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Two Graphics Cards vs One Graphics Card

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 23, 2011 3:29:44 AM

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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September 23, 2011 3:41:41 AM

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.
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September 23, 2011 4:05:42 AM

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
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September 23, 2011 6:55:38 PM

Alright, I did some more research and I'll go for the Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II graphics card! Thanks!
September 30, 2011 8:16:50 PM

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