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post #1 of 23
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Should I SLI 560's now or should I just grab a 570... wait around and SLI that later?

Opinions?

I really don't play any resource demanding games. A little here and there.

Was thinking of the EVGA GTX570 Reference cards. Any other recommendations?
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I think it depends: do you mean the GTX 560 Ti, or just the newer and slower GTX 560 (no "Ti")?
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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I think it depends: do you mean the GTX 560 Ti, or just the newer and slower GTX 560 (no "Ti")?
Sorry. I meant the Ti's.
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post #4 of 23
I always recommend buying the best GPU now as you can always upgrade later vs. having no upgrade path with SLI 560's. You also have to consider that a single 570 will produce less heat, have less scaling issues (though 5XX cards scale very well), less driver issues, etc.
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post #5 of 23
I would go for the gtx570 if u dont play so many demanding games and later sli when they drop in price
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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by chrischoi View Post
Sorry. I meant the Ti's.
Oh sure, you had to make it a difficult choice.

If I remember correctly, the GTX 560 Ti is similar to the performance of the GTX 470 while the GTX 570 is somewhat similar to the GTX 480 (albeit a bit slower).

So I personally lean toward the 570s, but the 560 Ti SLI option is quite a good bang-for-buck option!
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
I would go for the gtx570 if u dont play so many demanding games and later sli when they drop in price
But then... it goes into just keeping the 550Ti. But the green is so hideous.
Then I could also SLI those... but then I'd imagine heating would be the issue.

But if I was to SLI the 570 later... it turns into, why not the 580.
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post #8 of 23
Lol, well if u get bye with those i would just keep them i mean why upgrade if everything u play runs fine? Unless u just want new stuff
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Oh I just noticed that you have the AX850! So, now my vote goes for two GTX 570s hands down (or even two GTX 580s, but that's way too expensive).
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post #10 of 23
If u go for gtx570 dont go for msi, i've had 2 troubble makers already
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