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post #11 of 45
I'm going to agree with the 580 crowd. SLI 560s is beastly, no doubt, but it offers absolutely no upgrade path beyond replacement.

Also, the difference between a 580 @ 16x vs 2 560s @ 8x is going to be a fair amount smaller than the reviews that have both 560s in 16x slots.
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post #12 of 45
...buy another GTX 470 and use the SLi hack you originally intentioned.

However, to answer your question, the GTX 560's are WAY more bang for the buck but a single GTX 580 can be upgraded in the future.
I fail to see why you should buy the GTX 580 because of the upgradable path when you have decided not to buy another GTX 470 and go SLi.
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post #13 of 45
I find it amusing that you guys prefer the lower current performance of a 580 because you may, at some mythical future date decide to get another 580. But in the meantime 2 560's will still be faster and by the time I decide to upgrade again there will be vastly improved tech anyway. Let's not forget that to add your second 580 will run you a total of $1000 while I've still just spent $500...
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
I find it amusing that you guys prefer the lower current performance of a 580 because you may, at some mythical future date decide to get another 580. But in the meantime 2 560's will still be faster and by the time I decide to upgrade again there will be vastly improved tech anyway. Let's not forget that to add your second 580 will run you a total of $1000 while I've still just spent $500...
i tend to upgrade cards once a year regardless of what i have... [unless you only upgrade once every few years or so... no new tech will be significantly better] i'd go for the single 580 mostly because if overclocked it can just about do what 560s do in sli... plus as some said it can be upgraded unlike the 560s since you can't tri sli it.

a 580 at 1ghz at higher resolution will outperform 560s any day... they have that 1gb limitation
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/3/11 at 12:52pm
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post #15 of 45
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8x is going to be a fair amount smaller than the reviews that have both 560s in 16x slots.
No. Around 5% difference at most. Commonly 2%.
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post #16 of 45
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i'd go for the single 580 mostly because if overclocked it can just about do what 560s do in sli...
Yes, of course ... The GTX 560's are unable to overclock, as we all know ...
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post #17 of 45
GTX 590 and dont have to worry about sli hacking.
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Go for it if you want/need the power and can afford it!
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No. Around 5% difference at most. Commonly 2%.
When the difference only started at 10%...
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When the difference only started at 10%...
Still, 2% is hardly anything ..
Edited by p4p3r - 5/3/11 at 2:14pm
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