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post #21 of 29
LOL @ recommending gtx Titan!
Micro stutter is a thing of the past, I have gtx 760 sli and it doesn't stutter at all, just read reviews for that setup and its confirmed its been fixed, you can get the performance of Titan for half the price, so yeah, lol.
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Originally Posted by Astrick View Post

Damn this is pretty back and fourth gonna have to think really hard, lol. Did you notice it in only a few games or a lot of them?

Every single one of them....

It's not as much of an issues anymore though as it was in the past when I experienced it.
 
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for what its worth, Im currently using a single gtx 590 and its normally detected as SLI and the only problems I've had are with the drivers when Assassins Creed released last year, Nvidia had to iron out some issues and it took about a month and for some reason the 3d drivers get enabled randomly so when I launch my games they have a 3d appearance but thats been easily remedied by removing the separate 3d drivers from the control panel.

Aside from that I've not noticed any other sli related issues.
post #24 of 29
My GTX 480's were noticeable in a few games, it was not micro-stutter however, it is just seeing a difference in frames being rendered.

I have yet to see it with 780's.
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post #25 of 29
Guys it's fine if you don't see it, but it doesn't mean it's not there. Try A - B testing single and SLI configs and see if there's a difference. If you still don't see any discrepancies in input lag or smoothness, count your blessings and enjoy the added performance SLI brings.
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Every year I buy a second gpu for sli and every year I am disappointed and end up selling the second card. This happened with the 580, 680 and now the 780. I have a 120hz monitor and would like to maintain a constant 120 fps in games like BF3. The 780 SLI achieves this, but at the expense of smoothness and fluidity. I consistently find I prefer the single card for this reason. Maybe next year I will finally learn and not buy the second card.

I am not saying that the SLI cards have microstutter. I have never experienced noticeable stutter, just a barely perceptible sense of dissatisfaction every time I game with two cards, and a noticeable loss of smoothness. After all, why do we buy 120hz monitors and seek more fps? For better animation smoothness and reduced input lag. More raw FPS provides the illusion of achieving these, but it is just an illusion. A single powerful card provides the smoothness and speed we are looking for.

If you game on a single 1080p monitor, whether 60hz or 120hz, if you can afford it get the most powerful single card available rather than any two cards in SLI. SLI is really only for those who actually need it - ie high resolutions or multiple monitors - which I would avoid just so as not to need to have two cards.
post #27 of 29
That's interesting what you say rossb from the experienced SLI user's point of view.
I have just bought 120Hz screen and now I am thinking about second 780.
I have never had SLI before and this decision is very difficult for me.
As far as I know I am very sensible to all things that spoil smoothness.
For that reason now I am 30% for buying second card and 70% for staying with one.
post #28 of 29
Every configuration is different, but like rossb and ACRONYNJA have said, every experience I've had with multi-card configurations (even this generation) has been disappointing.
I also use a 120hz setup, and the multi-card situation just wasn't worth it.
A solid single card with a decent OC (air or water) is probably the most elegant option.
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Thanks a lot for the feedback. I guess I'm either going with a 770 in a week or 2 or save up for a 780. I'll probably wait more I guess biggrin.gif
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