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What should i do. Ive been planning to get two gigabyte GTX 470SC but im starting to think i should get 1 GTX 580 and just get another one in like a year. What do you guys think and which 580 is the fastest factory OC?
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I was thinking about doing the same thing actually. You would be taking a performance hit for about a year until you bought the second 580. I have decided to hold off for awhile. Good luck with the decision. I know its hard.
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well if u wanna save space get a 580 and save money for ur 2nd 580
 
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I'd go with the 580, then pick up another one later once it doesn't perform as good as you want.

I did that with 480's..I bought one in August and for now it performs marvelously for my needs, but with the prices dropping so fast, I'll pick up another one in the summer for SLI just to get another performance boost until the next generation comes out.
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post #5 of 20
I like one-card solution but GTX 580 is currently overpriced. If you need them right now, get 2 GTX 470. BTW, all of them could handle almost all current games @high settings, so could a GTX 570. Why not consider one GTX 570 as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerik View Post
well if u wanna save space get a 580 and save money for ur 2nd 580
why do you even need SLI GTX580? you can run every game maxed out at 1080P with a single GTX470
    
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I say spend $700 and get SLi 570's but I am not biased
hehehe.


Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
you can run every game maxed out at 1080P with a single GTX470
Ummm no.
Not even close.
Edited by amstech - 12/21/10 at 10:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
why do you even need SLI GTX580? you can run every game maxed out at 1080P with a single GTX470
Elaborate please. He cannot max out every game with a single 470.
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post #9 of 20
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The 470s in SLI perform much cooler and alot of times better than the 480s. And two 470s will perform much better than the 1 580. But i think two or three 580s in a year and a half wouuld b nasty. I mean really tho what could take advantage of that gaming wise. we have to see what dx11 does.
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For the price of 1 gtx580 you can buy 3 gtx470.

I say go for the 470's.
    
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