SLI - worth it?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by SSJBillClinton, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. SSJBillClinton

    SSJBillClinton Master Guru

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    Hey guys, I've recently been making bank off youtube and was saving it up for a GTX780, but then I realised I will have enough money (assuming they're around the £500-600 mark) for a second one after a couple of months.
    My only experience with 2 graphics cards was 2 6950's in crossfire, and that was a horrible microstuttery time, with 9/10 new releases showing worse performance with crossfire enabled instead of using 1 card.

    I'm only interested in single monitor 1920x1080 gaming, but keeping a high framerate with maxed out graphics and 4x MSAA or equivalent is desirable as I have a 144Hz monitor and I'm a bit of a graphics whore.

    So, how is the scaling with new titles, how's the microstutter if there is any?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    nah sli is smooth sailing
     
  3. StealBalls

    StealBalls Banned

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    LOL is it worth it? you NEED it - likely QUAD SLI !


    I think sli performs pretty good tbh so yeah it's worth it, for you it's a necessity - IMO.
     
  4. SSJBillClinton

    SSJBillClinton Master Guru

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    I don't really care if I get 120FPS for everything, just as long as I get at least 60FPS+ for demanding stuff (Crysis 3 blah blah) I'm happy, 120FPS or higher for console ports etc.
     

  5. HeavyHemi

    HeavyHemi Ancient Guru

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    If you want to maintain Crysis 3 at a min of 60 FPS @ 1920x1080 with all the eye candy, you'll need SLI.
     
  6. TwoPlusTwo

    TwoPlusTwo Master Guru

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    Absolutely worth it.

    Go for it, you won't regret it.
     
  7. SSJBillClinton

    SSJBillClinton Master Guru

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    Yeah I figured, I was just using that as an example as I don't care if something that demanding isn't running at 120FPS. 60FPS is good enough for me (mostly)!
     
  8. DAWG1

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    My 670 sli has worked well. No stuttering at all in surround vision. Scaling is great too. Go for it. You'll be happy you did.
     
  9. Drunken Shooter

    Drunken Shooter Ancient Guru

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    I will put it to you this way if you don't need it don't waste your money for it, now if that's not an issue then second make sure you power requirements are met and that you have very good cooling, for me it was a viable option as it works well enough that its given me time to wait for the 700 series of GPUs.
     
  10. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Totally worth it. Way better experience than what I expected.
     

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