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I like 47 fps to feel smooth. You can't get that with sli. Bigger numbers doesn't mean smoother by any means. People who have tested it for themselves would agree. It's so noticeable you can even see it in youtube videos.
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I went straight to the two most powerful card at that time and one year later, its still holding up. It's all about e-peen.
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Doing sli/cf rigs is like using ht, it is useless for a lot of people, but some people get it just because it "performs better". If a single card is performing great in all the games you love to play, why get another one? That is just my opinion however.

The only real uses for multi-gpu's are if you are a folder, if you are a bencher, or you game at really high resolutions like multi-display and 2560x1600.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
GTX580 is faster. Even if GTX460 might get 3-4 more fps in average GTX580 will get more consistent fps.
Sorry your incorrect. Its widely known 2 460s are faster, there are multiple benchmarks, infact EVERY benchmark shows you the same thing. Ive been looking at them since the 580 came out and comparing

Oh and probably also the fact that:

A. your getting ripped off on new/topend hardware period
B. you can NEVER get a single solution for around the same price and performance (See A.)
C. I just found a 580 bench on unigene 2.1 using 16af, 4aa normal tess 1920x1080 = 44.8
http://www.geeks3d.com/20101105/gtx-...-sli-vs-xfire/
I just ran the same test and scored 58.1 with my 460s.

My minimum was 31.3 compared to 17,3 of the 580. Id say most people have a smooth experience with sli/crossfire, which is why they arnt complaining hence you dont hear about it.
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started with budget rig and the itch of upgrade made you step up for countless time.
AMD 770 X2 5000+ BE -790X 955 BE x4 - P55 i5 750 - X58 i7 950
8800GTS/ 4850 -4890 - 5850 - 5870 -480 - SLI in 15 months.

I should see a doctor.
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^^ jeasus christ man lol dont upgrade for at least another 4 years!
nice rig tho

I had an i5 and 5850 like you, didnt see the point in a CPU upgrade so I sold my 5850 and got 2 460`s
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
^^ jeasus christ man lol dont upgrade for at least another 4 years!
nice rig tho

I had an i5 and 5850 like you, didnt see the point in a CPU upgrade so I sold my 5850 and got 2 460`s
I tell myself everyday not to
P55+i5 750 is the best cost effective config, no point in a CPU upgrade as you said, but I underestimated my itch of upgrade and went for a P55A-UD3P thinking the X16/x4 is the perfect single card+PhysX config but soon found out it's a dead end for CF/SLI.

IMO, get as many PCIe x16 slots, and the less one may upgrade the rig.
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I like 47 fps to feel smooth. You can't get that with sli. Bigger numbers doesn't mean smoother by any means. People who have tested it for themselves would agree. It's so noticeable you can even see it in youtube videos.
I do not agree. Had 570sli, single 580, went with 560sli. I tested it myself.
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