Question Is SLI'ing my 1070 a good idea now?

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So I don't have the cash at the moment to jump into the 3000 series graphics cards, but the excitement around them has awoken in me a desire to upgrade my rig.

i7 6700k at 4GHz
GTX1070 8GB
16GB DDR4

I only care about gaming performance, and am wondering about SLI. I can get an identical 1070 to mine for around £150. Is it worth it? What should I do instead?

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Thank you both. If I sold my 1070 and bought a used 2070 Super (£300~), would my CPU be able to keep up with it? Likewise when they release a 3060, at around £300, will my rig be able to keep up with that?
 

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Thank you both. If I sold my 1070 and bought a used 2070 Super (£300~), would my CPU be able to keep up with it? Likewise when they release a 3060, at around £300, will my rig be able to keep up with that?
u are really in a rush to get rid of that 1070,arent you xD
I personally dont think that bottlenecking is a problem.People sometimes overexagurate and say like the hardware you are about to buy wont work because of a "bootleneck" .It think it wont be a problem running a 3070 with 6700k,let alone 3060 which will be weaker than the 3070.You are all good.
I have a friend who is running pentium E5800 with RX 590 and he isnt even worried about it,let alone you with 6700k xD
Edit: and DONT go to bottleneck calculator to check if there are any bottlenecks,the site is complete bs.
 
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Bob is building

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I personally dont think that bottlenecking is a problem.
I was mostly thinking about next-gen games, since even the £250 Series S has a CPU about as powerful as the £250 Ryzen 3700x, which appears to be able to run rings around my old i7. If games are now expecting that level of CPU performance, I can easily imagine a world where I get slowdown caused by CPU maxing out notwithstanding my sexy graphics card.
 

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There are a handful of games that come to mind that didn't/don't run very well on 4 core/ 8 thread CPUs (such as your 6700k): Red Dead Redemption 2, Detroit: become human, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. I'm sure there are more, that's just what I can think of right now.

I believe all three of these were patched at some point or another to run better than they did at launch, but the writing is on the wall: More and more, modern games want 6 core / 12 thread CPUs. Otherwise, they stutter and hitch a lot which is very distracting.

You should be fine upgrading your current system to run with a 2070 Super, just keep in mind that there may be a few games that won't run as well as they would with a better CPU (obviously). Also, many games are built with consoles as the baseline. Thus, as newer games are built around the new consoles in the not-too-distant-future, your CPU will inevitably need to be upgraded at some point to keep up.
 

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So I don't have the cash at the moment to jump into the 3000 series graphics cards, but the excitement around them has awoken in me a desire to upgrade my rig.

i7 6700k at 4GHz
GTX1070 8GB
16GB DDR4

I only care about gaming performance, and am wondering about SLI. I can get an identical 1070 to mine for around £150. Is it worth it? What should I do instead?

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Well SLI and Crossfire are dead. nVidia doesn't even support it properly anymore so you can have trouble to even get it to work to begin with. With that CPU I would stick with that video card. When the time is right you can do a complete upgrade because any video card higher then the 1070 on that CPU and your not going to get the performance you should get and it is a waiste of money.🙈🤷‍♂️🎗💯
 
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