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I read somewhere that you can mix and match the GPUs, so you could get a 1 Gb. to SLI with your current 768 Mb. card At least, that's what I read...
You can do it but then it's actually only going to be only 768MB VRAM effectively as VRAM is mirrored and not combined. Regardless if the 1GB card is on top or bottom.
     
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For the record, the possibility of unlocking a 6950 has gone WAY down, so don't use that method to fall back on if you can help it.

I run Ultra @ 1080p just fine with a single 2Gb 6950 DCII (at stock clocks). A GTX 570/6950 will work just fine
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You can do it but then it's actually only going to be only 768MB VRAM effectively as VRAM is mirrored and not combined. Regardless if the 1GB card is on top or bottom.
Pretty sure if you do that it sets both cards to the lowest VRAM. i.e. 1 768Mb and 1- 1Gb in SLI = both recognized as 768Mb. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.
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I know it's odd. Someone made a thread about Best Buy and this fella looked closer on the website. I don't know why they are showing a GTX 560 when the title says GTX 560Ti. I just don't wanna make a mistake but i might get the card. Gonna hold back a lil bit. No idea if Black Friday will change the price in November?

Hold on lemme get the link for you.

Here ya go guys.

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...sive-best.html

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This is what the EVGA GTX 560 2GB card looks like.

@850Mhz Core 1700Mhz Shader with 336 Processor Cores.



This is what the EVGA GTX 560Ti 2GB card looks like.

@822Mhz Core 1645Mhz Shader 384 Processor Cores.



The Best Buy link EVGA GTX 560 2GB says it's got 336 Processor Cores. Even though the Best Buy version is over clocked to @865Mhz Core it's technically only a GTX 560, not a TI as title says. The box clearly dosen't show the TI.

I think it's an error on their part listing it as TI.
     
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Pretty sure if you do that it sets both cards to the lowest VRAM. i.e. 1 768Mb and 1- 1Gb in SLI = both recognized as 768Mb. Someone correct me if I'm wrong please.
That's what I said.

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I read somewhere that you can mix and match the GPUs, so you could get a 1 Gb. to SLI with your current 768 Mb. card At least, that's what I read...

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You can do it but then it's actually only going to be only 768MB VRAM effectively as VRAM is mirrored and not combined. Regardless if the 1GB card is on top or bottom.
     
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This is what the EVGA GTX 560 2GB card looks like.

@850Mhz Core 1700Mhz Shader with 336 Processor Cores.



This is what the EVGA GTX 560Ti 2GB card looks like.

@822Mhz Core 1645Mhz Shader 384 Processor Cores.



The Best Buy link EVGA GTX 560 2GB says it's got 336 Processor Cores. Even though the Best Buy version is over clocked to @865Mhz Core it's technically only a GTX 560, not a TI as title says. The box clearly dosen't show the TI.

I think it's an error on their part listing it as TI.
Really? Someone oughta pm the support and tell them their website is wrong and get credit out of it. So basically the Ti is much better than the one BB posted? Since it is just a 560 but a overclocked version.

Also i never knew you could really get a 1gb card and match it to the video card? I thought you are required to have same cards and same memory and same brands?

Does this mean i can simply SLi the GTX 460 with 560,570,580? Possible? I thought that was impossible.

Ok now since you said BB is just a regular GTX 560 but SC. Worthy to buy it or go straight to NewEgg and get a GTX 570 or whatever?

Hmph..
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For the record, the possibility of unlocking a 6950 has gone WAY down, so don't use that method to fall back on if you can help it.

I run Ultra @ 1080p just fine with a single 2Gb 6950 DCII (at stock clocks). A GTX 570/6950 will work just fine
All the MSI 6950 TF3 unlocks.MSI itself provides a software to do it and with 100% success rate
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Really? Someone oughta pm the support and tell them their website is wrong and get credit out of it. So basically the Ti is much better than the one BB posted? Since it is just a 560 but a overclocked version.

Also i never knew you could really get a 1gb card and match it to the video card? I thought you are required to have same cards and same memory and same brands?

Does this mean i can simply SLi the GTX 460 with 560,570,580? Possible? I thought that was impossible.

Ok now since you said BB is just a regular GTX 560 but SC. Worthy to buy it or go straight to NewEgg and get a GTX 570 or whatever?

Hmph..
No has to be same...for example a 580 1.5GB and a 580 3GB SLI and only the most restrictive VRAM will be effective. So in this scenario two 580's SLI is only going to be 1.5GB VRAM effective.

As for the GTX 560 performance with 336 processor cores... it's equivilent to a 6870 performance and the 560Ti is not just over clocked but has 384 processor cores and will yeild 6950 equivilent performance.

Make sense now?
     
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I'm repeating this from one of my previous thread posts, but it might bear reminding. The OP is using a single monitor and even less than 1920x1200 resolution. Bear this in mind.

VRAM lesson 101.

A video card with high memory bandwidth can draw faster and draw higher quality images. You have to consider and factor in the speed of the GPU as well.

There's little point in getting a video card with a very fast GPU and limited memory bandwidth because the memory will be the bottleneck and the GPU will spend a lot of time doing nothing while waiting for slow video RAM.

On the flip of a coin, you don't want to get a video card with a slow GPU and very high memory bandwidth either, same effect only vice versa.

One can comfortably go up to 512 Mb above your VRAM limit and your shared memory will be able to handle it with very marginal slowdown if any at all.

Let me qoute another OCN member: *Snip* to answer your question.



And yet another answer:



Hoped this helped.

As for OP - EVGA GTX 580 just feels plain good on many levels, yes your paying a premium to have the best single GPU, period. Only dual GPU's or two card combos have to be put together to beat it. Until you put another one in and then the 580's pull away from any two card combo you can throw at it. They over clock like beasts. Proof is in my sig with link to the 580 OC Club.

Obviously the GTX 570 comes pretty darn close at less cost. One GTX 570 over clocked @ 890 Core will compare equally to a 580 stock clock @ 797 Core. However bear in mind the 580 can over clock higher percentage then the 570 can achieve and again pulls away. Price aside where performance is what you looking for and staying green.

Air cooling on the vapor chamber is good, I idle at 41C and in full throttle I'm maxed at 76C-79C.


If you going to go EVGA GTX 570 Classified - best one out there next to Lightnings. IMO.
Good luck. Hope this helps.
Great post but you're killing me! I just decided the classifieds were a bad choice and now you recommend the opposite. I've seen a lot of negative posts/reviews on the classified though the one formal review I found was very positive.
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Great post but you're killing me! I just decided the classifieds were a bad choice and now you recommend the opposite. I've seen a lot of negative posts/reviews on the classified though the one formal review I found was very positive.
Well it's opinion. The reason I like the classified is because it's 6 Phase PWM instead of the 4 that come with reference. Better non-reference design.

When it comes to the 570's the non-reference cards are the way to go.

For the 560 or the 580 either reference or non-reference cards are great and neither having any issues.

That's my take.
     
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