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Surround too because of the two gb gtx 560
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Back in 2009 I got a 4870x2 since it was cheaper than buying 2x 4870's, now I'm considering upgrading to 2x 6970 CF rather than a 6990. Reason being since I have a CF capable motherboard I might as well use it.
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Sli never feels as smooth as a single card setup. I've played with it for years.
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ive been using dual card setups for years now (8800 ultra SLI, 4870 CF, 5870CF, 5970 and 6870CF) I've never had any major issues with them. I think the guys who own a single card setup should try it first before giving false infos. I think they read on other guys complaints too much and usually the PEBKAC
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Sli never feels as smooth as a single card setup. I've played with it for years.
I've been using SLi sets since 3dfx days, and have always had 2-4 NVIDIA GPUs in my computer since NVIDIA reintroduced it back in 2004.

What you're saying just isn't true, but I can see why you might say it.

Microstutter- NVIDIA has addressed this with driver improvements, but it can still happen on any multi GPU rig when the framerate swings between very low and very high. People with SLi/CF tend to run higher AA settings, which can cause fps to dip.

Load balancing- back in the DX9 days of mixed mode AFR/SFR due to MSs 3 frame render ahead limitation, it seemed to me the quad SLi drivers felt a bit less responsive. These days with multiple AFR methods this is also improved.

All that said, to me SLi should be used to attain levels of performance that can't be achieved with one card. So a 460SLi rig would be too close to a 580 for me unless necessary for 3 panels. I've been using two 2GB GTX560s to drive three 19X10 panels lately, works very well.
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I've been using SLi sets since 3dfx days, and have always had 2-4 NVIDIA GPUs in my computer since NVIDIA reintroduced it back in 2004.

What you're saying just isn't true, but I can see why you might say it.

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Agreed.

Everytime I read a comment now where someone says 'single GPU setups are always better then dual GPU setups' I just shake my head and move along.
Thier loss.

In many cases two midrange GPU's have scorched high end GPU's for less money.
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Why do people go SLI/CF with new rigs?Because we want too.
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Becasue they like Global Warming
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Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Agreed.

Everytime I read a comment now where someone says 'single GPU setups are always better then dual GPU setups' I just shake my head and move along.
Thier loss.

In many cases two midrange GPU's have scorched high end GPU's for less money.
Idk why people are hating on them, you have a sli crossfire mb why not use it? I have a single card and i was tjinking when i bought it o you can just get another later but by the time i do its too late and the 2 older cards are gettin beat by two lower end cards.
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