660ti x 2 SLI

LumoColor
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2013-02-01 15:28
I'm thinking of upgrading my aging i7 920 that has a recent GeForce GTX 660 Ti (967MHz 2GB) to a new motherboard with an i5-3570K and 2 x GeForce GTX 660 Ti in SLI.

I currently get around 40-80fps at 1920x1080 with a mish mash of medium/high settings, depending on map and action level.

Anybody playing with a similar config?
Is SLI 100% stable?
What sort of FPS boost would I expect?
Tyrone_Shoelacez
US Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2013-02-01 15:32
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
PYR0Ak6oI35
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 15:39
adding a scound 660ti should bring a 40-60% gain in fps.
Choruptian
Enlisted: 2012-12-23
2013-02-01 15:39
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.


rofl. what
Tyrone_Shoelacez
US Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2013-02-01 15:40
Choruptian said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
rofl. what



You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Laugh all you want.
PYR0Ak6oI35
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 15:43
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
Choruptian said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
rofl. what
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Laugh all you want.



If sli did nothing Nvidia wouldnt have made it an option.
Tyrone_Shoelacez
US Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2013-02-01 15:46
AK-Assassin49 said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
Choruptian said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
rofl. what
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Laugh all you want.
If sli did nothing Nvidia wouldnt have made it an option.



I tell you what, go get an SLI rig for this game and watch how disappointed you'll be.

SLI does do something, but not for this game on multiplayer.

Crysis 2 or 3, yes, not this game.
Army_Of_One67
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-02-01 15:46 , edited 2013-02-01 15:47 by Army_Of_One67
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.

I swear to god some of you kids are totally clueless. Please don't have children. The world is already full of stupid people.
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-V-Kellytm3
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 15:46
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
Choruptian said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
rofl. what
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Laugh all you want.


No, you obviously have no clue what you're talking about
kawasaki_zx10rr
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 15:48 , edited 2013-02-01 15:50 by kawasaki_zx10rr
i had a problem like this when first install my second card i found that just having msi afterburner installed sorted the problem i have 99% per card also i had to put both lanes to 16x manually and can your cpu handle the bandwidth ok that being why i got a 3930k and the motherboard chip is very important for the sli / crossfire too so maybe a better board ? and its does make a huge difference to have 2 cards. i could run medium at 50 to 75 fps with 1 card and with two i can run full ultra at 65 to 160 fps so quite noticeable
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PYR0Ak6oI35
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 15:58
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJI8f81a9IA [youtube.com]
Tyrone_Shoelacez
US Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2013-02-01 16:02 , edited 2013-02-01 16:05 by Tyrone_Shoelacez
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-3960x-x79-sandy-bridge-e,3071-18.html [tomshardware.com]

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graphics-performance,3063.html [tomshardware.com]

Here, it's not all about just throwing another card in your machine.
PYR0Ak6oI35
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 16:06
Very old article. Thats talking about 580s lol
Army_Of_One67
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-02-01 16:12 , edited 2013-02-01 16:12 by Army_Of_One67
Roflmao,

Thank you for posting that article Tyrone. You actually posted an article proving yourself wrong, lmao.

1920x1080

1 card = 56.1
2 cards = 103.6
3 cards = 140.1

What that article shows is that his I7 920 will NOT be a bottleneck in SLI performance.

Thanks for making this argument easy.
Naming and shaming does also apply to servers and comes with a free luxury trip to the barn. I say luxury, you get fresh hay and a ride on the tractor....EA_Sutii
Tyrone_Shoelacez
US Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2013-02-01 16:18 , edited 2013-02-01 16:20 by Tyrone_Shoelacez
Army_Of_One67 said:
Roflmao,

Thank you for posting that article Tyrone. You actually posted an article proving yourself wrong, lmao.

1920x1080

1 card = 56.1
2 cards = 103.6
3 cards = 140.1

What that article shows is that his I7 920 will NOT be a bottleneck in SLI performance.

Thanks for making this argument easy.



My point is for the extra 47.6 frames per second (assuming you're paying 300 bucks for a 660 TI superclocked) you'll have over 600 bucks in cards in your machine.

When you can just buy a 670 or 680 for less money and get the same results.

----> Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card.

Oh and here's the comparison of the 590 and 660Ti

http://www.hwcompare.com/13156/geforce-gtx-590-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti/ [hwcompare.com]
PYR0Ak6oI35
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-02-01 16:22 , edited 2013-02-01 16:24 by PYR0Ak6oI35
660 ti in sli will beat both the 670 and 680. It may not be to "your" standards but there are better gains going sli.

The guys at this forum will get a good laugh at what you are thinking i invite you to visit. http://www.overclockers.com/forums/ [overclockers.com]
MrVonL
NO Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2013-02-01 16:26
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
Choruptian said:
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
SLI doesn't really benefit multiplayer. Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card. For this game, SLI does not improve anything.
rofl. what
You obviously don't know what you're talking about. Laugh all you want.


And adding my self to the LOL list while waiting for you to share your technical insight.
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Army_Of_One67
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-02-01 16:26
Tyrone_Shoelacez said:
Army_Of_One67 said:
Roflmao,

Thank you for posting that article Tyrone. You actually posted an article proving yourself wrong, lmao.

1920x1080

1 card = 56.1
2 cards = 103.6
3 cards = 140.1

What that article shows is that his I7 920 will NOT be a bottleneck in SLI performance.

Thanks for making this argument easy.
My point is for the extra 47.6 frames per second (assuming you're paying 300 bucks for a 660 TI superclocked) you'll have over 600 bucks in cards in your machine.

When you can just buy a 670 or 680 for less money and get the same results.

----> Instead of buying two cards, just buy one good card.

Oh and here's the comparison of the 590 and 660Ti

http://www.hwcompare.com/13156/geforce-gtx-590-vs-geforce-gtx-660-ti/ [hwcompare.com]

I understand what you're saying Ty and your point would be valid except he ALREADY owns a 660Ti. If he was asking "should I buy 2 660's or 1 680" I would agree with you.
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MrVonL
NO Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2013-02-01 16:55
Has some one done the calculations on this?
On current pricing (least expensive 680 vs 660ti) I find that a 680 costs over 70% more than a extra 660ti and performes about 30% less than the 660 ti solution.

Confirm anyone?
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Kim_Jong_PSY
NL Enlisted: 2011-11-02
2013-02-01 17:14
Pfff... 5870 HD all the way!

But yes SLI does seem to give a 30-40% ish increase in performance, go for it, I'd say.
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