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I have a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 and I'm thinking of SLI'ing it or upgrading to a better Nvidia card. What should I do?

SLI two Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760's 2 GDDR5 Windforce 3X OC

I have a large enough case, lots of airflow, 750W PSU (Cooler Master V700), Motherboard that supports SLI. So I think I'm ready.

Should I upgrade the GPU or just SLI them both?
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I always condone 1 powerful GPU vs 2 weaker ones for comparability. New games dont always have SLI/ Crossfire profiles, you get some studder altho this has been adressed on the red team and the green team has this pretty much under wraps.

What are GPU prices like in your neck of the woods?
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For example a gtx 760 goes for $310 AUD for 2 GB version. A gtx 770 will cost $429 2gb and $40 more for 4 GB.
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post #4 of 5
1 better card all the way - down to preference.

cf/sli - never ever thumb.gif

normally more lecy and noise and a headache now and then tongue.gif
post #5 of 5
If it's between SLI 760s and a single 770, SLI 760s would be a far bigger upgrade.

2x 760s trade blows with a single 780 Ti: http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1172

Whether the raw performance is worth the extra heat/noise is up to you though.

For the most part, SLI isn't very problematic these days. There are occasional issues with new games that pop up, but Nvidia is pretty quick to respond with driver updates.
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