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Someone paid $275 for that thing ?!?! Well there's one born every minute I guess. Good for you, though. thumb.gif

Your reasoning sounds good to me. The 480 is still a great card, just be sure you have the power to push it. Personally I'd hold off on the PHII upgrade, but swapping it out will net you some gains.
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Someone paid $275 for that thing ?!?! Well there's one born every minute I guess. Good for you, though. thumb.gif

Yo

Haha yeah ,I did some research and this isn't your typical 6870 for like gaming,its more of a specialized or workplace card because it has six displayport outputs to run 6 monitors simultaneously,basically plug and play.I imagine it has its place somewhere,just not for us.

I think I agree, on waiting to upgrade the cpu,but I guess I wonder why you say wait? I've been seeing some benchmarks on this chip,and when overclocked,gets up in the 7000 range on 3dmark which is up near or past my 2600k....

Don't get me wrong ,I wouldn't dare trade my z68 setup for said amd setup,but if the benchmarks are there,as well as price,why not?
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Update on this....


Found a BRAND new GTX 570 for $200 bucks!!! Bought it.,and its on its way.....Thats unbelievable if you ask me.. if i get another one down the line.. That would basically equal a GeForce GTX 680 ,am i wrong?

They have a couple left in stock....
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Update on this....


Found a BRAND new GTX 570 for $200 bucks!!! Bought it.,and its on its way.....Thats unbelievable if you ask me.. if i get another one down the line.. That would basically equal a GeForce GTX 680 ,am i wrong?

They have a couple left in stock....


Ack, why why??
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if i get another one down the line.. That would basically equal a GeForce GTX 680 ,am i wrong?

From a theoretical, purely computational view point (i.e. you want to to password crack or bit coin mine or other GPGPU activities) then, yes, the amount of gpu power available to your system would be equivalent to the 680....

From a practical, gaming perspective then no, the 680 would win out every time due to the scaling issues of multiple GPUs. In fact, if you are considering this now, then why not return the 570 (nice card by the way) for a full refund while you can and spend the extra to get the 680. That is what I would do anyway.

I have and have had several multi-gpu setups and every time I build one I think to my self... 'they must have fixed the issues by now!' but I'm always disappointed!
Or just keep the 570!
 
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Lucky find!!! and yes you need to use both 6pins to power the graphics card, if your psu dosent have that many 6pins use an adapter that splits a 6pin into 2 6 pins.. cannot leave any empty.. thumb.gif
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As far as the pins and powering i have that all figured out for this...It actually comes with the correct connectors...

As far as running this SLI with a second 570, i doubt i ever would,but i am just saying, if i ever did, would it get me graphics like a 680 if i did run two with sli?



Here is a link for you guys to Amazon,and the card i bought.. They have a couple more- Zotac GTXhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MPR33G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00s00_i00
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but i am just saying, if i ever did, would it get me graphics like a 680 if i did run two with sli?

Some games, perhaps, but the majority, no, sorry. The NVidia/ATI propaganda machines work hard to make you think so though!
 
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So sli is just a big farce!?
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Why didn't you buy a used 7950 for few dollars more? Do you require the Cuda cores?
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