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So, I'm thinking of returning my 570 for 2x560ti SLI. It will be about $100 I think and I'm wondering if this is worth doing...


I am looking to keep this computer around for a long time and play almost any game in the next 5 years maybe with this machine.

My main concern is, how big of a performance boost will this be and is it worth it??

In the past I have heard bad things about SLI and how it isn't worth it because it can be buggy at times and that many games don't support it. So, I am still skeptical.

Also, will this PSU be able to support SLI?

    
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Personally your looking at more heat. I love my 570's though. Why not save up and get another 570gtx? 750 watt psu can handle sli 570's.
    
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SLI is a lot more stable these days especailly with the 400/500 series video cards. The 560's run a lot cooler than the 570's as well.
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i enjoy my 560 sli
    
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Keep your GTX570 ... and just SLI it if needed.

A SLI GTX560 TI is ~22% better than a single GTX570 but you are out of upgrade option with the 560TI SLI ... they cant 3SLI so if you need more ... you need to replace it again by other cards.

A single GTX570 can eat pretty much any games, SLI it later and you have a killing system.




And yes, a 750W can SLI gtx 560 or GTX 570s ( 850w could be safer for SLI GTX570 )
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Im doing the exact opposite as you. Turned in 560ti SLI for 570 SLI. Im only doing it so I can wc them. If you are staying on air, the twin frozr II 560tis run very cool and perform great. And yes a 750w can handle sli 560tis.
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To be honest, your power supply is not really good.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=188

It's in fact a 650 watts beefed up a little....

I would grab something better.


A 560Ti SLI setup is about 20% to 30% faster than a GTX580, depending on the game...

An Overclocked 560ti is real close to a GTX570 BTW...

If you can hold on one 570 for now, SLI later with another 570 next year....but you're dreaming, your rig won't last 5 years (as a great gaming machine)....

For the long term, I'd SLI 570s!!!! A little extra Vrm would help...
Edited by delavan - 8/18/11 at 5:24pm
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i had a 560 Ti and it overclocked like a boss too
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Gonna agree with most people, stick with the GTX570. You're out of upgrade options if you get the GTX560Ti's and they'll only be able to run games at max for the next ~2 years (totally guessing here, but sounds reasonable). When you start noticing the GTX570 being unable to keep up, then you can always add another. They'll probably be a lot cheaper by then too
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Boulard83 View Post
Keep your GTX570 ... and just SLI it if needed.
I'd agree with this since you already have the 570. It also has a bit more VRAM headroom which is important in considering a setup you want to last for 5 years.

Quote:
A SLI GTX560 TI is ~22% better than a single GTX570
This is misleading however. Techpowerup's 560 Ti SLI review suffered undocumented driver issues. Check the 560 SLI's performance in Far Cry 2:



I wish they would update that review, or at least put a disclaimer in their performance% section so people don't misquote it like that.

A better review if you're interested.

560 Ti in SLI are generally 20-30% faster than a single 580 (in Guru3D's Far Cry 2 review they were actually closer to 40% faster). They are much faster than a single 570.
Edited by Booty Warrior - 8/18/11 at 8:02pm
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