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As the title says..

I can still nab it for $320 after rebate (To perfectly match the one i already have)

its not like I've hit any walls with my rig yet.....but I guess I'm just nervous (since I have yet to pick up Crysis 2) that I will not be able to play things as maxed out as i desired...I want to play Crysis and Crysis 2 with everything set to max basically at 1920x1200 and have it be playable

Also theres Skyrim and Battlefield 3 coming at the end of the year....and i want to play those with the pretty cranked up too

Would i be better off waiting for the GTX6xx series and getting a single card or should i just hop now, grab a second 570 and enjoy having a ludicrously fast computer? Or should i just **** and be happy with what i have for a few months lol
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Unless you're worried about somebody with a 590 being better than you... I'd wait for next generation! Especially if you haven't hit any walls with it yet. Overclock it if you want to squeeze a few more fps out of it
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you will be fine with a 570 for any modern game at 1920x1080. You only really need to sli if you are going to jump up to a higher resolution monitor. a 570 will run crysis 2 fine on your monitor. Crysis 2 graphics are actually pretty easy to run. As of right now they are only running on dx9 and are much easier on your machine than crysis 1 was.
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I'm in the same dilema. I'm just going to buy another GTX570. Most peeps on this site love SLI, and a few friends I have elsewhere say its the way to go. Like it or not running multiple cards is here to stay.
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I dont like sli. my 480s sli did not improve frame rate @ all in bc2, so i updated to 580 . i like the 900 mhz overclocks.
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Get one used
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post #7 of 26
Go for it. I don't regret SLIing mines. I haven't seen 590 3DMark11 results to compare yet. I assume this isn't legit?
edit: eh, I guess it's close http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...90,2898-5.html
8.9k vs 11.9k GPU score on 3DMark. Mines overclocked though, but I don't see the 590 going up by 3k in GPU score overclocking alone.
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I dont like sli. my 480s sli did not improve frame rate @ all in bc2, so i updated to 580 . i like the 900 mhz overclocks.

Really? I went from 80FPS to a stable 160FPS after SLIing.
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I wouldn't get a second one until you really need it. For one, the single card should be fine. Second, if you wait until your system starts having troubles the 570 will either be cheaper or something better will be out at a similar price point.
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post #9 of 26
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you will be fine with a 570 for any modern game at 1920x1080. You only really need to sli if you are going to jump up to a higher resolution monitor. a 570 will run crysis 2 fine on your monitor. Crysis 2 graphics are actually pretty easy to run. As of right now they are only running on dx9 and are much easier on your machine than crysis 1 was.
Eh? No Dx11?!!?!??! Why?!
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Hell yeah, dual GPU's are awesome!
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