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Will two gtx 660s last two years?

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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:18:08 AM

will two gtx 660s in sli last two or more years playing new games on at least medium settings? would sli gtx 660tis be worth it for an extra 150-200 bucks? and what is scaling, im new to this and i dont know what that means

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a c 109 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:20:19 AM

Or a single GTX 670!
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:23:41 AM

would a gtx 670 do better in two years? or are you a fanboy of the gtx 670
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a c 106 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:24:12 AM

scaling is essentially of how much additional performance you get out of a card after one or more is added. I dont think theres any setup that scales to 200%(as if you doubled your gpu power) as crossfire/sli will bring a bit of problems and communications together in such way that the actual outcome will be a bit less than 2x performance.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:25:21 AM

ok, what are the problems with sli and will a single gtx 670 be better in two years
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:25:29 AM

computernoob29 said:
will two gtx 660s in sli last two or more years playing new games on at least medium settings? would sli gtx 660tis be worth it for an extra 150-200 bucks? and what is scaling, im new to this and i dont know what that means


On med setting yea easy
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:28:07 AM

or would 660 ti sli be worth it
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a c 109 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:34:08 AM

Single card is always better! Dual GPU setups can cause stuttering and many other unwanted things.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:34:46 AM

computernoob29 said:
or would 660 ti sli be worth it

My opinion if u playing on med 660 660 ti 7950 would work easy then..
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:36:43 AM

amuffin said:
Single card is always better! Dual GPU setups can cause stuttering and many other unwanted things.

what is stuttering, and what are the "many other unwanted things"
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a c 106 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:36:47 AM

with 2 gpus you have:


Games that are incompatible with sli/crossfire
More Heat
Higher Power Consumption
Microstuttering in 2 card builds(not as existant in 3 cards)

normally, sli/crossfire should not be used straight away. It should mainly be an option in the future when you want more performance later with a reduced cost.


edit: microstuttering is when fps dips up and down rapidly which causes funny framerate speeds which affects visual performance at times.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:40:42 AM

dudewitbow said:
with 2 gpus you have:


Games that are incompatible with sli/crossfire
More Heat
Higher Power Consumption
Microstuttering in 2 card builds(not as existant in 3 cards)

normally, sli/crossfire should not be used straight away. It should mainly be an option in the future when you want more performance later with a reduced cost.


edit: microstuttering is when fps dips up and down rapidly which causes funny framerate speeds which affects visual performance at times.


Diablo 3 for example without v-sync
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 5:44:42 AM

the power consumption is not an issue and considering im coming from a xbox 360 i dont think stuttering will be noticable. and what are some games that arnt compatible with sli? i wont be going sli straight away, i probly get a second card 1-3 months after i buy my system
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:10:55 AM

computernoob29 said:
would a gtx 670 do better in two years? or are you a fanboy of the gtx 670
Look at his status you don't get those badges for being a fanboy ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:13:20 AM

ok my bad. have you had any problems with your sli 570?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:17:53 AM

computernoob29 said:
ok my bad. have you had any problems with your sli 570?
In metro hell yeah :(  :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:20:26 AM

when did i say anything about metro 2033
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September 24, 2012 6:25:25 AM

Since when does saying "any" problems exclude metro 2033?

Seriously, go for a single gpu solution. GTX 670 is way enough to play medium for at least two years. Probably better than that even, actually. You're asking for problems by going SLi.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:25:28 AM

did you meen you have problems in metro?
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a c 146 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:26:27 AM

computernoob29 said:
will two gtx 660s in sli last two or more years playing new games on at least medium settings? would sli gtx 660tis be worth it for an extra 150-200 bucks? and what is scaling, im new to this and i dont know what that means


what is your gaming resolution? what kind of frame rates are acceptable to you? if you do willing to turn down the setting down to medium so you can get minimum of 30 frame rates per second then 2 660s will going to last you for quite sometime even on 1080p. my bet? maybe i'd say that such setup with such requirement may last you more than 3 years for majority of the games available.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:28:37 AM

computernoob29 said:
did you meen you have problems in metro?
You asked about my 570's remember?Yes that is what i mean i have issues in metro other than that my 570's are solid and i still can play any game out today on ultra except metro
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a c 106 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:30:08 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You asked about my 570's remember?Yes that is what i mean i have issues in metro other than that my 570's are solid and i still can play any game out today on ultra except metro



to be fair, metro rejects most cards on heavy resolutions and quality
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:30:23 AM

renz496 said:
what is your gaming resolution? what kind of frame rates are acceptable to you? if you do willing to turn down the setting down to medium so you can get minimum of 30 frame rates per second then 2 660s will going to last you for quite sometime even on 1080p. my bet? maybe i'd say that such setup with such requirement may last you more than 3 years for majority of the games available.

ill will be playing at 1080p, and anything above 40 frames is acceptable to me. ill will probly upgrade in 1.5-2 years anyway but i just wanted to be sure it would last and be not completely outdated next generation
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:31:50 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You asked about my 570's remember?Yes that is what i mean i have issues in metro other than that my 570's are solid and i still can play any game out today on ultra except metro

yeah i remember i just didnt understand you at first, for some reason i thought you were randomly saying that it works awesome in metro or something
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:35:11 AM

ok so ive pretty much decided on sli, but would the sli gtx 660 ti be worth 200 bucks over sli gtx 660 non ti?
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:36:13 AM

firedice said:
Since when does saying "any" problems exclude metro 2033?

Seriously, go for a single gpu solution. GTX 670 is way enough to play medium for at least two years. Probably better than that even, actually. You're asking for problems by going SLi.

Well you know how it is people ask for trouble when you try to tell them..I would go for a 670 on med settings and call it a day
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a c 146 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:37:58 AM

computernoob29 said:
ill will be playing at 1080p, and anything above 40 frames is acceptable to me. ill will probly upgrade in 1.5-2 years anyway but i just wanted to be sure it would last and be not completely outdated next generation


if you play at 1080p i think it is better to go for a single 670. that is if you don't want to deal with issues that might come with dual gpu setup.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:40:35 AM

renz496 said:
if you play at 1080p i think it is better to go for a single 670. that is if you don't want to deal with issues that might come with dual gpu setup.

Yeap +1..I even thought about going sli on my 660 Ti but ive heard alot of issues and atm im good with my card untill gtx/amd 8000 series comes out...Really if you going to play on med settings you could even do a 660 Ti if you not going to play on high
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:47:13 AM

what if i still get the 660 ti sli and if im having problems with a game then ill just use one for that game and then i can still take advantage of the added performance of sli, or is this a dumb idea?
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:49:52 AM

computernoob29 said:
what if i still get the 660 ti sli and if im having problems with a game then ill just use one for that game and then i can still take advantage of the added performance of sli, or is this a dumb idea?

I wouldnt worry bout sli its to many probs man you to hooked on sli and we trying to tell you that..Get a single card bro
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:56:09 AM

This is kinda what your doing

Q: Can i use sli

A: Theres problems with scaling etc

Q:well can i use sli with this?

A: Yes but theres still prob use a single card

Q: Well what if i sli this way

A: Theres still problems just use a single card and on med settings you wont have any problems..

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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:58:07 AM

just trying to see if the "problems" (of which ive only heard of one) is enough not to have almost the performance of a 690
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:58:31 AM

determinologyz said:
This is kinda what your doing

Q: Can i use sli

A: Theres problems with scaling etc

Q:well can i use sli with this?

A: Yes but theres still prob use a single card

Q: Well what if i sli this way

A: Theres still problems just use a single card and on med settings you wont have any problems..

for these cards i dont think scaling is an issue
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 6:59:44 AM

computernoob29 said:
just trying to see if the "problems" (of which ive only heard of one) is enough not to have almost the performance of a 690

Yea i know i get what your saying but if your only playing on med-high settings bro a 670 will work if you wanna go ati 7950 will do nice to..Just a thought i mean sli sounds good but theres issues with it as well and we dont wanna see u with them if alot of us can help it
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:01:17 AM

computernoob29 said:
yeah i remember i just didnt understand you at first, for some reason i thought you were randomly saying that it works awesome in metro or something
oh o.k.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:02:44 AM

why would i go medium settings? i meant that in two years when games are more demanding then will i be able to use a gtx 670 or gtx 660 sli in atleast medium setting with 30+ frames
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:03:42 AM

dudewitbow said:
to be fair, metro rejects most cards on heavy resolutions and quality
Yeah now that i think about it your right i am tired today :lol: 
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a c 109 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:07:56 AM

computernoob29 said:
why would i go medium settings? i meant that in two years when games are more demanding then will i be able to use a gtx 670 or gtx 660 sli in atleast medium setting with 30+ frames

Get the 670, in 1-2 years you can add another 670.
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a c 185 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:08:05 AM

amuffin said:
Get the 670, in 1-2 years you can add another 670.
+1
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:10:41 AM

ok i think you guys have convinced me to go with gtx 670, thanks for the advice! what would be the best gtx 670?
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a c 109 U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:19:25 AM

MSI Power Edition.
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:21:25 AM

sweet! thats the one i was looking at anyway
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a b U Graphics card
September 24, 2012 7:23:27 AM

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