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670FTW in SLI

#1WeaponX1138Posted 8/22/2013 3:57:39 AM
With a p8p67 Deluxe and a 670ftw, I am considering picking up a second FTW for a fairly reasonable amount of money to SLI them together.

Now, having never tried this sort of thing, I am wondering what people's opinions are with regard to this, over say simply getting a single 780 or something similar.

Looking for pros and cons basically.
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#2Cool_Dude667Posted 8/22/2013 4:13:41 AM
pros: your raw performance will almost double in optimized games

cons: more heat and power on your system. The rare instance where SLI is not supported (only game I have come across is Company of Heroes 2)
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#3WeaponX1138(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 4:18:02 AM
Heat isn't much of a factor in this case, I'm using a Phantom full tower, fully loaded with fans, also my PSU is more than up to the task as well.

It's really performance and or possible technical issues I'm really inquiring about.
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#4Cool_Dude667Posted 8/22/2013 4:25:59 AM(edited)
Worst technical issue I have run into was exporting the SLi profiles from a older driver to a newer one only because Metro:Last Light was giving me this weird light flickering issue.

If you're interested in getting a 1440p/1600p monitor, have a 120hz monitor, or 3d gaming then SLi really shines.
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#5WeaponX1138(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 1:15:56 PM
Bump for any additional input.
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#6datopgamerPosted 8/22/2013 1:21:11 PM
WeaponX1138 posted...
Bump for any additional input.


You'll see a pretty good performance boost over a single card. But if you're only gaming at 1080p it's not really going to help a whole lot as a single card can handle most games at that resolution. There are a few that will have issues though such as Witcher 2, Max Payne 3 and Metro to name a few. I don't think there is really any combination that can completely max out Witcher 2, but you can Max out MP3 with SLi and break over 60fps.

As for cons, I really can't think of any except some older games won't support it. If you are going for a multiple monitor setup then there will be some games that won't handle Nvidia surround that well such as Telltale games and Borderlands but I haven't run into a whole lot of games that have the issue.

All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with my SLi 670s and wouldn't go any lower now.
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