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GTX 570 SLI vs GTX 580?

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Do you guys think I should get 2 gtx 570s and replace them with Kepler cards when they release? Or should I just get one GTX 580 and SLI it later down the road

EDIT: Or how about buying 2 6950s and unlocking them to 6970s?

AND I DONT HAVE ANY SPECS IN THE SIG RIG, THESE ARE THE PARTS I WILL BE BUYING
Edited by Explicit528 - 10/21/11 at 12:51pm
post #2 of 29
For the price of 2 570's you could just get another 580 to go with the one you already have in your sig.

Or am I missing something here?

[edit]
Just saw the system title. Being thick.

I had the same choice and I decided on 580 to sli next year.
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Why do you consider 570s when you have a 580 lightning?
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Why would you swap your GTX 580 for two GTX 570s, when you can purchase a second GTX 580 for less?
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580 now, another 580 SLI later.
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Ah...guys, read the system title please. I don't have any of those specs yet.
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Originally Posted by Timlander View Post
580 now, another 580 SLI later.
A 580 now is going to be better for your requirements. It is a great single GPU, and you are going to have less problems and overall satisfaction than dealing with SLI. Most people have zero issues on SLI, but I agree with Tim and prefer a single graphics card versus two. 1x580 is going to run everything you need easily, and is cheaper than 2 x 570s.
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A single 570 is almost as fast a a 580 if you overclock it to around ~850Mhz core. So it is no surprise that 570 in SLI absolutely destroy a single 580.

You can look at my sig to see what route I decided to take. There is not a single game out there that I cannot run completely maxed out at 1080p.
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I would say go 580 then maybe think about going SLI if you really want later.
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evo X View Post
A single 570 is almost as fast a a 580 if you overclock it to around ~850Mhz core. So it is no surprise that 570 in SLI absolutely destroy a single 580.

You can look at my sig to see what route I decided to take. There is not a single game out there that I cannot run completely maxed out at 1080p.
That would leave him with no expandability. And I do not consider 3 way SLI an option. Going with a 580 now would be more than enough to play any game at 1080p, leaving him the option later to SLI 580's which is better than SLI 570's.
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