Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ
Thats still $340 up front, two GTX560s with more vram would cost me only $40 more. Shipping my current card would cost around $20 and I'm sure that it would fetch $270. So all in all it would be a $110 upgrade and if I remember the mir on the GTX560s its a $70 upgrade that will actaully lose less resale value in four months when both parties start rolling out next gen cards. High end cards always lose the most resale value.
Thats just the way that I'm looking at it now but being reliant on sli support is a major downside as well.
I'm going to go against the popular opinion and agree with your plan.
As you explained, for an eventual cost of only 70 bucks, that's some good bang for the buck going with a couple 560's.
Even though I'm still running two 480's, I've been following the 560 situation. They're inexpensive to buy, and two of them would rock.
They're compact and run cooler than the expensive uber-cards.
The other thing I've found interesting is how many variants of the 560 are out now. You're looking for a 2Gb version, which makes sense nowadays.
I also like the 560Ti, and the EVGA 560 Ti 2 WIN is a slick duallie.
Then there's the 560 Ti 448 core, which is getting some damn good performance, not much difference from a 480 from some benches I've seen.
Unfortunately, there are only a few 560's that have 2Gb of ram.
The SLI support with the 480's has been great for me. I would think that two 560's would scale just as well and have good driver and game support as well.
I'd like to see some of the specific cards you're interested in. Then we could discuss their cooling:DEdited by DerComissar - 12/7/11 at 5:47pm