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2GB GTS 450 SLI or GTX 560 1GB

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June 29, 2012 5:57:26 AM

I already have a Galaxy GTS 450 Super OC in my rig, and I was wondering if I should buy another and run them in SLI or stick with just a single one. I mostly play games such Flight Simulator X with ultra-high res texture packs. I have noticed that the GPU doesn't render as much scenery as other ones do, and when I adjust the settings for a bit higher scenery density, it lags quite a lot. Would adding another of the same card in SLI improve the framerate, bandwidth and overall rendering capabilities, or would I need a newer, faster card?

If I were to get a new card, my budget would be under $250


Here is my current setup:

AMD Phenom II 1090T @ 3.2 Ghz
(Max Achieved 4.2 Ghz w/stock air cooler)

Galaxy GTS 450 Super OC 1GB

MSI NF980-G65 Motherboard (MSI-7612)

4GB 1333 Mhz Corsair DDR3 Ram

Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Thermaltake 650 Watt PSU

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June 29, 2012 6:04:57 AM

get another gts 450 and sli it .
it will be cheaper and probably better than a single gtx 560
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June 29, 2012 6:13:26 AM

Or you can get a GTX 480 under $200 in newegg. Your PSU can handle it. The card is long though and get enough airflow. But a definite stronger improvement.
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June 29, 2012 6:22:33 AM

If you get 2 Video cards and SLI them, the VRAM DOES NOT ADD UP

So if you SLI two 450 1GB .. it will still be 1GB of VRAM.

June 29, 2012 7:46:57 AM

agree with fantastik250 480 will destory a 560/450 gts sli

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June 29, 2012 8:26:31 AM

I would look at this article, although it is old, you can still use it as a reference guide to see which card/cpu combination is best for your game. You wouln't want to spend money on a card only to find out that your cpu is now a bottle neck.,2403...
June 29, 2012 5:37:28 PM

Thanks, but my case is quite cramped with just a single gpu (so cramped in fact that i had to remove the 200mm fan that came with it and replace it with a 120mm). I might get a GTX 480 after adjusting stuff in my case, but I will stick to the single GTS 450 now. And just like punnar said, I really wouldn't want to spend money on a GPU a few years later just to find out that it is being bottlenecked by my CPU. Once again, thanks for your help!
June 29, 2012 5:37:49 PM

Best answer selected by ZenithV99.
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June 29, 2012 8:01:19 PM

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