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The move to SLI - GTX 570 or GTX 560

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sold my GTX480, since i wouldnt mind moving to an SLI setup so i wanted to be rid of the power hungry super hot 480.

i was gonna get a single GTX570 since it performs better, its cheaper, and then possibly move to SLI later if need be.

but now im thinking, maybe its smarter to get 2x slightly slower cards in SLI for a decent setup. so im looking into the 560 SLI.

what do you guys rekon? i plan on gaming @ 1920x1200 and with everything maxed, i dont wanna have to ever turn off AA.

theres also the option to get Crossfire 6950 2GB, although its starting to bump up the price and im trying to get best value for money here.
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Don't do it... better off with one single good card. SLI still doesn't have good enough gains in most games.
 
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post #3 of 13
^gonna have to say not true to this statement.

Personally, I'm building to a 570 SLI rig to last a few years. To me the extra VRam is worth it over the 560.
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Don't do it... better off with one single good card. SLI still doesn't have good enough gains in most games.
..?? I get about 80%-85% increase with my second 570. What games are you talking about?
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Hmm. I really wish we'd get those 2.5gb 570s in the west already, I'd be recommending them left and right. I'd say go with 2GB 560s in this case. With a single monitor, that setup should kill most anything you can find.
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yeah im doing research as we speak and i think the 2GB of RAM will definitely benefit. although now im starting to consider deserting the green team for crossfire 6950 2GB. can unlock them to 6970's and they are cheap as down here.
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post #7 of 13
I don't think going to a single 570 is going to net any increase in performance over your former GTX480... also why would you sell your nice hot card just as it is getting cooler?
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post #8 of 13
The single 570 is probably a better deal but if your willing to spend that little more on a SLI of GTX 560s you would be better off going a cheap GTX 580, 2 560s is atleast $512 on the cheapest 2 560s i could find.
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Newegg has Open Box 560's almost every day for about ~$195 shipped..most of the time they are TFII and DCII models, great coolers and great deals..I would pick up one of those x2.
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Fair enough.
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