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Just wondering as I just picked up a second GTX 470 for SLI.

I currently get the scores in my sig, so I'm expecting big things!

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Not really any equivalence for them since they're high end still Your CPU will probably bottleneck them I'd imagine though.
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Your CPU will probably bottleneck them I'd imagine.
I'd imagine so too. I will have my CPU at 3.6GHz to help, if that helps any.

Any ideas on what the performance would be like?

I'm clueless as to that. Like a 570? or something like that?
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I'd imagine so too. I will have my CPU at 3.6GHz to help, if that helps any.

Any ideas on what the performance would be like?

I'm clueless as to that. Like a 570? or something like that?
It'll smoke a single GTX 580 lol.. A GTX 570 is only about a GTX 480 or so and 2 470s are faster than a 480.
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they are equivilent to my ati 6870's
    
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It'll smoke a single GTX 580 lol.. A GTX 570 is only about a GTX 480 or so and 2 470s are faster than a 480.
Amazing! I can't wait for my board to come I couldn't afford a single 580 so I decided to grab 2 x EVGA GTX 470's for $200 each shipped from OCN!

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they are equivilent to my ati 6870's
Wicked, we can have a benchmark competition?
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It'll smoke a single GTX 580 lol.. A GTX 570 is only about a GTX 480 or so and 2 470s are faster than a 480.
100% agree. However, the scaling of those 2 cards is going to depend on the game, resolution/IQ and your CPU. Very CPU dependent games like Black Ops or SC2, your 2x GTX 470s may not help at all. Even with my setup in Black Ops, I can't reach 100% GPU usage for both video cards but then again Black Ops is just a console port so no wonder why.

GTX 470s are a bit faster than HD6870s.
 
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About 1.5 GTX 580's
    
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100% agree. However, the scaling of those 2 cards is going to depend on the game, resolution/IQ and your CPU. Very CPU dependent games like Black Ops or SC2, your 2x GTX 470s may not help at all. Even with my setup, I can't reach 100% GPU usage for both video cards.
Right. So I shouldn't be too hopeful?

I play at 1920x1200, CPU will be oc'd to 3.6GHz, and I play mainly B0, Metro, and Crysis, well, I benchmark those three. also will be benching via 3DMark06, Vantage and 11

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About 1.5 GTX 580's
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