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I am having to build a new system and I already have 2 gtx 580s and when I build the new one it will have express sli 3.0. I know 580s are 2.0, so would a single Titan be better? If so was thinking about selling my 2 580 with the heat killer blocks and bridge all as one and put the money into a Titan, would it be worth it and how much is truly reasonable?

Also if can't get a titan, would say 2 680 be a step up with them being 3.0?
    
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Titan is better than 2x580

Selling both of the 580 for a Titan sounds perfectly reasonable.
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What are you planning to do with it?
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Titan, but i would wait 24hrs to see whats up with the new cards..
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i single titan should beat your two 580's. if you cant get a titan, two 680's would be a step up, even check out the new 7xx series and how they preform once more and more user data appears over the comming weeks
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If I had 2 580s right now, I would sit on them and wait a generation till 20nm cards come out. IMHO, today's games just don't need more horsepower than 2x580s, especially at 1920x1200. Wait until developer start really exploiting the new consoles, when we'll actually need the GPU muscle.

Selling them and grabbing a GTX 780 wouldn't be a bad idea. Titan's just too expensive...
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Well I cant order my new systems Chip or MB until next friday or later, I want to see about Haswell. I am mainly gaming, games from WoW to Skyrim. and little watching of videos to normal things, but mainly gaming is what my PC is for. But right now my 580s arent geting used at all, with the system they are in is down, So, I dont have a problem parting with them now, so that I could get my new card or cards when I order my MB and chip. But With me mainly gaming, I am wanting to make sure I get a great Chip for that.


What is the release date of the 700?
    
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

If I had 2 580s right now, I would sit on them and wait a generation till 20nm cards come out. IMHO, today's games just don't need more horsepower than 2x580s, especially at 1920x1200.

This, which is why i asked what it was for.
To be Honest, I can game with current gen titles at 2560x1440 and not worry too much.

to OP: A titan is hugely expensive, wait for Nvidia 770/780's to get released if you really, really need a new card. thumb.gif
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over the next few days, even tomorrow some of the new 7xx series will start to show up on major sites.. haswell will drop around June 4th which i would wait for, it is not too far off smile.gif
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My thought is if its going to cost 900 or so for 2 680s or 780s plus 2 blocks , I'm already near a titan. And if ratings are better the 580,680, or even 780 then why not go titan. And if I can get the money from my 580s and heat killers and bridge to do so then why not. Just need to figure what I should ask for them.
    
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