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post #1 of 21
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Like the title says

I want to hear from owners of nvidia 400 series or even the 500 series if doing 3 sli is worth the trouble....

Im thinking of doing it because I know this cards are getting hard to find new Specially the MSI
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i was just in a previous thread talking about tri sli and the improvement over sli and tri sli is apparently only a 30% improvement, over sli it self. So really you would prob get better performace selling your current 470 and try to get a GTX580 to pwn with. nuph said lol.
 
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post #3 of 21
keep the 470 sli till the next GTX600 series...
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Keep what you have... Unless you have money to blow then get 580 SLI
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I dont really want to get the 580
I have cooling blocks for my 470 and I have both cards OC to 860/1600/1800 with no problems, I think with those spec running it on SLI is slightly faster than a 580.

Im Going to upgrade to Ivybridge next year then i will be getting the new card that is out, but for now should I just buy a 3rd 470? will it benefit my computer running 3sli on games like metro, Crysis 2?
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The 470s scale very well and 3 for surround if that is your plan.
You don't really need a MSI card. You can SLI with any other 470s you like.
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I dont really want to get the 580
I have cooling blocks for my 470 and I have both cards OC to 860/1600/1800 with no problems, I think with those spec running it on SLI is slightly faster than a 580.
No, 470 at 860 won't match a 580 still.
And its more than just the core speed.
The 580 has more memory and higher memory speed, which helps a huge lot in surround.
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post #8 of 21
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The 470s scale very well and 3 for surround if that is your plan.
You don't really need a MSI card. You can SLI with any other 470s you like.
yes Im doing surround right now and would be nice if I can get more FPS by adding 1 more card. but some people say that they have more problems running 3 cards than 2 cards in SLI

if its true that I will get about 30% increase in 3SLI then it will be worth it
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I think it is a worthy consideraton for GTX470 3-way SLI, primarily you are running 3 monitors at 3x1920x1200.

Read this 3-way SLI GTX470 review. The limitation mentioned of the CPU would not apply to your situation as you are running a much larger resolution than the tested 1920x1200/2560x1600. I would expect a noticeable gain in framerate when going from 2-way to 3-way.

Link:http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...y-sli-review/1

However, 2 areas need your attention:
a. Power
You will need a more powerful PSU than your current 850W. I would go with either the Corsair AX-1200 or Antec's HCP 1200. At least, 1000W should be used.

b. Heat
This will probably be easily solved if you put the 3rd GTX470 into the loop. Even if not watercooled, putting the 3rd on the last slot of your UD-3R mobo should also work out.
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Originally Posted by trekman View Post
yes Im doing surround right now and would be nice if I can get more FPS by adding 1 more card. but some people say that they have more problems running 3 cards than 2 cards in SLI

if its true that I will get about 30% increase in 3SLI then it will be worth it
I had 3-way 470s before my current setup.
Its not 30% flat increase. Really depends on the game.
But yes, you will get a decent increase and there are no problems running 3 cards in SLI. It works great and the extra horse power is awesome.
4-way is a different matter. Most games don't scale to 4, or scale very little.

Edit:
Also what windfire says is true. You will need a stronger PSU. They will consume close to 1000 watt if you keep them OCed pretty high.
My 1050W PSU was not enough for 3 cards + gts250 for physx.
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