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So I currently have a GTX 570 1280 MB. I am playing BF3 at 1080p and I have noticed that it does chew on the VRAM some bit so I am considering an "side" upgrade.

The plan would be to sell this 570 and purchase 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2048 MB (2GB).

My main question is do you guys think this is a good idea and most importantly what FPS do you guys think I will get?


Game Settings:
1080p
All Ultra
AA OFF
POST AA OFF
FXAA Injector
HBAO ON



This runs about 40s FPS average I'd say. Seems to hover in 40s-50s when ever I watch, My goal is to push close to 60 FPS average with the upgrade.

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560ti in SLI beats the 580. I think you would get a bit more than 60 fps especially with the 2gbs.
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Yea febreze I hope thats the case. I am hoping somebody on here has already done this. Just a matter of finding them.
 
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i could try it with 2 6950's and which should be pretty close but thats the best i can offer.
    
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i could try it with 2 6950's and which should be pretty close but thats the best i can offer.

If you don't mind I would GREATLY appreciate it if you ran some benchies on your 6950s.


Edit: On BF3 that is.
 
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i just played with EVERYTHING maxed for a few mins and the lowest it went was 62.1 thats with 16xaa average was about 75fps
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I just went threw the same problem as you. I had a single GTX 570 at 1920x1200 and BF3 was just not quite where I wanted it to be frame rate and setting wise. So I decided to try SLI. Well if you see in my thread just below yours I was totally blow away at the difference in performance. I am now running BF3 at 1920x1200 on Ultra settings HABO on and post AA on high. Differed AA is off and I am getting 59-60 frames on every map and in every battle large or small. It is butter smooth, I get no micro stuttering at all. My frames at pretty much dead solid on 60. The only thing is 1 your top card will get hot and a bit loud. It does in my case anyway since I have no room between the 2 cards. The bottom card gets to about 58-60 and is still very quiet. The top card gets to about 80 and is somewhat loud, not alot but its their. If I had at least one more slot between the 2 cards it would be much better for the top card. That's why I am looking at another motherboard just for SLI. But again, you will notice a hugh difference in performance going from a single 570 to SLI, at least I did :-)
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I just went threw the same problem as you. I had a single GTX 570 at 1920x1200 and BF3 was just not quite where I wanted it to be frame rate and setting wise. So I decided to try SLI. Well if you see in my thread just below yours I was totally blow away at the difference in performance. I am now running BF3 at 1920x1200 on Ultra settings HABO on and post AA on high. Differed AA is off and I am getting 59-60 frames on every map and in every battle large or small. It is butter smooth, I get no micro stuttering at all. My frames at pretty much dead solid on 60. The only thing is 1 your top card will get hot and a bit loud. It does in my case anyway since I have no room between the 2 cards. The bottom card gets to about 58-60 and is still very quiet. The top card gets to about 80 and is somewhat loud, not alot but its their. If I had at least one more slot between the 2 cards it would be much better for the top card. That's why I am looking at another motherboard just for SLI. But again, you will notice a hugh difference in performance going from a single 570 to SLI, at least I did :-)

My temps WILL be lower than yours. That GTX 570 HD cooler is a joke. I had one and returned it the NEXT DAY. Ref. models run 10-15 C cooler in my experience.
 
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I think u would get over 60fps, but i would go for the twinfrozers U can buy them here
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2 x GTX 560ti's are supposed to be comparible if not a little quicker than a GTX 580. I have the 580 and i get 58 - 80fps everything on ultra 2x AA
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