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Yes, its another one of my "vs" threads. Now this ones tricky. As both GPUs aee high quality.

Which one should I get for THIS build. Not my sig rig:

http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=1138285

Which one would be better? Monitor is still 1440x900.

ALSO before you say "your monitor sucks you should have just one gtx 560 to. I want to futureproof my GPUs. Don't want to be in a hassle of buying new GPUs when I decide to get a 1080p monitor.

Please don't refer to my sig rig at all. I don't have that rig and will remove it soon.


Also how will performance compare with an i5-2500k sandy bridge?



Thanks!!

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GTX 560 ti SLI hands down. My GTX 460 1GB's in SLI beat out my GTX 580 at 1920 x 1200 resolution.
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I would go with a single GTX580, due to the fact that you could always add a second one. the GTX 560/560ti does not support TRI-SLI
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This has been answered a million times...

560ti:
Pros - cheaper, better performance then a single 580 stock after OC
Cons - no upgrade path in the future, SLI is not 100% supported in all games, takes up 4-6 slots in your cpu


580:
Pros - better performance after OC, upgrade path in future for SLI, single fastest card out right now, uses less watts
Cons - Costs a little more (not by much)

Go with the 580.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fstop;15256204 
This has been answered a million times...

560ti:
Pros - cheaper, better performance then a single 580 stock after OC
Cons - no upgrade path in the future, SLI is not 100% supported in all games, takes up 4-6 slots in your cpu


580:
Pros - better performance after OC, upgrade path in future for SLI, single fastest card out right now, uses less watts
Cons - Costs a little more (not by much)

Go with the 580.
this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HK_47;15256177 
I would go with a single GTX580, due to the fact that you could always add a second one. the GTX 560/560ti does not support TRI-SLI

For some people 560ti SLI would be more than enough to power games for a while, and by the time they would "need" 580sli equivalent power, it will be available in a cheaper, more power efficient, single card solution.

It's completely subjective though
    
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By the time you have enough money for a 2nd GTX 580 to SLI, there will be a GTX 670 that will be cheaper and outperform it.
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A single GTX580 will blow away anything you will play now. I have one with my sig rig and I run everything maxed at 1920x1200. I have yet to play anything, BF3 included, that stressed my setup. I had a 560ti before this card, and the choice was hard for me as well, but after seeing a few recent games have SLI issues out of the box, I decided to play it safe rather than go for a bit of extra performance.
    
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Actually, 2x 560ti's stock beat a 580 stock by about 20% on average.
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Why don't you just go 6950 and drop Nvidia. Be a pro for once smile.gif
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