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In my days in the PC world I have always heard that SLI is not the best choice because of microstutter I would like your opinions on this the rig I currently have does not support SLI but I want to upgrade to a Intel i7 8-core with a Titan X at some point in my life I know that more than one card will cost a lot more, but does it really give you a good boost and if so how much (specifically for Grand Theft Auto V and Planetside 2)

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I'll go ahead and ask it: What resolution are you looking to game at.
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Pretty much any resolution but preferably 1080p because that is the maximum my monitor supports
    
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SLI scaling depends on the game. Whether or not I recommend it, I say its up to the gamer. When it works, its good, but not all games support it. Check the links for specifics:

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i7 8 core and a Titan X is going to be massive overkill for 1080 so you can skip the SLI.
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For 1080p, two titan x cards is beyond overkill. I use two to drive my triple screen and get 60-80fps most of the time. Settings maxed except AA. Only runnin 2x or 4x. Never tried with one card. Been SLI with two or three cards the last few generations. Three carss can be a bit micro stuttery but two is normally fine. Some games will have it but most run like butter. Thise that do typically get fixed in a driver update.
 
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Just get a 980 Ti.

Can't think of why anybody would disagree with this sentiment.
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It may be overkill but I also do video rendering and gaming and I may upgrade to a 4K monitor at some point after I get the Titan
    
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For 1080p, two titan x cards is beyond overkill. I use two to drive my triple screen and get 60-80fps most of the time. Settings maxed except AA. Only runnin 2x or 4x. Never tried with one card. Been SLI with two or three cards the last few generations. Three carss can be a bit micro stuttery but two is normally fine. Some games will have it but most run like butter. Thise that do typically get fixed in a driver update.
Ok now that is what I was looking for where the micro stutter would occur and why

Now if a game doesn't support SLI can I still run it?
    
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Ok now that is what I was looking for where the micro stutter would occur and why

Now if a game doesn't support SLI can I still run it?

I've found micro stutter is game specific. Depending on how severe, it can be unnoticeable to very noticeable to the point of unplayable. You can still play the a game with no SLI support, but only one card will work. The 2nd card will be idle.
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