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Hi! biggrin.gif I run a single GTX 770 on 1080p @ 100Hz Lightboost right now. I'm a little bored with my machine, so I wanted to upgrade my GPU. But, I won't be using the machine more than a few more months, so the cheapest option is just SLI.

Any SLI users running on 100+Hz with Lightboost? I know microstutters are supposedly a thing of the past, but you can see ANY stutter on Lightboost. How is it? Worth it? A second GTX 770 would run me around $150-$160 to get ~980 Ti performance, from my recent benchmark hunts.

They're both 2GB, but my monitor maxes out at 1080p, anyways.
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I have a VG248QE aswell and owned a 780 in the past, then upgraded to 780s in SLI that ran great, until the 980 Ti was released and since I am very picky when it comes to game latency and such, it would be really hard for me to recommend you to buy a 770 to go SLI, instead, I recommend you sell the 770 you currently have, put some money together to buy a stronger single-card solution.

The new card (what ever you chose to purchase at the time) will run at x16 bandwidth instead of x8 x8 setup. i know a x8 x8 setup wont hurt your avg FPS so much but it will hurt your frame-latency.

overall, I recommend a single-card solution. I know its more work to sell your current card etc but its worth it in the long run.

I hope this helped you somehow. Good luck thumb.gif
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Well this isn't the same but I run 2x GTX 780s on 1080p @ 100hz light boost. Stuttering doesn't annoy me as I don't notice it or care about it. Worth it? Yeah I guess so, since the Australian Currency has gone bad where I am. Buying two 970s is basically $1,000, compared to be paying $740 for two 780s which is clearly cheaper and more worth it.

Runs great, no issues. Just a small tip: You'll need to re-enable SLI after each graphics driver update.

Edit: Also a Asus VG248QE user here.

If you can get another GTX 780 really cheap, then it's worth it.
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I have a VG248QE aswell and owned a 780 in the past, then upgraded to 780s in SLI that ran great, until the 980 Ti was released and since I am very picky when it comes to game latency and such, it would be really hard for me to recommend you to buy a 770 to go SLI, instead, I recommend you sell the 770 you currently have, put some money together to buy a stronger single-card solution.

The new card (what ever you chose to purchase at the time) will run at x16 bandwidth instead of x8 x8 setup. i know a x8 x8 setup wont hurt your avg FPS so much but it will hurt your frame-latency.

overall, I recommend a single-card solution. I know its more work to sell your current card etc but its worth it in the long run.

I hope this helped you somehow. Good luck thumb.gif

Err, I thought about it, but any new single card will be either slower and/or more expensive than SLI. Did I miss some special card? I mean, for example, the GTX 970 sells for $250, which is $50 cheaper than GTX 770 SLI, but much slower than GTX 770 SLI.

I haven't found any evidence that x8 of PCIe 3.0 @ 1080p hampers latency.

What evidence convinced you that x8 would increase frame latency? My Google-fu isn't as great as it used to be, frown.gif

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Well this isn't the same but I run 2x GTX 780s on 1080p @ 100hz light boost. Stuttering doesn't annoy me as I don't notice it or care about it. Worth it? Yeah I guess so, since the Australian Currency has gone bad where I am. Buying two 970s is basically $1,000, compared to be paying $740 for two 780s which is clearly cheaper and more worth it.

Runs great, no issues. Just a small tip: You'll need to re-enable SLI after each graphics driver update.

Edit: Also a Asus VG248QE user here.

If you can get another GTX 780 really cheap, then it's worth it.

OK, right; I don't know if I'm sensitive to stuttering, but I definitely feel the frame dips to 75 FPS in BF4. I've found a GTX 770 for $169 shipped with a backplate, which isn't bad. Not a steal, but heck EVGA B-Stock is still $155 shipped sans backplate. The backplates used to be $20 anyways.
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