I've recently purchased my system and I'm fairly content with it at this stage, but I was starting to wonder if I should invest in another GPU for Sli or rather get a 570/580 instead for future proofing?
My Current Specs:
2 x 4Gb 1333Mhz
Cougar 700w PSU
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC @ 1920x1080
I quickly tested running Sli for the first time yesterday with a Inno3d GTX 560 Ti and in games like BF3 and Skyrim, the increase wasn't all that noticeable and still had some "stuttering" on Ultra in BF3.
I haven't really done any benchmarks with the setup and just played a bit and swapped it out again, is there any benchmark application I could use that would give me a fairly accurate indication of what my gameplay experience would be like?
The issue with mocro stuttering is minimal with the GTX 560 ti (or GTX 470) unless you are maxing out AA. If you have no set budget a GTX 580 SLI setup of a dual ASUS Mars II would be the ultimate gaming solution (never mind the price of $3000).
I hear a lot of good and bad about the 560ti in SLI, I'll just toss out my 2 cents, mine are great. I have not noticed any of "stuttering" problems I hear about. This build is one of the best I have ever had, it's amazingly fast and completely smooth, and yes, depending on what game you are playing, and how high you turn up the settings, the 560ti's in SLI can make a huge difference.
I do have my 2600K clocked to 4.4ghz I am sure that helps some.