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2 570's 2.5GB sli vs 1 670

my rig is

ASUS Rampage iii Formula Motherboard
Intel i7 960 @ 3.2 GHz stock
Corsair H70 cooler
12GB of Corsair Dominator RAM
EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB

Should I spend $320 and get a second 570 2.5GB for SLI or sell my 570 and get a 670 for $399? With Battlefield 3 settings at max on my 1080p tv, the 570's frame rate is a little choppy, not too bad but noticeable.

I read 670 reviews on Newegg and people were saying it ran BF3 on max settings at constant 60fps. I suppose it would handle everything for a while at 1080p and then later I could get a 2nd 670.

Though the easiest thing to do would be to get another 570 2.5GB. But how much more heat would I be lookin at and is microstuttering a factor I should be worried about?
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  1. i prefer 1 card .. but if you like sli then go with 570s but .... go with 2.5 versions ... 1.2GB vram will not be enough :)


    670 in multipalyer will not have constant 60 fps ... it will ahve osme 40-45 fps dips ... gameplay will be smooth anyway ...
  2. gtx 570sli is even faster than gtx 680 !!!
  3. i would sell the 570 and go single card set up so many less draw backs to deal with for the extra performance and its easier to sell 1 gpu when its a couple of years old than 2, the loss in coin is most upsetting!
  4. the only head to head . .well sorta benching i found was a metro 2033
    GeForce GTX 570 SLI review
    EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC review
    the 570 sli clearly wins with the same test set up.

    however personally, with the possibility of heat, power and microstuttering . .i do like single card set ups better.
  5. but with gtx 570 sli you can play every game on ultra details for next 3-5 years.....and gtx 670 hm...2 max.
  6. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/584?vs=598
    you can overclock little gtx 570sli for this performance!
  7. you forgot about vram ... 1.28 will be bottleneck ! but 2.5 versions of 570 is a good idea !
  8. just buy used gtx 570 and you are king for next 5 years....and than buy gtx 870 :))
  9. fuc said:
    but with gtx 570 sli you can play every game on ultra details for next 3-5 years.....and gtx 670 hm...2 max.

    what? you got a crystal ball? no offense.

    then you just get another 670 and SLI that . . ya know?
  10. then you just get another 670 and SLI that . . ya know? ......yea....but now is time to sli gtx 570...he alright have one!!!
  11. 570 sli now leaves nothing later. 670 leaves plenty of room. plus if he sells the 570 he spends less money now too.
  12. looniam

    +1
  13. Anonymous said:
    570 sli now leaves nothing later. 670 leaves plenty of room. plus if he sells the 570 he spends less money now too.


    670 leaves plenty of room....???? and than when time comes for upgrade is going to be better that he sell again...because 670sli leaves nothing later!!!
    if you want power now do sli....
  14. never said 670 sli but that is BEST! :lol:
  15. fuc said:
    670 leaves plenty of room....???? and than when time comes for upgrade is going to be better that he sell again...because 670sli leaves nothing later!!!
    if you want power now do sli....


    This is just poor reasoning, but I guess with that username I should have expected as much.

    OP you will be happy with both options, though each has its drawbacks. SLI 570 will give you the best performance, but when the time comes to upgrade to something new you will be replacing both cards and will have a tough time selling them. Single 670 is an "easier" setup and will overclock to stock 680 specs. When you want to upgrade from the 670 you have the option of 2x or 3x SLI and you wont be trying to sell two very outdated cards. If you get a reference model 670 you will have some extra room in your setup as well, but of course you are going to be paying $70 more than the 570.
  16. I remember reading that a 680 could beat a 580 sli in most situations. If this is true I would assume it's the same for 670 vs 570 sli. Even if it isn't true a single card setup is so much better in my opinion. Less power draw, less compatibility issues (hardware and software), Less heat, Less noise, Cheaper, and most importantly no micro stuttering. The extra VRAM is an important reason to go 670. If you go with the 570 you will need the 2.5 versions for sure. If you don't already have a 2.5 version then that is another reason to go 670 instead.
  17. I already have one EVGA GTX 570HD 2.5GB card.
  18. Best answer
    Cuzzin Chizzy said:
    I already have one EVGA GTX 570HD 2.5GB card.

    yeah, so the debate is buy another for $350 and SLI or sell the 570 for say $250 and then spend another $150 on a 670.
    spend $350: SLI will perform better than a single 670. but no upgrade path.
    spend $150: 670 will give much better performance than a single 570 and you can upgrade to a SLI set up later.

    up to you.
  19. Best answer selected by cuzzin chizzy.
  20. monkeymonk said:
    I remember reading that a 680 could beat a 580 sli in most situations. If this is true I would assume it's the same for 670 vs 570 sli. Even if it isn't true a single card setup is so much better in my opinion. Less power draw, less compatibility issues (hardware and software), Less heat, Less noise, Cheaper, and most importantly no micro stuttering. The extra VRAM is an important reason to go 670. If you go with the 570 you will need the 2.5 versions for sure. If you don't already have a 2.5 version then that is another reason to go 670 instead.


    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/584?vs=598
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