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Wait to upgrade or SLI with old?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 26, 2013 8:59:02 PM

Hey guys, I currently have a single GTX 570 that I am using, and I found myself needing more memory.

Seeing as the 570s are no longer made, I was wondering if it would be better to buy an additional used 570 and SLI them (I found one for $180, though I would probably be able to negotiate more), or wait until the 700 or 800 GTX series comes out (or the AMD equivalent).

If I upgraded, I may or may not get 2 to SLI, depends on the price and my budget at the time.

Any thoughts?

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February 26, 2013 9:23:23 PM

If your concern is the memory, SLI won't solve your problem. ( I assume GPU memory that you are having issue with )

Depends on your budget now or later and what resolution you are playing with, buying new card that fits your needs is better, instead of SLI.
February 27, 2013 2:28:03 AM

Like the other guy said, if you don't have a 2.5gb 570, I wouldn't sli. You will get pretty major bottlenecks. You could also upgrade to a 7970ghz, but it might now be a bad idea to wait if you feel happy with the quality you are getting right now.
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February 27, 2013 2:34:45 AM

My recommendation is to wait for next-gen, or if you can't, to grab a 7970.
February 27, 2013 1:00:10 PM

I vote for getting 1 strong card instead of 2 of the same cards because not all games scale properly with 2 cards. Plus, you might have forgotten that 5xxGTX series consumes TONS of power, you'll need at least a 850/950w PSU, if you don't have one already, don't bother upgrading it now just to get a second card, just wait for the new releases :)