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Poll Results: SLI GTX 570 or Single 7870?

 
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    SLI GTX 570
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    Single 7870
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post #1 of 9
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Hi Guys

Looking at PCI-E 3.0 and if there is any benefit over 2.0. Also wondering would you go for a Gigabyte 7870 (2GB) single card to run on 1920x1080 or stick with my SLI 570 setup.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 9
SLI 570s will give you better frames just with the pure power. Not every game is compatible with SLI though and there are always driver issues to contend with in SLI. SLI 570s will also use a lot more power than the single 7870. I wouldn't change if it were me, but those are a few points to think about.
post #3 of 9
There is probably a maximum of upto 2% loss but most of the time it is 1%. The 7870 wouldn't be to much of an upgrade. they perform similarly. The least you can get for it to be worth it would be a 7950/7970 which would be cheap if you paid them with the 570's, two 570's still sell for quite a bit and will probably bring the price of a 7970 down a bit, If i were you I would sell the current cards and get a 7970 or a GTX 670. This would be teh best you can do without breaking the bank with mega expensive cards
     
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I'd stick with the 570's until the next series of cards come out, that's what I'm doing and I'll review the options then. At present, moving to the 6xx or 7xxx series cards won't offer massive improvements over my current set up, unless you're looking for cooler temps and lower power consumption.

SLI works surprising well, I think he only game recently that had an issue was FC3 where I had to force AFR through NCP, but that was soon remedied. Scaling works much better nowadays than it did in the past.
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post #5 of 9
Yeah to the above and get a highend equivalent of a 7970 or GTX670 or similar. This will be the best option and would yield the best results

Sent From My Rooted Galaxy Ace II
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Yeah to the above and get a highend equivalent of a 7970 or GTX670 or similar. This will be the best option and would yield the best results

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Buying just one of either of those cards is still going to lose performance compared to SLI 570s. If I could get the same performance as two 570s in a single card without buying a 690, I'd be all over it.

Am hoping the Nvidia Titan rumors are true, I'll be all over that.
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Maybe a future overclocked 790 will do the trick smile.gif
     
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by Kane2207 View Post

I'd stick with the 570's until the next series of cards come out, that's what I'm doing and I'll review the options then. At present, moving to the 6xx or 7xxx series cards won't offer massive improvements over my current set up, unless you're looking for cooler temps and lower power consumption.

SLI works surprising well, I think he only game recently that had an issue was FC3 where I had to force AFR through NCP, but that was soon remedied. Scaling works much better nowadays than it did in the past.

I was thinking along the same lines and waiting to see what the 8000 series card come to the table with.

Thankyou everyone for your replies.
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Happy to help
     
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