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November 19, 2013 3:55:38 AM

I have a single 670 GTX and im after a new screen to go to 1440p,

This is around the time of year (Black Friday) where i want to be upgrading, but where would i go with it? SLI? or do i want to be selling and getting a new GPU altogether?

I run a AX750PSU.

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November 19, 2013 3:28:56 PM

clutchc said:
If this is your PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
... I would look to get a 2nd GTX 670 and do SLI. That is, if you have a 2nd PCIe X16 slot that isn't X4 bandwidth. What MB do you have?


Corsair ax750 PSU

And I have the as rock extreme 4 z77 board so that's possible, but would that benefit me? Still only 2gb or vram, but would post close to a 780 performance wise,
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November 19, 2013 3:41:54 PM

Most folks here would suggest going with a single high-end card over SLI. But I disagree. I have been using SLI and CF systems for several years. Your Dual GTX 670s would give you more graphics capability than a single GTX 780. And for far less money.
But like you say, gaming at 2560x1440 with 2GB VRAM is OK for today's games. But who knows in the future. And you will definitely want more than a single GTX 670 for that bigger display to get the same frame rate you are used to at 1080p.

If you were to go with a GTX 780 instead of a 2nd GTX 670, you would always be able to add a 2nd GTX 780 in the future. That's probably the wiser way to go.
November 19, 2013 4:12:59 PM

clutchc said:
Most folks here would suggest going with a single high-end card over SLI. But I disagree. I have been using SLI and CF systems for several years. Your Dual GTX 670s would give you more graphics capability than a single GTX 780. And for far less money.
But like you say, gaming at 2560x1440 with 2GB VRAM is OK for today's games. But who knows in the future. And you will definitely want more than a single GTX 670 for that bigger display to get the same frame rate you are used to at 1080p.

If you were to go with a GTX 780 instead of a 2nd GTX 670, you would always be able to add a 2nd GTX 780 in the future. That's probably the wiser way to go.


isn't it mostly because not everything supports SLI/Xfire dual GPU card setups?
I think a single card set up is still the "safer" way out since you never know what can go wrong with 2 cards, I realize that this can be applied to single card setups too but it's a placebo effect I suppose.

Anyways, OP in your case I agree with clutchc, you still have a fairly strong GPU card so upgrading to a single card setup would be a waste of both money and your GTX 670 imo, SLI would be more practical.
November 19, 2013 5:13:36 PM

If there are any modern games that don't support SLI, I haven't found them yet. And if there are, they probably don't require SLI because they are low end graphically.
From my limited testing, I've found that I get between 75% and 85% improvement in frame rate over a single card. This has been with both CF and SLI. There's an occasional micro-stutter issue, but it is usually so minor that I have to actively watch for it.
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