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Also looking at a gtx 670 for $120
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post #12 of 16
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Also since i have a 660 non ti, would I be able to sli with a 660 TI?

No, the cards are actually using different chips.
   
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post #13 of 16
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Also looking at a gtx 670 for $120
None of those cheap options come close to performance and price/performance to the 290x. For 2x those cards you will be barely at par with 290x for the same money. And this will be only in the best cases, if we assume that you get 100% performance increase in going SLI. In reality you get 50-60% , if the game even supports SLI. If it doesn't its like you are playing with 1 GPU only.
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post #14 of 16
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Also looking at a gtx 670 for $120

You can probably find a 780 for $180 which would be a better deal IMO.
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about how much is "super cheap"?

I have two ASUS 290X's that I sell for $200/each shipped.
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None of those cheap options come close to performance and price/performance to the 290x. For 2x those cards you will be barely at par with 290x for the same money. And this will be only in the best cases, if we assume that you get 100% performance increase in going SLI. In reality you get 50-60% , if the game even supports SLI. If it doesn't its like you are playing with 1 GPU only.

The reality is performance scales differently depending on the game and how much effort the developer puts into it. It can range from even less than 50% to nearly 100% increase in performance. I have yet to purchase a game in the last few years that doesnt have SLI support. Nvidia is timely with driver releases and sli profiles. There are few games that i play that have no SLI suppport and I have well over 100 just in steam, origin and ubi.

Regardless, the 290 is still the best deal for the money he is wanting to spend.
Edited by Ultisym - 9/30/15 at 2:59pm
   
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