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September 11, 2013 8:34:28 PM

I am thinking of going with dual gtx 760's but wondering how noticeable the difference is when gaming. I have a 60'' 1080p 120hz display and wondering if I will notice a drastic change in the way the game "feels". Just curious if anyone out there has experience with SLI and noticed a significant difference. I guess simply put, Is it worth the extra 250 bucks or should I use that to beef up my build elsewhere (such as SSD or nicer cooling options)?
September 11, 2013 8:52:59 PM

Pilbo_Baggins said:
I am thinking of going with dual gtx 760's but wondering how noticeable the difference is when gaming. I have a 60'' 1080p 120hz display and wondering if I will notice a drastic change in the way the game "feels". Just curious if anyone out there has experience with SLI and noticed a significant difference. I guess simply put, Is it worth the extra 250 bucks or should I use that to beef up my build elsewhere (such as SSD or nicer cooling options)?


At 1080p you will be able to max out almost every game out there at 60 FPS with a single GTX 760. If you do buy 2 cards, it wont feel any different than 1, you will just get better frame rates that will be noticeable in games like Crysis 3. Usually people that run 2 cards in a SLI or Crossfire setup buy a single card first, and then when that card cannot keep up with the current games they add a second card. I personally would take the $500 and buy the best single card you can, then in a year or two when it's starting to show it's age maybe add a second one. Or, like you said, buy a single GTX 760 and then use the other $250 for better components elsewhere. The only thing I would recommend doing for sure is buying a 4GB card whether you go SLI or single. Battlefield 4 is already suggesting 3GB of VRAM and I myself just hit 1950mb of VRAM usage playing BioShock Infinite on max settings. It would suck to have dual 760's and end up being bottle necked by not enough memory. Like I said, if it were me, I'd buy take the $500 and buy a single card (either a 760 or 770 if you like Nvidia) and use the left over money somewhere else. If you do go with 2 cards now I don't think you will be disappointed, but it's almost unnecessary at 1080p for the time being. Also, a with a single card you don't have to worry about micro stuttering, games that don't support or scale well in SLI and the other small but sometimes annoying side effects that come along with a dual card setup. Hope this helps!
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September 11, 2013 9:08:42 PM

Zero Cool said:
Pilbo_Baggins said:
I am thinking of going with dual gtx 760's but wondering how noticeable the difference is when gaming. I have a 60'' 1080p 120hz display and wondering if I will notice a drastic change in the way the game "feels". Just curious if anyone out there has experience with SLI and noticed a significant difference. I guess simply put, Is it worth the extra 250 bucks or should I use that to beef up my build elsewhere (such as SSD or nicer cooling options)?


At 1080p you will be able to max out almost every game out there at 60 FPS with a single GTX 760. If you do buy 2 cards, it wont feel any different than 1, you will just get better frame rates that will be noticeable in games like Crysis 3. Usually people that run 2 cards in a SLI or Crossfire setup buy a single card first, and then when that card cannot keep up with the current games they add a second card. I personally would take the $500 and buy the best single card you can, then in a year or two when it's starting to show it's age maybe add a second one. Or, like you said, buy a single GTX 760 and then use the other $250 for better components elsewhere. The only thing I would recommend doing for sure is buying a 4GB card whether you go SLI or single. Battlefield 4 is already suggesting 3GB of VRAM and I myself just hit 1950mb of VRAM usage playing BioShock Infinite on max settings. It would suck to have dual 760's and end up being bottle necked by not enough memory. Like I said, if it were me, I'd buy take the $500 and buy a single card (either a 760 or 770 if you like Nvidia) and use the left over money somewhere else. If you do go with 2 cards now I don't think you will be disappointed, but it's almost unnecessary at 1080p for the time being. Also, a with a single card you don't have to worry about micro stuttering, games that don't support or scale well in SLI and the other small but sometimes annoying side effects that come along with a dual card setup. Hope this helps!


It definitely does, thank you. I found some single card options and was wondering your thoughts. I found a Zotac gtx 680 for 335 bucks and the EVGA 770 hovering around 4 and the EVGA 760 4gb for 3. Which would you suggest for a single card solution?? I will be OC'ing.
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September 11, 2013 9:27:34 PM

Pilbo_Baggins said:
Zero Cool said:
Pilbo_Baggins said:
I am thinking of going with dual gtx 760's but wondering how noticeable the difference is when gaming. I have a 60'' 1080p 120hz display and wondering if I will notice a drastic change in the way the game "feels". Just curious if anyone out there has experience with SLI and noticed a significant difference. I guess simply put, Is it worth the extra 250 bucks or should I use that to beef up my build elsewhere (such as SSD or nicer cooling options)?


At 1080p you will be able to max out almost every game out there at 60 FPS with a single GTX 760. If you do buy 2 cards, it wont feel any different than 1, you will just get better frame rates that will be noticeable in games like Crysis 3. Usually people that run 2 cards in a SLI or Crossfire setup buy a single card first, and then when that card cannot keep up with the current games they add a second card. I personally would take the $500 and buy the best single card you can, then in a year or two when it's starting to show it's age maybe add a second one. Or, like you said, buy a single GTX 760 and then use the other $250 for better components elsewhere. The only thing I would recommend doing for sure is buying a 4GB card whether you go SLI or single. Battlefield 4 is already suggesting 3GB of VRAM and I myself just hit 1950mb of VRAM usage playing BioShock Infinite on max settings. It would suck to have dual 760's and end up being bottle necked by not enough memory. Like I said, if it were me, I'd buy take the $500 and buy a single card (either a 760 or 770 if you like Nvidia) and use the left over money somewhere else. If you do go with 2 cards now I don't think you will be disappointed, but it's almost unnecessary at 1080p for the time being. Also, a with a single card you don't have to worry about micro stuttering, games that don't support or scale well in SLI and the other small but sometimes annoying side effects that come along with a dual card setup. Hope this helps!


It definitely does, thank you. I found some single card options and was wondering your thoughts. I found a Zotac gtx 680 for 335 bucks and the EVGA 770 hovering around 4 and the EVGA 760 4gb for 3. Which would you suggest for a single card solution?? I will be OC'ing.


I personally would skip the 680 which leaves the 2 EVGA's. Since you'll be overclocking here are a couple of benchmarks of the 2 cards maxed out.

Here's the 760:



And the 770:



When overclocked the 760 performs at the same level as a stock 770 and the 770 gets pretty close to a stock 780. From a value standpoint, the 760 is the better deal. If squeezing a few extra months, maybe even a year out of the card before upgrading, then the 770 is the better choice. If it where me, I'd probably go with the 770 because I prefer single card setups. However, if you're confident you will be adding another card down later down the road, I'd say go for the 760 and buy another one in a year or so when they are under $200. Here is a price to performance chart of all the current cards. You'll see the 760 is 25% better than the 770.



Hope this helps too!
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September 11, 2013 9:40:58 PM

You totally just Yoda'd me. Thanks a bunch dude. I dont think the 20 extra fps is worth the extra 150 bucks.
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September 11, 2013 9:43:50 PM

Pilbo_Baggins said:
You totally just Yoda'd me. Thanks a bunch dude. I dont think the 20 extra fps is worth the extra 150 bucks.


Hahaha no problem man, glad I could help!
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