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November 3, 2012 2:58:19 PM

hey i want to get some peoples opinions on whether i should buy a 2nd galaxy gtx 560 ti 448. I can probably get it for $110.

Or should i wait and get maybe a gtx 670 a little later?

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November 3, 2012 3:02:22 PM

I presume you are considering for gaming. What games do you play?
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November 3, 2012 3:03:43 PM

What games do you want to play?
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November 3, 2012 3:07:45 PM

I'm going to be playing the best games out. Hitman, day z, war z, AC3, Bf3, MOH, Bioshock
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November 3, 2012 3:08:43 PM

What is your gaming experience now?
What are your favorite gamess and how well do they function in SLI?
New game software can take a while to "reach" SLI happpiness.

At $110 it seems a worthwhile upgrade if needed.
Otherwise, single cards are less troublesome and more reliable for performance gains.

How tight is your budget and how much of a hardware explorer are you?
I would probably try it on the grounds of curiosityi, if you can afford it.
Resale should be possible if you change your mind

Potentially two GTX 560should48's should max out anything on a reasonable budget, baring software glitches.

What resolution and monitors are you interested in?
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November 3, 2012 3:12:07 PM

I'm sorry for the little information, I run on a single monitor at 1920x1080
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November 3, 2012 3:18:29 PM

Alright, so are you happy with game settings or are you unsatisfied?
Higher frame rates, settings, and smoothness are good, but do you need such now?
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November 3, 2012 3:27:19 PM

on single gtx 560 ti 488 some games on ultra dip into the low 30"s. I want to be around 60 fps at all times on ultra
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November 3, 2012 4:22:01 PM

Since you will be playing multiple games, here are my 2 cents.

SLI scaling depends greatly on the game. Some games take great advantage of SLI/CF, others see only marginal or no gain in performance. To accommodate your needs as a gamer, I would, in my humble opinion, suggest staying with a single card configuration.

The GTX 670 you mentioned is 3 tiers higher than the 560Ti according to Tom's GPU hierarchy chart, which means you will certainly see a notable performance gain.

I would like to ask you for your system's current specs, as the 670 is an expensive piece of technology and may go under-utilized depending on the rest of your system.
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November 3, 2012 4:29:16 PM

theyeti87 said:
Since you will be playing multiple games, here are my 2 cents.

SLI scaling depends greatly on the game. Some games take great advantage of SLI/CF, others see only marginal or no gain in performance. To accommodate your needs as a gamer, I would, in my humble opinion, suggest staying with a single card configuration.

The GTX 670 you mentioned is 3 tiers higher than the 560Ti according to Tom's GPU hierarchy chart, which means you will certainly see a notable performance gain.

I would like to ask you for your system's current specs, as the 670 is an expensive piece of technology and may go under-utilized depending on the rest of your system.


i5 2500k @ 4.5 ghz
galaxy gtx 560 ti 448
asrock p67 gen 3
XCLIO STABLEPOWER GOLD 1000W Full Modular
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
corsair 8gb 1333
hyper 212 heatsink
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November 3, 2012 4:33:55 PM

Nice looking system you have there.

I vote for a fast and shiny single GPU.
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November 3, 2012 4:35:05 PM

Best answer selected by dylanwelch95.
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November 3, 2012 4:37:36 PM

Based on what you wrote up there I agree the theyeti that it would be better to go for the single 670.
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