View Full Version : Single GPU or SLI?

10-28-07, 09:47 AM
I plan on building a pc soon so I was wondering what setup i should go with. I currently only have the money for one GPU but down the road im considering SLI. I heard issues regarding SLI that it can be buggy and such. Would you recommend sticking with a single card or do you think SLI is worth it. I figure down the road a year the GPUs might come down in price about a $100-$150 and that would be the time to pick a second up. What would you do?

Mr Bigman
10-28-07, 08:18 PM
Depends on Monitor and res, If above 1920 than sure why not but if 1650 than don't bother just get an 8800 GT or GTX.

10-28-07, 08:25 PM
Yeah if you plan UH res gaming (starting from 1920x1200,4xAA,16xAF & above) then you might need to consider SLI.

10-28-07, 10:22 PM
If it helps.. I have a single GTX and game at 1920x1200 with 4xAA and everything runs smooth as butter. The ONLY game yet to date that I can't run everything on full is the Crysis demo... I have to scale back from Very High to High in the settings for an average over 30 FPS. To be honest im sure after a few driver releases that will be fixed anyway. :)

10-29-07, 08:18 AM
Oh i guess i never thought of resolution in terms of SLI but I guess thats the entire point. The monitor I am getting is a samsung 226bw which uses a 1680 x 1050 resolution. SLI is probably unnecessary i suppose. I think ill just stick with a single GPU and that way i can get a P35 chipset instead of a 680i which will save me $100. Thanks guys for your help.

10-29-07, 08:52 AM
single all the way... SLI is not worth the trouble