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SLI or CrossFire.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 15, 2012 1:27:44 AM

Hey guys,

I'm wondering what i should choose to get the best performance. I have a limited budget and i have narrowed it down to two choices.

Nvidia Geforce 550 ti 1GB (SLI) or AMD radeon 6850 1GB (CrossFire).

I have looked at many reviews and from what i can tell is the AMD card out performs the Nvidia but i like the physx that the Nvidia card provides as more and more games are supporting it and as of now AMD doesn't provide that.

But all the same i will like some input, anyother suggestions would also be apprecated.

Thanks a lot.

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a b À AMD
February 15, 2012 1:29:31 AM

don't get either!!! low end crossfire and sli sucks and is full of bad stuff.

get a single card thats the same price as those. Something like the 560ti or 6950.

Also the 6850 crossfire is much much faster than the 550ti SLI considering the 6850 is a lot faster than the 550 ti.

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a b U Graphics card
February 15, 2012 2:52:10 AM

definatly get a powerfull single card over a low end SLI / CFX config.

and you can always expand later on with a single card.

the only reason to go with a SLI / CFX solution is if there is no single GPU card avaliable that gives you the desired performance. Because its alomst always cheaper, quieter, less power draw & less problems with a single GPU config
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February 15, 2012 12:42:57 PM

Thanks guys, i was thinking that a higher-end single card would be better.

February 15, 2012 12:43:12 PM

Best answer selected by lucasrivers.
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a c 172 Î Nvidia
a b À AMD
February 15, 2012 2:18:54 PM

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