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GTX 570 1280MB in SLI vs GTX680 4gb SLI vs GTX660ti 3gb 3-way-sli

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Hi guys,

I have seen a couple of threads about going from GTX 570 in SLI to single GTX680. In my opinion, this is not a wise move, unless you play above a the resolution of 2550x1440. In my case I play at a resolution of 5966x1080 (nvidia surround gaming), which is why the following question comes up in me:

Does it make sense to upgrade from GTX 570 1280mb SLI(currently onwing this setup) to SLI to GTX680 4GB or GTX660ti 3 GB in 3-way SLI?

To upgrade to GTX680 4gb SLI it wil cost me around: €1100,-
To upgrade to GTX660TI 3gb it wil cost me around: €980,-

I'm not sure what will be the better upgrade or do i realy need to upgrade or just wait a year or so? Hopefully you guys can help me out of this.

remember I do play at a resolution of 5944x1080 and playing WoW, BF3, Call of Duty Black Ops 2(when it's released), GW2 and more.
Edited by Blutonium90 - 10/24/12 at 5:47am
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I'd go to GTX 680 4GB SLI. 4GB version is more than enough to play @5760 x 1080 (yeah I know you play at higher resolution than that).
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post #3 of 75
For 3 monitors I would go with 2 HD 7970 in CF. They scale well and have an extra gig of VRAM.

But 2 GTX 670 in SLI would do too. They're close behind 680s and cost quite a bit less.
post #4 of 75
If GTX 680 4GB SLI is available to you I don't even know why you listed GTX 570.
2x 7970's or 680 4GB cards seem the only appropriate options for you when you are running a resolution that high.

If you can't budget those cards... Then consider 670's or 6950's.
I don't think GTX 570 is an option. GTX 580 3GB cards would be the only 5 series option.
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I'd go to GTX 680 4GB SLI. 4GB version is more than enough to play @5760 x 1080 (yeah I know you play at higher resolution than that).

Yeah I was think about that myself. But how would the GTX660TI in 3way sli stand up to the GTX680 in SLI. I never tried 3-way sli and something inside me tells me try 3-way sli! haha Thanks for your oppion.
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If GTX 680 4GB SLI is available to you I don't even know why you listed GTX 570.
2x 7970's or 680 4GB cards seem the only appropriate options for you when you are running a resolution that high.
If you can't budget those cards... Then consider 670's or 6950's.
I don't think GTX 570 is an option. GTX 580 3GB cards would be the only 5 series option.

Ohh my bad, I currently owning 2 x GTX 570 in SLI
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Ohh my bad, I currently owning 2 x GTX 570 in SLI

Ya Vram is the biggest limiter for your resolution. 3 way SLI is ok but for about the same amount of money you can SLI 680's or about the same price X 7970's.

I don't really think GTX 660's would be all that great as well because of the smaller Bus, which is fine for single monitor setups but I would think would limit super resolution setups when you really want to max out graphics.
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I would go with the 4gb 680's thumb.gif
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Yeah I was think about that myself. But how would the GTX660TI in 3way sli stand up to the GTX680 in SLI. I never tried 3-way sli and something inside me tells me try 3-way sli! haha Thanks for your oppion.

I believe, 660 Ti is not good enough to play @ multiple monitors because it only have 192 bit bus, correct me if I'm wrong,,,,so I still recommend the 4 GB SLI GTX 680, it will become a monster to your monitor lol haha
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what about a 690?
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