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Is SLI worth it for high res. gaming?

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November 28, 2012 2:25:46 PM

Hello Tom World,

I am wanting to upgrade my monitor mainly for higher higher resolution and larger screen, 27 inch.

I am wondering, would SLI be the way to go or would getting something like the 7970 be just fine?

I want to have good frame rates at the higher resolution as well, was thinking 670 SLI... or even waiting until next gen, but bottom line, should I SLI or Crossfire for higher resolution gaming?

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November 28, 2012 2:31:05 PM

I wouldn't unless you have a 30" 2560x1600 resolution. About a year ago i purchased t 570's and sli'd them for BF3 and i wasn't happy with how they worked. I eventually pulled one out and used it on another system. I didn't like it and should have saved my money. But thats my experience
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November 28, 2012 2:31:33 PM

What resolution are we talking? 2560x1440? One 7970 should suffice in most games. If you find it isn't enough you will have to crossfire.
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November 28, 2012 2:38:48 PM

2560x1440 most likely... What was your problem with SLI'ing fly?
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November 28, 2012 2:53:21 PM

What resolution are you talking about? If it's just 1080p, you'll be fine with just one. If it's a 1440p monitor (2560x1440) then SLI/CF might be an option although multi-GPU configs introduce a lot of potential headaches so I would recommend getting the monitor first and trying only one graphics card first. If you are still stuck for performance you can always buy a second graphics card at a later stage.
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