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?
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.
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
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