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Sli 570 or single gtx 680 for 1080p

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April 12, 2012 12:48:29 AM

so i have a gtx 570 right now and thinkin about gettin another one but jus cant decide... im gettin the benq xl2420tx so i can play 3d as well and my resolution wont pass 1080p
so should i get a another 570 for like $250 or sell this one ( its like a year old) and get a gtx 680 and thats like 500 in canada i mean will it worth the $500 dollars where i can jus get another gtx 570 and do the sli system, plus i wonder about the 3d gaming on single gtx 680 vs sli 570...which one would give me a better performance.Should i consider the vram differences or 1080p will be fine on 1.26gb vram on gtx 570
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April 12, 2012 12:56:10 AM

I imagine the the reason you initially chose the 570 was that you could later SLI it as an upgrade.

It is the cheaper option, and for the most part, it'll be of similar performance of a GTX 680. Currently, except for perhaps BF3, the 570 has plenty of vram. In BF3 you might not be able to play completely maxed by what I've been reading, but you can get almost completely maxed. I find with 3D vision, there is not much need for AA which reduces vram requirements a lot.

I don't know about the future, but for now, I'd think two 570's is the best route.
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April 12, 2012 12:59:40 AM

thegameon said:
so i have a gtx 570 right now and thinkin about gettin another one but jus cant decide... im gettin the benq xl2420tx so i can play 3d as well and my resolution wont pass 1080p
so should i get a another 570 for like $250 or sell this one ( its like a year old) and get a gtx 680 and thats like 500 in canada i mean will it worth the $500 dollars where i can jus get another gtx 570 and do the sli system, plus i wonder about the 3d gaming on single gtx 680 vs sli 570...which one would give me a better performance.Should i consider the vram differences or 1080p will be fine on 1.26gb vram on gtx 570


dont buy another one, save the money and buy a 27inch monitor
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April 12, 2012 1:02:52 AM

i actually played bf3 with a single 570 and get 45-70fps its pretty smooth as well i was surprised all settings are maxed out as well and i like the way u say for now thats a problem too. I wonder how long am i gona be on the safe side with sli 570s cuz i wanna play the next metro game and crysis 2 played with a singel its pretty smooth but fps is around 30-40 i wish sli could have used the both graphics cards ram i know it doesnt double the memory amount and it gives u like 60-70% percent gain on the fps but then again when u sli both cards, one renders only half of the screen right so vram usage is from both cards and each card uses its on vram for that half of the screen ? am i correct
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April 12, 2012 1:05:13 AM

gameridgoeshere said:
dont buy another one, save the money and buy a 27inch monitor


i know someone was gona say that and i considered that too but no because true 24 is enough with benqs latest display cuz i was thinkin about gettin the asus vg278 i think and its 27' but its 180 dollars more expensive and they both included the 3d vision 2nd gen glasses so i think its stupid to pay 180 dollars more for extra 3 inches with same quality
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April 12, 2012 1:10:08 AM

Most games in SLI do alternate frame rendering (AFR). That means each 570 renders it's own frames. Both cards will need the same amount of ram as if you aren't in SLI. If 3D vision is your aim, then you do need about 75% more power for the same FPS and as I mentioned, AA because less important, which is one of the settings that would most likely free up enough vram to not be an issue.

I was running 470's before I got the 680, mostly due to noise, but the 680 is faster for sure, about 30-50% faster, but the 570's will be about the same as a 680. I can't max everything now, but that's not due to vram. I also never ran into problems with vram with the 470's, which have the same amount as 570's.

The problem is, none of us can see into the future, but at 1080p, the odds are low you'll need much more vram in the near future.
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April 20, 2012 6:39:14 PM

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April 20, 2012 8:28:12 PM

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