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I had planned on picking up a 3rd 570 but I could exchange both 570s for 2 580s and be roughly the same amount in the hole.

Opinions?

Of course I could wait for the 59X..

A new psu is in the works in case someone was wondering...
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I would assume 2 580s will scale a lot better than three 570s, and that way you have a more powerful single card for games that don't support multigpu.
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post #3 of 15
Well,

Question for you, Why? You'll not see any benefit of getting a third one tbh. I'd say stick with your current SLi setup and consider maybe a full watercooling loop. If you were running Nview surround (3 screens) that would be a different kettle of fish.

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post #4 of 15
This link shows some numbers on gtx570 sli and gtx580 sli. And this is the scale of single, sli and tri for some games. Hope this helps.
post #5 of 15
i would look at the 580s in SLI myself.....

since you can add another 2 of them lol
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ZHoob2004 & linskingdom, thanks for the info! +1



I understand that there is no real need for either setup beyond what I currently have, it's just something I want. I came from a 5770 tri-fire setup and I do agree that the scalling for the ati cards wasn't quite par.

I'm not interested at the moment to drop the same amount of money only to water cool my current cards, even though I like mild overclock it will never be enough to warrant the additional cooling.
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Well,

Question for you, Why? You'll not see any benefit of getting a third one tbh. I'd say stick with your current SLi setup and consider maybe a full watercooling loop. If you were running Nview surround (3 screens) that would be a different kettle of fish.

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i would look at the 580s in SLI myself.....

since you can add another 2 of them lol
lol. I have no desire (or the capability right now) to run 4 of them but you bring up a valid point

I like ZHoob2004's point that in a game that will not utilize multiple cards the 580 will work to my advantage.
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GTX580s will give you less problems in in reality 3 x GTX570s dont have enough RAM. Would you consider 3 x HD 6950s?
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GTX580s will give you less problems in in reality 3 x GTX570s dont have enough RAM. Would you consider 3 x HD 6950s?
Noted. I definitely considered the 6950s before I purchased my first 570 and planned to flash them to 6970s but my last ati setup (single/cf/tri 5770s) was nothing but a headache and every week it was just 'wait for the new drivers, they'll fix everything'. As a single card the 6950 is a steal, two of my friends picked them up and have nothing but good things to say.
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With three monitors SLI 570s would work nice otherwise the scaling won't be terrific.
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