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At the moment, I'm using two 470s and I've seen some newer cards do quite a bit better but not enough to warrant an "upgrade". I know it may be somewhat arbitrary to ask but I'm just curious if I'd be better off waiting for next gen or the one after.
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2 gtx470's should still beat out a gtx580 by a slight margin. I still plan on using my 2 470's until I can't run modern games. I'm thinking they should last me until either devs start designing games for PC's, or until consoles get an upgrade. The only game coming out this year that looks like it may challenge these cards would be bf3, and mine ran fine during the alpha.
post #3 of 8
What res do you game at? Very important.

If you're gaming at 1920x1080 or less you should be ok for awhile.... I have a GTX 570 (less powerful than you) at 1920x1200 and still feel fine.
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Until the next gen consoles come out. That is maybe 2-4 years away I'll guess.
    
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im pretty sure it can max 90% of the games out there @1080p for the next 2-3 years.
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post #6 of 8
470's beat out a 580 by a wide margin - 470's heavily overclocked can just about match a 580, mildly overclocked they match a 480, they are beastly cards - the only thing you're going to run into eventually is vram, but with a 1080/1200 resolution, you would be fine for a while.
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post #7 of 8
470 sli should last you for a couple years at least ... especially if you're OC'ing
    
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post #8 of 8
470 sli?
dude, you are set for some time now.
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