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As the subject states I am trading for either of the two options.

2x 560 TIs EVGA - Dual Fan OC edition vs 1x 570 Super Overclocked edition - GIGABYTE


Also how does a GTX 280m Compare to well Anything? Can it play games at all? What are it's limits? Does it compare to anything like a single 7770OC? or 560ti ?

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I'd go with the 570, it'll consume less power, take up less space, and if you decide to SLi it later, you'll have even more power. Of course the 560Ti's will be more powerful because it's literally two GPU's pushing data, but I'd take that 570. To be honest, I can't give you anything about the 280m, never owned one or even worked/ played with one. Sorry! tongue.gif

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yep. everything ledzepp3 said. also the extra 0.25 gb of vram will be helpful... depending on the resolution you plan on using.

speaking of which... what resolution are you going to be playing on?
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Well right now I play BELOW 1920x1080 but I normally play on 1920x1080 I however have a 24" monitor coming in that can run 1920x1200 - Not sure if I would like playing in that resolution or not.

I wont be upgrading to a second 570 for awhile, im broke. Already trading stuff for wither of these two card options.


Blow is my curretn rig, except the 560ti is a XFX 7770 Ghost and the PS is now a Modular Corsair 800W

560 died.
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Still, go 570. It's usually a better call to go with a single, more powerful card over dual weaker cards. And you get the extra .25GB of VRAM which doesn't sound like much, but it'll go a long way.
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If they are the 2Gb version go for sli otherwise go 570
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Off question - Does it make any sense to use the 7770 I have to run PhysX? Havnt really read up on any of that, but if it's worth it no need to waste the card!
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Off question - Does it make any sense to use the 7770 I have to run PhysX? Havnt really read up on any of that, but if it's worth it no need to waste the card!

physx is really just for nvidia cards. you wont need a dedicated card as most cards are powerful enough to run physx on the same card. also... its only a limited amount of games that support physx...
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