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Is upgrading worth it from 2 GTX 260's to a GTX 580 SC?

I ran a 3dmark vantage benchmark how much of an improvement would it be if I upgraded?

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I have had three GTX260's in SLI and they beat my OC'd 580 by a small margin in some benchmarks, so coming from two I would consider it to be a nice upgrade. A much simpler setup.
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you will get about 4-5k more in vantage but a 570 is better price performance ratio compare to the 580
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one question how you get that badass theme ? i like the way the windows button looks
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580 is much faster...
I upgraded from a gtx 295, which are esentially two gtx 275's, and saw around a 20% improvement... Not only that, but it ran games better in Direct X 11 than the gtx 295 did in DX10, like the unigine benchmark...

A 570 might be more of a sidegrade IMO, as that, 480, 295, are close to your system already...
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gonna have to go with the vote for the GTX570/580

Unless you get a smokin deal on the extra 260 - then SLI em and wait for Fermi's replacement

Ive been kicking aorudn the idea of locating a second GTX 275 as well - if I find it dirt cheap
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SLI 260s @ stock = roughly 1 stock 470 from comparing benchmarks awhile back. Of course I got my second 260 for 60$ so i have no desire to upgrade myself. Still cap my cpu on everything.
AMD, I give up.
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one question how you get that badass theme ? i like the way the windows button looks
to answer your question

http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=windows+start+orb#/d2p2bnz

ok cool 20% is not much for a 500$ upgrade. I'll wait till the new series of cards come out.

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