Originally Posted by PuffinMyLye
Originally Posted by tsm106
Getting a second kepler won't get you around the memory bandwidth bottleneck and at triple the resolution it will be an Achilles heel moving forward.
I'd have to sell my 670, waterblock, and my PSU to buy two 7970's each with waterblocks and a a new PSU. That's like $1,150 in new parts for maybe $450 worth of sold parts. I don't have that kind of money right now unfortunately.
That is true, but you'd be spending another 380-400 or so for a 670 and 100 for a block anyways...
Now that you know the memory is a limiting factor, is it a wise investment to buy another 670/block going forward knowing this? Imo, I wouldn't be dropping more money into an outcome that won't play out well in the future. You're stuck in a catch 22 more or less. Tough choices...
The other thing is that if you are going to buy another card + block either way it's not like you aren't going to spend the cash, that is if that's the path you're on. Thus you only have to get the second 7970/block after you sell the 670/block so it won't be like you start from scratch. Get 7970/block, install, sell 670/block, then add more cash for the second.