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Two 650 GTX in SLI, or One 660 TI?

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November 1, 2012 10:18:29 PM

Hey guys,

I currently have a 560 TI 448 in my rig, and I'm looking to upgrade. I was wondering if 2 650 GTX cards in SLI would be better or worse than 1 660 TI GTX. Cards are on sale and I can get the two 650's for less than the one 660 TI.

Also, I would be looking to WC these blocks, so if anyone has any experience with these cards it would be helpful to know how hot/loud they get without waterblocks on them, because buying 2 FC blocks would ruin savings I get.

Please feel free to share recommendations!

Thanks

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November 2, 2012 1:17:12 AM

If you can get 100% scaling for the game(s) you want to play, and avoid microstutter, you might break even performance-wise.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/647?vs=680

I would go with the single 660ti myself.

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November 3, 2012 10:38:21 AM

Pretty sure 650 dont sli. gotta be 660ti or above to do so.
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November 3, 2012 11:13:18 AM

Apparently 550ti does but 650ti doesn't.
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November 7, 2012 12:29:06 AM

You could try to get another 560ti, as the 650 apparently can't be set up in SLI. Or go with a single gtx660ti, that way you avoid potential problems such as microstutter, driver issues, or scaling issues that can be present in certain games when running in a multiple GPU setup. Also I doubt that they make waterblocks for the 650, and for the price of the waterblocks themselves I would simply get a better, non reference card (custom cooler).

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=647
The gtx660ti does perform close to twice as well in certain games than a stock 560ti, so depending on how well a second gtx560ti would scale, it would be a good choice to go with the gtx660ti.

Hope this helps!
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November 7, 2012 2:53:11 AM

Thanks guys, for letting me know the 650 won't run in SLI, it made the choice easier. Probably going with the 660ti then. Thanks!
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November 7, 2012 2:54:19 AM

Best answer selected by BoRealBobadilla.
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