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Sabertooth X58 I-7 950 with 770 sli

Would it be worth the money to get another Asus GTX 770oc with the Sabertooth X58 I-7 950 set up? I can't see myself changing boards and cpu because I get good fps but I'm worried about a bottleneck if I go SLI. I have all the power and ram i need and I I play all the new shooter games if that helps.
Any advise? Thanks.
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    The i7-950 is still a fairly good CPU. YES, you will get some bottlenecking in games but your performance will be higher in all of them. I would guess at between 40% and 80% improvement depending on the game. NEWER games tend to scale better.

    I have the same card performance wise (Asus GTX680 at 1201MHz) and mostly have no issues getting to 60FPS at mostly MAX quality settings though I wouldn't mind a bit more performance in games like Metro 2033.

    The value of that is up to you. If you get 40FPS for example, you likely can get over 60FPS (and lock to 60FPS VSYNC ON?) with the 2nd card.

    If you already get 60FPS with a few light tweaks then I wouldn't bother.

    Some games like BF4 can be CPU-bottlenecked at times so in those instances another graphics card might not matter.

    PHYSX:
    I also have a few games that I disable PHYSX on (Mafia 2 I believe is one). If I had a 2nd card I'd likely have it enabled. Apparently some games work better with the main GTX770 assigned to the game and the 2nd one to PHYSX so you'd need to benchmark that per game (versus SLI for the game and PhysX at same time).
  2. photonboy said:
    The i7-950 is still a fairly good CPU. YES, you will get some bottlenecking in games but your performance will be higher in all of them. I would guess at between 40% and 80% improvement depending on the game. NEWER games tend to scale better.

    I have the same card performance wise (Asus GTX680 at 1201MHz) and mostly have no issues getting to 60FPS at mostly MAX quality settings though I wouldn't mind a bit more performance in games like Metro 2033.

    The value of that is up to you. If you get 40FPS for example, you likely can get over 60FPS (and lock to 60FPS VSYNC ON?) with the 2nd card.

    If you already get 60FPS with a few light tweaks then I wouldn't bother.

    Some games like BF4 can be CPU-bottlenecked at times so in those instances another graphics card might not matter.

    PHYSX:
    I also have a few games that I disable PHYSX on (Mafia 2 I believe is one). If I had a 2nd card I'd likely have it enabled. Apparently some games work better with the main GTX770 assigned to the game and the 2nd one to PHYSX so you'd need to benchmark that per game (versus SLI for the game and PhysX at same time).
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