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Better to have two 550 tis' or one higher end video card?

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January 30, 2013 4:16:04 AM

I currently have one gtx 550ti on my first build and I'm wondering if I should just purchase another 550 ti or just save up for a high end gpu?
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January 30, 2013 4:23:41 AM

One higher-end card, period. Going SLI on that GPU (pretty low end by know) won't get much satisfactory result.
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January 30, 2013 4:48:16 AM

a GTX 660 or HD7870 would pretty much double the frame rates you're getting now. a 550ti SLI scales very badly and would not do that in most games.
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January 30, 2013 5:05:24 AM

Always go for a single, more powerful GPU. You'll typically run quieter, faster and cooler. SLI works great for some games, but overall you'll get very uneven performance.
Before upgrading check to make sure you've go the PSU to power it and a processor that won't bottleneck it.
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January 30, 2013 12:11:00 PM

I have a amd 6300 at the moment and my power supply is only 600 I know I have to upgrade that this is my first build so I'm still learning some stuff.
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January 30, 2013 12:17:21 PM

Parylak said:
I have a amd 6300 at the moment and my power supply is only 600 I know I have to upgrade that this is my first build so I'm still learning some stuff.


Always use a single card solution over SLI if you have the choice. 600 watt PSU should be plenty for one card, if its a quality PSU. Some of the more sketchy manufacturers play with the numbers and inflate the power ratings so they can charge more.
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