Two Graphics Cards vs One Graphics Card

So, I'm going to be building my first Gaming PC in a few months! :bounce:

I've been doing some research and I'll be going for the Asus GTX 560 TI DirectCU II Top graphics card overclocked to 900MHz.

The question is: is it more beneficial to have two graphics cards (in this case, two of the graphics card mentioned above) rather than one?

What are the advantages?

If I have two Asus GTX 560 TI DirectCU II Top cards, will it consume more energy when playing a demanding game like Crysis 2 versus just having one?

Note: I will be playing in 1920x1080 resolution.

Thanks in advance!
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    If you have two GTX 560 TI graphics cards, then of course they will consume more power than a single GTX 560 TI. How much? About 2x more. Makes sense?

    I never SLI'ed or XFired two video cards together. I prefer a single powerful video card. due to less potential issues such as:

    1. Not all games support SLI or XFire. But I assume the more popular big budget games will.
    2. Less potential driver issues.
    3. Some people complain about micro stuttering in some games.
  2. Most games would do fine with one 560 ti, but for Crysis 2 you should consider getting two in SLI. If you want to stick with a single card you may as well spend a little more for a 570
  3. Alright, I did some more research and I'll go for the Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II graphics card! Thanks!
  4. Best answer selected by solinvictus01.
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