Leviathan.Phenomena said: »
Also did they fix the SLI issue? if so i might go SLI instead of upgrading to a 770
i would upgrade over SLI imho.
My pc runs with two GTX 670 graphics card and I had no issues running the beta over the weekend at max settings. The requirements to run this game at max settings is fairly lax now so unless you're some hardcore computer gaming junky I wouldn't worry too much about spending ridiculous amounts of money on a graphics card.
Your logic is pretty flawed.
A GTX 770 is around 400$
A GTX 670 is around 300$
assuming he can resell his current 670 to make up for total cost, (let's just go with half for now, say a quick sell on craigslist.)
that's 150$, so it would be 250$ for a brand new 770, where a 2nd 670 would be 300$, these numbers are heavily skewed already, because I'm fairly confident you can sell even a used 670 for 200$+
Getting a 2nd 670 is around 300$, so either way he's spending money, but as it turns out, upgrading is cheaper if you can resell your current card.
Now on to my opinions of the matter on why i think SLI isn't worth it.
A)Future-Proofing; you are already starting off a generation behind, when "upgrading" you generally want some form of futureproofing for yourself, I mean, how silly are you going to feel for spending the money on that "SLI upgrade" when 3months later the new new (2 gens now) better card comes out and it has it's own built in processor and is literally 3x better than your SLI setup; unless you like to shell out the money for an upgrade regularly, It just isn't worth it, which brings me to my next point;
B) unless you are buying 2 cards when you do a build, most people always tend to say "Maybe I'll get a 2nd card later on when the price drops" except the problem with that is, most people tend to not, because by the time they are ready to go SLI and make that upgrade, a newer faster stronger better card is already out on the market (ie; current situation).
C) Performance; running SLI is fun and all, but the performance gains aren't usually worth it for most people, Stuttering can happen and usually two+ cards run into scaling and other problems, not to mention that many games don't even fully support SLI so the performance increases can vary greatly, compared to a single card
D) Other Factors; And rather than just run a single much more powerful card, SLI brings in a slew of other factors for your build, just by using a 2nd card. (ex; Does my case have room? does my mobo have enough slots? are the slots the correct speed? Will my PSU handle a 2nd card? Will i have heating issues after i add a 2nd card? etc)
TLDR; If you build your computer to run SLI (building it with running 2 cards from the start), then by all means have at it. If any of those questions are unanswered, I suggest sticking to a single and better card.
Sorry i had to spell it out but yeah, This is just stuff from my own personal experience and knowledge, I've been building computers pretty regularly for the last 2years so D:
I would also like to add, that I'm not saying SLI isn't worth doing if you are able to, because it does add Some performance gains; I'm just saying Usually not worth it over a Single better card. Which for anybody who is on a budget, means you.