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Thinking about GTX 670 SLI - Opinions?

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July 5, 2013 9:26:47 AM

I currently have a single MSI GTX 670 OC Power Edition, and was thinking about picking another one up.

I understand its cheaper to get another one, but I was thinking about trying to sell it and get a GTX 770.

My question is, should I SLI two of these MSI cards or try to sell it and get a 770?
July 5, 2013 9:29:42 AM

What resolution are you gaming at? Also what is the rest of your system including psu?

Will just give us an idea of all the variables :D 

Edit : just seen the sig of your computer. No idea how I missed it the first time. Either way the resolution you play at will be relevant to upgrading but it is always better to have a single card over an sli/xfire setup if you can although at higher resolutions an sli setup would do you proud. Price is also a big consideration.
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July 5, 2013 9:30:39 AM

770 is nice but i think i'd rather have 670 SLI
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July 5, 2013 9:33:24 AM

Cerb3rus said:
I currently have a single MSI GTX 670 OC Power Edition, and was thinking about picking another one up.

I understand its cheaper to get another one, but I was thinking about trying to sell it and get a GTX 770.

My question is, should I SLI two of these MSI cards or try to sell it and get a 770?


Hi - I would sell it & get the gtx770, which seems to be an excellent price/performance card.
And, with out knowing your PSU situation, it is conceivable you would have
to upgrade it as well to SLI 2 670's.. And then there is the xtra heat SLI will add,
and potential microstuttering.

The 770 has a noticeable improvement vs the 670. Yes, 670SLI
will yield better performance. But, I'd still opt for a single GPU for
the reasons stated above.

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July 5, 2013 9:39:47 AM

MEMOFLEX said:
What resolution are you gaming at? Also what is the rest of your system including psu?

Will just give us an idea of all the variables :D 


Well as of right now I am on a single 24 inch at 1080p, but I do plan on going to multiple 24/27" depending on the monitors I pick up.

System is HAF XM
i5-3570k (Water Cooled)
ASRock Extreme4 LGA1155
OCZ 750w PSU
8gb DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengence
MSI GTX 670 OC Power Edition

And yeah, I have had an SLI setup before, and considering the card is only 5 months old I wanted to try and figure out my next upgrade path without breaking the bank.

Heat wouldn't be too much of an issue with me, but I would hate to run into the same amount of micro stuttering that I had in the past with previous cards.

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July 5, 2013 9:51:00 AM

Cerb3rus said:
MEMOFLEX said:
What resolution are you gaming at? Also what is the rest of your system including psu?

Will just give us an idea of all the variables :D 


Well as of right now I am on a single 24 inch at 1080p, but I do plan on going to multiple 24/27" depending on the monitors I pick up.

System is HAF XM
i5-3570k (Water Cooled)
ASRock Extreme4 LGA1155
OCZ 750w PSU
8gb DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengence
MSI GTX 670 OC Power Edition

And yeah, I have had an SLI setup before, and considering the card is only 5 months old I wanted to try and figure out my next upgrade path without breaking the bank.

Heat wouldn't be too much of an issue with me, but I would hate to run into the same amount of micro stuttering that I had in the past with previous cards.



Its a tough one matey. With multiple monitors I would suggest multiple gfx cards depending upon what games you play and adding a second 670 would give you a powerful setup. Microstutter is something I have never ran into with an sli setup but have heard of plenty who have so wouldn't suggest on this, especially as you have your own experiences.

The counter arguement is that you don't have those screens yet and a single 670 should be more than sufficient at 1080p and adding a second would be overkill. Buying the 770 would give you a boost over the current 670 although not by huge margins and a second can be added later if need be. If you can get some decent money back on the 670 to at least level the initial outlay for new card then the 770 is the better option.

If it were me and I could get the extra 670 for a decent price then I would go with this as the 770 just isn't enough of a boost for me to warrant the upgrade (hence still on 560 ti sli @1080p). Yes an sli 770 setup in the future would be an improvement but would cost a lot more in the long run without offering huge gains although they would be significant.

Just my thoughts :D 
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July 5, 2013 10:03:20 AM

If I would get another 670, the question is should I just get some reference cheaper 670?

Unless I get an EXACT card I have used for cheap (which I have yet to find) the card I have is only 50 dollars less than a 770.
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