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Do two 470s beat a single 580?

post #1 of 19
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As title states..

I was thinking of trading my two 470s for a 580

What do you guys think?

Straight trade or should I add cash?

Or should I keep the 470s?
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post #2 of 19
Considering 2xGTX 470 score about 10,000 points in 3D Mark 2011 and the GTX 580 barely 6000 points I'd say it beats it by a long shot.
post #3 of 19
Keep the 470s. They are alot quicker than a single 580.

If you do trade, do it straight across.
    
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At stock SLI 460 beats a 580 at stock, what do uou think SLI 470 would do lol
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Ok just wondering thanks for the quickl response!
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post #6 of 19
assuming SLI is working, 2 470s would be a great deal faster

896 cuda cores

vs

512 (GTX580)
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post #7 of 19
Hell, even two 460's beat out a 580 in many games. Stick with the 470's for now, and wait for a single 680 when they release the 600-series if you really want to upgrade(though there isn't a guarantee of the 600-series performance, this is just an estimation.).

The only reason I would switch them for a 580 is if you planned to SLI the 580's later, but even then, playing on a single 1080p monitor, there really shouldn't be any pressure to upgrade...Are you really noticing any bottlenecking in any games?
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post #8 of 19
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Nope, was just curious
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post #9 of 19
But....but.....but......470's don't look this good.



post #10 of 19
Go for 2 580 Lightnings like me!
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