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November 29, 2012 4:49:29 PM

So I got a good deal on a used ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB. Got it for $120. I'm thinking of finding a second used card for under $120 to run in SLI. It'll be for games, no 3d, I'd like to get as close to 120 fps as possible to utilize my new monitor. I'm playing WoW MoP, Civ V and plan to buy Borderlands 2 and some multi-player FPS I haven't decided on yet.

3 questions.

1. Will any 560 TI work fine in SLI with it or should I stick with an identical card?

2. Will running SLI be worth while or will my i3-3220 bottleneck it to the point I won't see a benefit?

3. Will an SLI setup just be more headache than it's worth?

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November 29, 2012 6:26:02 PM

1. any 560 ti will work because it has the same GPU

2. it might bottleneck in very few games but not an issue

3. yes it is a hassle, A BIG ONE

and i dont mean any offence but achieving 120 FPS is not that smart.
i mean 60 from 30 is atleast noticeable but 120 FPS is almost not.
I guess its one of the things that u want REALLY REALLY BAD
but after u have it,,,,,,,,, u'll think - 120 bucks ......... wasted.
and u wont get 120 FPS in newer demanding titles like HITMAN or BF3.
bcoz 560 ti cannot achieve a constant 60 FPS so in SLI 120 is impossible.
u dont get a double performance in SLI, just ~70%
and u have a great card!!! why change it??
I say just stick with the 560 ti(SINGLE)
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November 29, 2012 7:09:28 PM

dheeraj9933 said:
1. any 560 ti will work because it has the same GPU

2. it might bottleneck in very few games but not an issue

3. yes it is a hassle, A BIG ONE

and i dont mean any offence but achieving 120 FPS is not that smart.
i mean 60 from 30 is atleast noticeable but 120 FPS is almost not.
I guess its one of the things that u want REALLY REALLY BAD
but after u have it,,,,,,,,, u'll think - 120 bucks ......... wasted.
and u wont get 120 FPS in newer demanding titles like HITMAN or BF3.
bcoz 560 ti cannot achieve a constant 60 FPS so in SLI 120 is impossible.
u dont get a double performance in SLI, just ~70%
and u have a great card!!! why change it??
I say just stick with the 560 ti(SINGLE)


Ok well if i find one cheap enough, say less than $90 on e-bay I may give it a shot. As far as 120 fps goes, I really just want to get the best FPS I can and the closer to 120 the better. If even SLI can't get me there then I'm not terribly disappointed. I've read from people that are pushing over 120 that it's a much smother experience but I know that anything over 60 is technically supposed to be invisible to the naked eye and eliminate eye strain.

What kind of hassles are we taking about with SLI?
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November 30, 2012 2:06:57 AM

ibjeepr said:
Ok well if i find one cheap enough, say less than $90 on e-bay I may give it a shot. As far as 120 fps goes, I really just want to get the best FPS I can and the closer to 120 the better. If even SLI can't get me there then I'm not terribly disappointed. I've read from people that are pushing over 120 that it's a much smother experience but I know that anything over 60 is technically supposed to be invisible to the naked eye and eliminate eye strain.

What kind of hassles are we taking about with SLI?


well not all games are optimised properly,
lets say u start 3d mark 11 and see almost ~70% increase, but then u start a game like METRO 2033 an u dont see a huge improvement lets say ~50% u will be disappointed.
most games perform poorly in SLI specially if if they are console ports(which most games today are)

but if u really want to do it maybe get a cheap 560 ti and try your best :) 
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November 30, 2012 7:14:34 PM

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