Gtx 570 1.25gb SLI vs 1 Gtx 570 2.5gb

Hello,
I was just wondering which would perform better with playing games on ultra settings. I am planning on playing Skyrim on my new rig and was wondering which path to go to. Either Sli 2 GTX 570 1.25gb or just buy 1 GTX 570 2.5gb.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. 2 gtx 570 gives you ultimate performance.
    single gtx 570 gives beast performance.

    if budget is no issue then go for sli gtx 570.
  2. oky ... you should chose the gtx 570 2.5gb
  3. by the way what is your specs?
  4. sli vs single has same Vram but sli scaling can make textures more better.
  5. I currently have:

    Intel Core i7 2600k
    Asrock Extreme 7 gen 3
    G skill 8gb Ram
    OCZ 120 Agility 3 SSD[*
    Rosewill Lightning 1000Watts
    HD5770

    I just feel that the HD 5770 would bottle neck this current setup, I was thinking of just going with 1 GTX 570 1.25gb and upgrade later on when I need more power. Oh Also I play on a 22 inch LG 1080p screen.
  6. excellent build! then gtx 570 sli can make it more speedy hmm, sli later but with single 570 1.25gb you are able to maxed every game i'm sure 99%.
    leave ati card's..
  7. since you have a good system and the hd 5770 doesnt suite your specs you have to chose gtx 570 but if your budget is enough you can get sli them it will give you a great performance
  8. A 570 would be awesome on your set up
  9. get sli gtx 570 and download latest driver then see your pc performance.....i'm pretty sure when you maxed every game the fps should be more than 60.
  10. yeah i also agree with the progamer do it what he say
  11. I would highly recommend a single GTX 570. If you want more then purchase a second one, but who knows; a single one may be enough to satisfy your needs.
  12. You should always go single, the if it doesn't give the power you want add another.
  13. so what are you taking then
  14. 2x 1.25GB cards DO NOT = 2.5GB!!! Never mistake that. Each card gets ITS OWN VRAM.

    ALso, get the 1.25 gig cards if you aren't running on a 2560x1440 monitor or more.
  15. FtsArTek said:
    2x 1.25GB cards DO NOT = 2.5GB!!! Never mistake that. Each card gets ITS OWN VRAM.

    ALso, get the 1.25 gig cards if you aren't running on a 2560x1440 monitor or more.


    What about for a 24" LCD? I'm about to build a similar build like the OP. I have the 4890 that I'm replacing. I was contemplating a 6950, crossfire 6950, GTX570 or sli gtx 570. I heard SLI is easier and has less possible trouble than crossfiring. I haven't had a NVidia card since the last one I had exploded 8 yrs ago.
  16. Whatever card you decide on, just try one out first and if you really need more performance than purchase another.
  17. If you are basing your graphics card purchase on skyrim then you are already set as skyrim doesn't require much gpu power...for other games down the road I'd also go with getting 1 gtx570 and buying another if you need it later.
  18. Get the GTX 570 1.25 GB sli.
  19. Quick Question. Isn't the GTX570 over a year old? It's still the king? What about the 6970?
  20. mikeny said:
    Quick Question. Isn't the GTX570 over a year old? It's still the king? What about the 6970?

    CF hd 6970 = micro stuttering
  21. pro-gamer said:
    CF hd 6970 = micro stuttering



    Hmm, I think my posts are disappearing. Yes, when I was at Micorcenter, a person said micro-shuttering and antiquing could happen but less so when doing a SLI setup. If I do one card; Im torn between a 6970 or 570. Im not a AMD/ATI fanboy; just want to make the right choice for my setup and maximize my settings aka ultra settings. Im getting 29-30FR on APB and beginning to notice some hiccuping.
  22. mikeny said:
    Hmm, I think my posts are disappearing. Yes, when I was at Micorcenter, a person said micro-shuttering and antiquing could happen but less so when doing a SLI setup. If I do one card; Im torn between a 6970 or 570. Im not a AMD/ATI fanboy; just want to make the right choice for my setup and maximize my settings aka ultra settings. Im getting 29-30FR on APB and beginning to notice some hiccuping.

    Don't...
    Hijack a topic. Stick to the original conversation.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  23. Mousemonkey said:
    Don't...
    Hijack a topic. Stick to the original conversation.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first


    What exactly am I doing? Conversation from OP is about 570. I'm looking for a new video card and the 570 was where I saw everyone pointing. I was going to go to 6950 but notice how the 570 is getting more votes and I mentioned crossfire, a person mentioned micro-shuttering. When he mentioned that, the Microcenter person said the same thing which was why I was possibly leaning to 570/SLI. I'm torn and not sure which way to go. Instead of making a new thread and duplicating this, I was asking on here. Don't the rules say not to duplicate threads and search first? Found this thread while they were on topic about the 570. The end. It would of been nice to let me know beforehand that you were deleting my replies because I thought it was my connection.
  24. mikeny said:
    What exactly am I doing? Conversation from OP is about 570. I'm looking for a new video card and the 570 was where I saw everyone pointing. I was going to go to 6950 but notice how the 570 is getting more votes and I mentioned crossfire, a person mentioned micro-shuttering. When he mentioned that, the Microcenter person said the same thing which was why I was possibly leaning to 570/SLI. I'm torn and not sure which way to go. Instead of making a new thread and duplicating this, I was asking on here. Don't the rules say not to duplicate threads and search first? Found this thread while they were on topic about the 570. The end. It would of been nice to let me know beforehand that you were deleting my replies because I thought it was my connection.

    The rule say don't hijack somebody else's question thread with your own question, so no I don't have to let you know you have to comply with the rules.
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