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Hi guys. As we saw from last year, the GTX 460 is still well in use and still going stong. Considering that the GTX 560 Ti has lots of overclocking headroom, and outperforms a single GTX 580 in SLI mode... How future proof is this GPU considering that I'm only going to be gaming on a 1080p 21.5" monitor, not going bigger?
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You should be alright for another 2-3 years, it really depends on what games you plan on playing, and at what texture/AA/etc quality.
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Not very. If you SLI it, you'll probably have to switch to a different card next time you upgrade and a GTX 560 TI is already unable to run some games maxed out at your resolution. Future proofing is a joke in the tech world. Of course, if you like low settings on everything, any modern card will last you a good 3-4 years.
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It will get you a ways but its in no way future proofing if you like to run your games with maxed settings. The 560Ti can run most stuff on the market fine but you wont be crushing BF3 on Ultra etc.
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honestly nothing is future proof and what games are you playing?
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something is only future proof before it is below minimum required specs, i got almost 7 years of decent low setting gaming on my 6800gt
 
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We need to know if you will be SLI
Also some may think that they will be good for a while on a 580 so why wouldnt you be ok for the same amount of time with a 560ti SLI? It has been shown that 560ti sli outperforms a 580.
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2Gb is future proof, 1gb is enough to play games with mixtures of high/ultra settings.
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2Gb is future proof, 1gb is enough to play games with mixtures of high/ultra settings.

This, I'm really happy I wnet with a 2GB card instead of a 1GB one biggrin.gif
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2Gb is future proof, 1gb is enough to play games with mixtures of high/ultra settings.

oh stop with the vram, vram is negligable, even on the newest games. the gpu will use as much as you allow it to, and most of the time the gpu cant even utilize all the vram it has.

the most demanding game in benchmarking to date with current gpus is still metro 2033

and look how a couple of 460s perform compared to the current leading single gpus

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at 1080p this game will consume as much as 2.2gbs of vram, and the above is at 1600p, well, cept for the lightning XE
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