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Would a GTX 560 duo SLI work better than a single GTX 660 TI? They both are in the same budget range. I just want to know which one would perform better for BF3?
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  1. Looking at a few benchmarks I think the 560 SLI will most likely have a bit more performance, but at the cost of using more power possibly more heat and no future option of upgrading. All that aside do you have the power requirements for SLI and what resolution will you be playing at?
  2. snipersam15 said:
    Looking at a few benchmarks I think the 560 SLI will most likely have a bit more performance, but at the cost of using more power possibly more heat and no future option of upgrading. All that aside do you have the power requirements for SLI and what resolution will you be playing at?


    Power requirements? I'll be using a I5 3570k, with this monitor. Hopefully at 1920x1200. I also have a 700w power supply. Should I just stick with the single 660, I was also thinking about the Radeon 7950?
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    the GTX 670 is your best choice if you can get it.

    but if you can not get the 670 then take the Radeon 7950 as it is better
    but then again the GTX 560 SLI only has the memory clock advantage of 8000 Mhz (im not sure 100% it works like that, only 70% sure)
    but the 7950 has the upper hand here on all cards (but the 670)
    it also has 384 bit of memory interface so consider getting the 7950 i reccomend the the Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950 MHz Edition or the ASUS 7950


    Would the 7870 be a good choice for it's price?
  4. Quote:
    the GTX 670 is your best choice if you can get it.

    but if you can not get the 670 then take the Radeon 7950 as it is better
    but then again the GTX 560 SLI only has the memory clock advantage of 8000 Mhz (im not sure 100% it works like that, only 70% sure)
    but the 7950 has the upper hand here on all cards (but the 670)
    it also has 384 bit of memory interface so consider getting the 7950 i reccomend the the Sapphire HD 7950 OC 950 MHz Edition or the ASUS 7950

    :pfff: It does not work like that.
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    Looking at a lot of benchmarks it looks like BF3 really favors Nvidia cards over AMD.
    But at the same time at the higher end of the scale example 7970 they kind of even out.

    So for your price point and game your mainly getting this for get a 660 non ti if your dont plan or overclocking, or a 660ti for slightly better performance and better overclocking potential.

    Btw if you already have a 560 then get another for SLI but if you dont get the single card of your choice. Usually better to get best single card you can so you have the option to get another later.
  6. snipersam15 said:
    Looking at a lot of benchmarks it looks like BF3 really favors Nvidia cards over AMD.
    But at the same time at the higher end of the scale example 7970 they kind of even out.

    So for your price point and game your mainly getting this for get a 660 non ti if your dont plan or overclocking, or a 660ti for slightly better performance and better overclocking potential.

    Btw if you already have a 560 then get another for SLI but if you dont get the single card of your choice. Usually better to get best single card you can so you have the option to get another later.


    Thanks, that was the perfect answer. I'll get a 660ti then.
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