Time to upgrade My PC ? or get another gtx760 for sli HELP

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Hello guys,
My extreme PC of a few years ago is getting a bit old, still going strong but i want a little bit more out of my games. What should I upgrade? My board support 3way SLI. I'm not sure if my i7 965 can handle all that.

I'm running windows 10 Samsung monitor 32 inch(1920x1080)
i7 965 extreme(corsair h100 water cooled) not overckloked yet
Asus Rampage iii Extreme Board
Corsair Dominator GT(12gb triple channel 6 channels 2gb per channel)
EVGA GTX 760 2gb Super Clocked ACX cooler.
PSU Corsair GS700 Bronze.

I play a lot of games I also play on xbox Because my wife is obsessed with Minecraft she uses the pc more than I do(she likes Minecraft on PC better). I get pretty decent fps in Battlefiled 4 ultra settings over 60fps but i want to get a bit more but nothing too crazy. Shuld I sli my GTX 760? What do you guys think?.
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In theory, if the game's designer custom-codes in support for that, but in practice this works in exactly zero games right now.

EDIT: DX12 doesn't automatically provide benefits - it provides tools which game developers can use, with a lot of additional time and effort, to make games perform better.
 

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Thank you for you response,

I really don't get that because according to Geforce they have 31 pages of games that supports SLI and most of them support 4k gaming. I contacted customer service and they told me to go to THIS PAGE:

http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/technology/sli?title=&sort_bef_combine=%20&sort_order=&sort_by=




 

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There are games that do support SLI. That does not make it a good idea.
Obviously not all games do, but I wont go there.
Two cards does not mean double performance, its 40-60% at best along with increased latency (due to AFR).
A single card would draw less power, produce less heat, and give you a guaranteed performance increase without an increase in latency.

I would also suggest a processor upgrade at some point.
 

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A lot of games do support SLI. Just as many don't. In games that don't support it, you get zero benefit. In many that do, performance scaling isn't double, you might get only 20-50% higher framerates in many.

SLI support is worse in recent games, because a lot of new rendering techniques to produce better effects simply don't work with alternate frame rendering. NV has dropped SLI support entirely from their low-end cards, and even their high-end cards have been scaled back to only support 2-way SLI, so the writing is on the wall.

As someone who has used SLI/Crossfire in the past, I wouldn't again and advise against it for you.
 

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Google is making me go nuts, that's why I'm here with you guys. I'm always doing my own research before i buy or try anything new. But According to this website and others two gtx 760's in SLI are faster than The Geforce GTX Titan and i know for a fact that the Geforce Titan is faster than the new 1060.
They tasted the cards with multiples games one of them is Battlefield and that's what I mostly play. this are the results: On Battlefield

High Preset, 1920x1080, 4xMSAA, Ultra, SSAO FPS Index

ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC SLI 113.6FPS 117.84 %

NVidia GeForce GTX TITAN 96.4FPS 100.00 %

More is better.

This is one of the sites :http://ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?page=0&itemid=1160
 

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I'm talking about the 700 generation Is called Geforce GTX Titan instead of just GTX Titan for this 1000 newer generation and the older 700 generation titan still about equal than the new Gtx1060. So i know that i can get a 760 for less than 100 on ebay and for that price i can get 1060 performance for less than 100
 

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Don't make me laugh.
This website page was last updated 4 years ago, which makes it unreliable.
Secondly, 2 £100 GPU's are not better than a £1000 GPU.
 

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Yeah, that's still false information. The GeForce GTX Titan is not better than or equal to a 1060. Period.
 

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That's when my 760 and the Geforce Titan compared here came out, they are the 700 genaration. And that 700 generation titan is about equal sometimes a bit faster than the new 1060

 

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This chart might be useful:

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2015-vga-charts/04-Metro-Last-Light-1080p,3667.html

And this:




I suppose I was mis-remembering the 760's performance, it's a bit better than I thought, but I still recommend against SLI with it.

-SLI 760's come in about 20% slower in a best-case scenario to a GTX 970, and a GTX 1060 is faster than a GTX 970.

-A single 760 comes in about 20% slower than a GTX 960, which is about on par with a GTX 1050.

-A 1050 would be a ~25% upgrade over a single 760, and would reduce power consumption from 170w to <75w.

-A 1050 Ti would be a ~50% upgrade over a single 760, and again would reduce power consumption from 170w to <75w.

-A 1060 would be about twice as fast as a single 760, and reduce power from 170w to 120w.

-Adding a 2nd GTX 760 would give anywhere from a 0 to 80% improvement in performance, and increase power consumption from 170w to 340w. Together, they would perform somewhere between a single 760, to a bit above a 1050 Ti, with 5x the power consumption.

 

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There are only 2 Titan's better than a 1060. The GTX Titan X, and the Titan X Pascal.
 

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I said about equal and thats the Titan geforce gtx from the 700 generation.

 

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Ok, lets say they're equal. The Titan still costs double the price of a 1060.
 

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Power consumption is not a a problem my PSU can handle it, is like buying a 4 cylinder sport car over a v8 to save gas. If i get more FPS and better game performance ill go for it and 2 gtx 760 in sli are a LOT faster than a 1050 is so funny actually because if you do some research the 1050 is sligly faster than a single 760, the only thing better on the 1050 is power consumption and that for me is not a problem.
 

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Yess and i can get a 760 for less than 100 on ebay.

 

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Yess thank you for understanding that. and the 480 is about equal to the new 1060 so 2 760 are about equal to the new 1060 or the 480 because the 760 is the same card as the 1060 only 2 generations old.
 

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The problem is a 760 is only about 40% the power of a 1060.
In an ideal situation the 760 could come close to a 1060, however, games that support SLI that well are few and far between, you also have to consider the increased latency.

In an ideal setting SLI 760s would be cheaper for similar performance, but realistically it wont happen enough to warrant SLI.
 

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Here, games that support SLI :http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/technology/sli
 
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