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Two GTX 560ti SLI or one GTX 580 Poll.

Poll Results: GTX 560ti in SLI or one GTX 580?

 
  • 28% (20)
    GTX 560ti
  • 71% (51)
    GTX 580
71 Total Votes  
post #1 of 25
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Pretty straight foward question. Just trying to get a pulse within the Nvidia threads community on this question.

Vendor or brand aside, other AMD options aside, just a straight GTX 560ti in SLI or GTX 580 single GPU card solution choice.

Both compare in price. If you'd like to comment on why you chose either or, be my guest.
     
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post #2 of 25
Both are of similar power but the 580 wins because it'll beat the 560ti SLI in games that don't scale SLI very well. It'll also run cooler.
    
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post #3 of 25
just get a single 580..a single GPU has always been an effective solution..
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post #4 of 25
single 580 does it for me. reason? 'cause i'm getting one. kidding.

more vram.

in terms of upgrade path, 560ti sli is a dead end...
post #5 of 25
560 TI SLI is about 20% faster.
but the set up has 33% less RAM compare to 580 and need more knowledge to use.
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post #6 of 25
SLI 560Ti would be ~10% faster than a single 580 but the upgrade path, power cunsumption, and scaling would not be as good

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...Ti_SLI/23.html

Id go with single 580
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post #7 of 25
580 because its plenty fast, less heat and power. SLI 560 is only worth it if you already have one.
post #8 of 25
You have a 3d monitor so I would buy a 580 now and a 2nd 580 down the road. Your overall performance when running games in 3d will be far better than a 560 SLI setup
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post #9 of 25
580 indeed.
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post #10 of 25
This is a tough question and we could probably use all the relevant info (how you will use it, what you expect out of it, how long you want to use it, etc.) to come to the best conclusion. But based on the 120Hz monitor in your sig I'm actually going to say 560ti would be the best solution straight out of the box and not considering any possible upgrade paths which obviously the 560ti sli wouldn't have. I say 560ti because as mentioned it is a non inconsequential amount faster than a single 580 and if you are actually refreshing higher than 60Hz then that would be welcome. Most of the time I would say go with the single GPU even if it means 55 fps rather than 70 fps because of the 60Hz limit, but in this case SLI 560ti should give you the best chance of getting the most out of your extra 60Hz for the money.
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