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So I was wondering today, What would be a better setup?

a single
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130655

or

two of these SLI'd
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130551
post #2 of 18
With AMD go for single GPU as dual GPU would be a bottleneck.
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So I was wondering today, What would be a better setup?

a single
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130655

or

two of these SLI'd
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130551
What resolution are you playing at. If it is 1080p I would suggest a single GTX580 1.5GB. If it is higher resolution then perhaps the GTX580 3GB.
    
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Less hassle with a single-GPU setup...the 580.
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A 480 equals a 570 in terms of performance. I would go for the 480's. It will be quite a bit faster than one 580.
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A SLI GTX480 is way more powerful..

But your CPU is not cut out for such SLI power though..

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A SLI GTX480 is way more powerful..

But your CPU is not cut out for such SLI power though..

CHEERS..
There will definitely be some CPU bottleneck existent.

Anyway, what resolution are you playing at? If it's on a single monitor at less than or equal to 1920 x 1200, then just get the 1.5gb GTX 580. 3gb of VRAM is only needed for multimonitor setups, else you're just wasting your money.
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1920 x 1200 single monitor. Was planning on upgrading soon to a 2600k cpu
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I have one screen, must get 3GB card.
"No that's overkill"
"I need it"

.....And thus, OCN was born.
    
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1920 x 1200 single monitor. Was planning on upgrading soon to a 2600k cpu
Then get a single 1.5GB GTX580..

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