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Going SLI, worth it?

to add a second video card.



Usage would be video editing and heavy graphics editing.


I only know minimal about SLI and dual cards so would appreciate any input.


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For those 2 stated purposes, I highly doubt you will see any difference.

What do you currently have for cpu/ mb, system memory and video card (make/model and how much memory on it?)

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For those 2 stated purposes, I highly doubt you will see any difference.

What do you currently have for cpu/ mb, system memory and video card (make/model and how much memory on it?)


Mobo fried over night so I just upgraded, I figured while I was bent over I should pass back the lube and say, "go to town!"


stepped up to an i7 960 w 12gb 1600mh
video card is shat so I am looking at
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OK, so not picking up one like you already have and adding it in hoping for a performance gain... ok.. in that case, it's like closet space and a house... buy as much as you can afford You'll always find a nifty use for it.

If I was shopping for a new card to build a new system, I would seriously consider that card.

...480 cores to put to use crunching numbers... oh yeah...

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dude, thats a freaking awesome analogy.

perhaps due to the scotch its made greater. But regardless.


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I blame the gin, vodka, dry vermouth, tonic and lime juice...

I've done the 'F* me, I should not have skimped on the video card when I built this thing" in the past... then you wind up buying the card you should have gotten... in addition to the POS you bought the first time...


cheaper to buy the best one you can splurge for the first time instead of trying to save a few $$... because you end up spending more in the long run.

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The only reason to go SLI in my opinion is if you already have an ok card and a similar card is now cheaper. You get more bang for your buck by doing SLI. If you are buying two cards altogether you're better off just buying one good card.

The rule is usually that the next generation's cards are superior to the previous generation's SLI setup.

Also if the video editing programs you are using rely heavily on OpenGL then you might benefit from getting a Workstation Quadro FX card but if its mostly using DirectX then you're better off with a gaming card. (ie. GTX260+)

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Woops arch, neg I did not purchase yet, I bought an asus 570 sealed to return, freakin thing takes up 3 slots. I will check what basis sony vegas is in am.

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From a former SLI runner.......

SLI does not make sense to run two cheaper cards, instead of buying the top of the line expensive card, which is what I did. At that point, you spent about the same amount of money, but your graphics upgrade capability is Zero. Unless you want to buy new cards.

SLI is for the people with unlimited funds. If you can go out and buy the absolute top of the line video card (there is no more performance in a single card), then you go dual cards to get even more performance.

Buy the best single card you can afford now. Then add SLI later when that identical card is cheaper.

Also, video cards are task specific. A gaming card is different than a CAD card. Verify the card is optimal for your main tasks.
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As stated, SLI isn't going to help you editing video files or pictures... but if some wicked ass cool game comes out in the not too distant future that just wets your fancy, you'll be able to handle it without going back to the store... And there's plenty of BOINC (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/) projects you can throw that number crunching weight at too...

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For gaming its the way to go to get more fps. For video editing your better off with cpu and memory upgrades to make the editing and encoding steps go faster. I would just stick with a nice mid range card, such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102940 . HDMI and DVI so all your connections are digital. Very respectable card for the casual gamer but more then enough for video editing.

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