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does anyone have a suggestion for a card that will out preform my evga gtx 470 sc, while run in sli w/ another of the same.

like a cheaper card maybe a 550 ti but 2 of them?

any suggestions would be nice!
post #2 of 8
i think your 470s will out perform 550 sli and maybe even 560 sli... your 470s are good. but if you are wanting to buy something save the $$$ and get a 580 or 480 sli... the 480's are still beasts
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but i only have one 470 :\\
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the 470s will be good for a little while yet,providing your not running extremely high resolutions...just buy another 470 to SLi with your card and reap the benefit of last gen gpu card prices
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Twin 560's will plow a single 470 under or you could try to find another 470 to run with yours and have SLIed 470's, this is what I have done, alas I have not gotten the second 470 installed in to my loop yet so no 470 SLI bragging marks for now

(edit)
Your Corsair 750 watt PSU should handle a pair of 470's as long as you don't have a lot of other
things or a high OC

Run your system through this
Extreme PSU calculator

I scored my second 470 off Ebay for less then 2 bills and the seller turned the Evga account it was reg. to over to me (winning)
Edited by slickwilly - 5/31/11 at 2:46pm
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two 560's or another 470 (i'd go with 470's)
    
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post #7 of 8
I agree, get another 470 and SLI them while the 470 is cheap. The 470 is roughly the same power as the 560ti. You could beat a single 470 with a pair of 550s sure, but you'd still be way better off with a second 470 than you would with the 550s.
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Originally Posted by levontraut View Post
i think your 470s will out perform 550 sli and maybe even 560 sli... your 470s are good. but if you are wanting to buy something save the $$$ and get a 580 or 480 sli... the 480's are still beasts
550Ti SLI will beat it, 560Ti = a single TX 470, so its like comparing 460 SLI to a single 470 460's win
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