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So is a 570 better than 2 295's? I mean a good mother board is going to be 200$+, and a psu around 100$, plus the other card, I am out 400$ vs just buying one card and not replacing everything?

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The problem with 2 295's is that your basically running quad SLI. Quad SLi have horrible scaling and for the most part is slower than a Tri SLI setup with gpus of similar performance. Plus 2 gtx 295s will need A LOT of power, much more than a single 570.
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Originally Posted by huhh;14357117 
Gtx 295's are a dual gpu card. So getting another one would make you run quad sli, which has very bad scaling and not many games support it. Get a 570 and you won't have to get another motherboard or psu.

I don't know what that means but ok. LOL
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Originally Posted by T3chAdd1ct;14357169 
Sell, the dx 10 cards. The developers of BF3 said that no single card can max out BF3. You can probably play it on pretty high settings with a gtx 570 or 580 however.

Ok, maybe I will try and do that.

580 is quite a bit more than the 570...but there are alot of options...what is the best for the money?

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Originally Posted by Ihasfip;14357351 
I don't know what that means but ok. LOL



Ok, maybe I will try and do that.

580 is quite a bit more than the 570...but there are alot of options...what is the best for the money?

D

A GTX 295 is basically two GTX 275's on 1 card. So it running in SLI already, just not two seperate cards. If you ad another 295 you'll be running Quad-SLI. Not many games support 4 GPU's (quad-sli). On top of that you'll have to get another mobo and PSU.

The best bet for you would be to get a GTX 570 Non-reference, so in the future you decide to upgrade your CPU and mobo you can add another 570 and still have a killer setup that does DX11.
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Sounds like a good idea. Some people are saying sell the 295 but you wont get as good performance for the dollar if you do. You should get that second one. Just remember you are going to have to upgrade your power supply. I am surprised you are running one card on it. I thought the PSU requirements for that card wear 700watts. All so make sure that the game you play the most supports quad SLI. If you end up having to spend a bunch of money on the power supply then just sell the 295 you have use that money + the $100 to get something different. You might be able to find a used 580
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Originally Posted by huhh;14357421 
A GTX 295 is basically two GTX 275's on 1 card. So it running in SLI already, just not two seperate cards. If you ad another 295 you'll be running Quad-SLI. Not many games support 4 GPU's (quad-sli). On top of that you'll have to get another mobo and PSU.

The best bet for you would be to get a GTX 570 Non-reference, so in the future you decide to upgrade your CPU and mobo you can add another 570 and still have a killer setup that does DX11.

Non reference meaning its only one gpu on one card?

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Non reference meaning its only one gpu on one card?

D

Non Reference is a custom PCB, they usually have more/better VRM's to handle more power. Like my GTX 460 Hawk's, they are custom made by MSI and not Nvidia. If you don't plan on overclocking it you can get a reference version.
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Originally Posted by huhh;14357451 
Non Reference is a custom PCB, they usually have more/better VRM's to handle more power. Like my GTX 460 Hawk's, they are custom made by MSI and not Nvidia. If you don't plan on overclocking it you can get a reference version.

Oh ok. I got ya, I think the gtx295 that I have now is a reference one? It is just plain black and says geforce on the side. The fan is in the middle of it too. But I have it overclocked...soo...

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Reference cards have a NVIDIA on the PCI-E area. Mine say MSI so it's non reference. I love MSI cards, they overclock like crazy, EVGA come with a lifetime warranty and overclock really well. Non-reference cards also have a problem when you want to water cool them, hard to find specialty made full cover blocks. But if you stay on air it shouldn't be a problem.

Good luck picking a card.
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy;14357435 
Sounds like a good idea. Some people are saying sell the 295 but you wont get as good performance for the dollar if you do. You should get that second one. Just remember you are going to have to upgrade your power supply. I am surprised you are running one card on it. I thought the PSU requirements for that card wear 700watts. All so make sure that the game you play the most supports quad SLI. If you end up having to spend a bunch of money on the power supply then just sell the 295 you have use that money + the $100 to get something different. You might be able to find a used 580

That could be why I get the occasional crash while gaming? Occasionally I will either get a BSOD or the game will just close. I figured it was due to a slightly unstable cpu overclock. (occasionally will bsod when just surfing the web or something...)

When I go to hwcompare.com and look up those cards vs. mine; mine appears better. Now how well that site is I don't know...but I compared it to the 2 other cards I had (hd2900xt, and the hd4870x2) and it seemed to be correct.

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