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Prices in my country won't allow me to get a 7970 or a 590 ... ... Yes ... I'm poor ... lol ...
And something I don't understand ... Why OC a 7970 to be like a 590 when u can just get a 590 ... surely if you want either of those u can afford the price tag they come with ...

well a gtx590 is a dual gpu card sucking down about twice the power. Produces a lot more heat, you have to deal with SLI and scaling issues. Plus some games don't support sli. A 7970 is a single chip using less power then a gtx580. Plus the 7970 is a lot cheaper, 7970 is the same price as a 3gb 7970. A 7950 is the same price as a gtx580 1.5 and is also faster then the 3gb version.
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OK well when u put it that way it makes perfect sense why all the switching up is going on ... (honestly I hadn't had time 2 research the 7970 much) ...

So GTX590 > 7970 > 580 ...

Ok ... excluding the fact that it is pointless to buy a 580 ... (was looking at the MSI 580 Lightning edition) ... and seems I can't afford the 7970 ...

Is SLI 560Ti's worth it at all ?? ...
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OK well when u put it that way it makes perfect sense why all the switching up is going on ... (honestly I hadn't had time 2 research the 7970 much) ...
So GTX590 > 7970 > 580 ...
Ok ... excluding the fact that it is pointless to buy a 580 ... (was looking at the MSI 580 Lightning edition) ... and seems I can't afford the 7970 ...
Is SLI 560Ti's worth it at all ?? ...

SLI 560tis is not a bad decision if you must have more performance now, but why don't you try and wait a month or two and see what Nvidia brings to the table.
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SLI 560tis is not a bad decision if you must have more performance now, but why don't you try and wait a month or two and see what Nvidia brings to the table.

I was planning on it ... the only reason I am looking to SLI is cause I am on the verge of getting a new monitor ... and well ... I am not sure what kinda performance knocks my 560Ti will take with DX11 1080p gaming ...
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I was planning on it ... the only reason I am looking to SLI is cause I am on the verge of getting a new monitor ... and well ... I am not sure what kinda performance knocks my 560Ti will take with DX11 1080p gaming ...

If i was you I would pick up a cheap second hand 560ti. I got my second gtx470 for only 180 bucks, and that was shortly after the gtx5xx series dropped. Personally I love it, I'm waiting for the 8900 series to come out with XDR2 ram to be honest.
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Probably best to see for yourself before deciding if you need more performance, rather than just buying blind before you know. The 560ti will perform well at 1080p and you would be better suited saving money for GPU upgrades until Nvidia releases, your money will go farther then.
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Thanks for the advice all ... I really appreciate it ... thumb.gif

And thanks to the OP for not complaining about my mini hijack ... biggrin.gif
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Actually with the current nvidia drivers I think you can sli ti with non ti. I know for a fact you can now sli a 8800gt with a 9800gt without any bios mods. really your limited by your slowest card.
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So single cards that are of higher models are preferable over duel cards due to being efficient and cause less problems, right? I kinda need an answer soon since I'm about to travel a couple miles by foot and subway to get either a sli bridge(that is, if sli can give me the boost i need) or get a 560 ti(after returning a gtx 460). It seems that our best buy stopped selling sli bridges and I found myself with two cards without sli and one idle. rolleyes.gif

The reason I need a boost in performance is because I plan on broadcasting some battlefield 3 on justin.tv. Although on a single gtx 460, it hasn't given me the smooth performance i'm looking for. Sure the game runs pretty well with the one gtx 460 but when I turn on that broadcasting equipment, often times i'm unable to run a smooth stream. I see some people broadcast battlefield with pretty smooth frames on a gtx 560ti but I seen some amazingly smooth frames when a certain someone used a gtx 580 when broadcasting. Which is the performance i'm looking for but its too expensive along with the fact that new cards might be coming in soon.

Thanks for the info, I sorta have a good idea on how sli works and I also don't mind the hijack since I was asleep smile.gif
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I feel the opposite, I would rather have 2 lesser in SLI than a single. I would recommend you get a 2nd 560ti before doing anything. I have been running SLI cards since 8800GT of 2nd tier cards and have had no SLI problems at all.

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