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Gtx 570 SLI or single 7950

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Had 1 570 now for 2 years. Want/need upgrade to either another 570 SLI or a single 7950.
2nd hand 570s going for around £120 or would probably buy new 7950 for £229 from OC.
Then If I sold my 570 the cost would be £229-120= £109 for a 7950 or £120 for a second 570.
Also, the 570s would be 1.2gb ram whereas the 7950 would be 3gb.

Anyone not think I should go with the 7950?

Gaming @ 1920x1080. Dirt3, hitman absolution, f12012. Basically want all new titles to be high fps on highest settings.
 
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Id personally go the 7950 route. Higher vram count, lower temps and noise, less power consumption. Plus, if you have a xfire capable mobo, this opens up the possibility of a future upgrade path.
 
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570 SLI is going to be VRAM limited with 1.2GB. In BF3 for example you'll have ample GPU power to run full ultra but not the VRAM to back it up... a shame but it'll be better for you to sell up now and move to a single card set up. Either a 670 or 7950 is a good buy depending on your preference with the 7950 being a teeny bit faster now and cheaper but if you prefer nVidia then the 670 isn't too much more money.
 
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570 SLI is going to be VRAM limited with 1.2GB. In BF3 for example you'll have ample GPU power to run full ultra but not the VRAM to back it up...
Yep, that was the reason i ditched my 470 sli setup. Gpu power was there for full ultra, but add in msaa and vram got pretty close to the limit.
 
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Thanks for the opinions & info. Went with the his iceq boost 7950 it came down from £239.99 to £227.99 whilst it was in my basket so I pulled the trigger
 
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