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SLI or Stronger, Single GPU

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April 19, 2012 7:34:40 AM

Hey guys, right now i have a gtx 570 in my rig and i want some more power. Would you guys recommend buying another 570 and SLI'ing it? or save up a bit, sell my current 570 and buy a 7970? Any other suggestions are welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
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April 19, 2012 8:00:41 AM

A single 7970 seems better to me.
GTX 570 in SLi will be more cheaper but thee might be problems like micro-stuttering which on high end cards isn't much common though.
A single HD 7970 will consume less power too, than 570s in SLi. Further more, there would be overheating issues in SLi.

EDIT: Oh, and also, if going SLi, make sure you've got a good CPU.
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April 19, 2012 8:10:37 AM

LQ4594 said:
Hey guys, right now i have a gtx 570 in my rig and i want some more power. Would you guys recommend buying another 570 and SLI'ing it? or save up a bit, sell my current 570 and buy a 7970? Any other suggestions are welcome! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.


I agree with the above post.

If you are unable to sell your 570 for a decent price then just go SLi. Personally though, I prefer the single card route because it typically consumes less power which in turn also produces less heat.

I vote single card solution.


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April 19, 2012 8:17:24 AM

what would be a decent price for a used 570? $220?
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April 19, 2012 8:19:46 AM

LQ4594 said:
what would be a decent price for a used 570? $220?

How long have you been using it?
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April 19, 2012 8:24:24 AM

about 5 months
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April 19, 2012 8:26:58 AM

A 5 month old card for a $220 seems reasonable.
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April 19, 2012 8:30:59 AM

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April 19, 2012 8:32:56 AM

Thanks for the best answer.
And good luck. :) 
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April 19, 2012 8:52:25 AM

No problem and thanks a lot! :D 
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April 19, 2012 8:54:20 AM

You're welcome. :) 
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April 19, 2012 7:24:14 PM

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