, Better sound card, a new chair, glass desk, speakers (with a 200w sub) biggrin.gif... desk light haha and lots more. There are a lot of stuff's that people don't take serious, but they actually make gaming a whole less stressful on the human body thumb.gif. Just chill. Wait for the 700 cards to come out.

He has upgraded to a 120hz panel.
 
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He has upgraded to a 120hz panel.

TLDR arrowheadsmiley.png guess that cancel's out almost everything i said. Then my Yes, is a Yes, at first i thought. "(-__-) it's pointless upgrading" but now.. hmm... I'll say, if it's not going to break the bank. Then, do it. smile.gif
Maybe next time i read more before i post tongue.gif
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