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The GTX 570 will suit your needs perfectly. smile.gif I find the GTX 580 to be a bit overkill.
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6950 2GB then unlock it.
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Originally Posted by Talon95;13538612 
The GTX 570 will suit your needs perfectly. smile.gif I find the GTX 580 to be a bit overkill.

How much of a difference in fps will I get with a 570 over my current setup?
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;13538639 
6950 2GB then unlock it.

Sorry... I wanna stick with Nvidia - I NEED CUDA and Physx... (folding and video encoding)
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Originally Posted by shinigamibob;13543592 
How much of a difference in fps will I get with a 570 over my current setup?
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/316?vs=306&i=192.195.197.201.204.207.211.214.217.220.221.222.223.228.229.230.231.232.233.234.235

take all the 450 scores and multiply them by ~1.75, except ignore Civ V, that's 80% CPU.
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/316?vs=306&i=192.195.197.201.204.207.211.214.217.220.221.222.223.228.229.230.231.232.233.234.235

take all the 450 scores and multiply them by ~1.75, except ignore Civ V, that's 80% CPU.

even for an sli setup?
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Originally Posted by shinigamibob;13545280 
even for an sli setup?

nonono, I meant take the 450 scores on that page and multiply them by 1.75 to estimate what SLI would be, the 400 series scaling on one card is ~75%.
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nonono, I meant take the 450 scores on that page and multiply them by 1.75 to estimate what SLI would be, the 400 series scaling on one card is ~75%.

aah... sorry for the misunderstanding.

however, i read on a coupl articles that the 450 scales almost 1.9x...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shinigamibob;13545327 
aah... sorry for the misunderstanding.

however, i read on a coupl articles that the 450 scales almost 1.9x...

Yes, on some games you'll have 1.9x scaling, but on other games you might only get 1.5x, estimating 1.75x for general use lets you have a general comparison. If there's specific games you're focused on, you'd have to find the scaling for 450 sli for that game. It's an odd setup that isn't too common.
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse-;13546025 
Yes, on some games you'll have 1.9x scaling, but on other games you might only get 1.5x, estimating 1.75x for general use lets you have a general comparison. If there's specific games you're focused on, you'd have to find the scaling for 450 sli for that game. It's an odd setup that isn't too common.

ah... makes sense. as of now, i just want the single fastest card i can semi-afford... a 570 retails now for about 275-300 CAD now, vs a 580 for about 500 CAD... Is that $200 difference worth it?

I'm looking for a Lightning (MSI) edition - something that has an aftermarket cooler and is quiet, but doesn't take up 3 slots.

I might consider a 570 IF it provides considerable gain over a dual 450's
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9/10 570s can overclock to the 850 core needed to match the 580 at stock, which is ~15-20% faster than a stock 570, but 580s can overclock 15-20% past where 570s can reach.

Price/performance the difference between 570/580 isn't worth it. However, an overclocked 570 will definitely be a noticeable improvement over your 450 SLI.
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