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Hi guys,
I'm looking to upgrade my GPU. So far, I am just gonna buy 2 6870's and put them in XFire. My question is, are there any single GPU solutions that would beat or be on par with 2 6870's? I'm not gonna worry about my PSU, if I have too I'll just down-clock some stuff until I can get a Corsair 750 Watt. So that's basically it, $550 for the absolute best GPU performance there is.

Please note that my budget may change. I am selling some things on Ebay and am hoping that they sell for the price they are at. Currently, I will get around $564 from the sales, but say $550 just because I know I might hit some losses.

Thanks Guys

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overlocked GTX 580?
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for that money - a GTX580, get another one later.
you mentioned your PSU...even for a future upgrade I'd go with something larger then a 750watt though
Edited by Gunslash - 1/26/11 at 3:13pm
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post #4 of 33
why not 2x 560's
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for that money - a GTX580, get another one later.
Wouldn't 2 6870's kill a single 580? I highly doubt I would ever buy another one if I got a 580.

Koven - I was considering 2 560's. It's a good idea but even with the GF114 Chip, they still are Fermi, and still are relatively hot. I like the AMD/ATI cards because of their heat. I had a 4850 which maxed at like 45c on air and a Sapphire 5870 Eyefinity Edition which maxed at 50c.
Edited by snelan - 1/26/11 at 3:14pm
    
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post #6 of 33
2 of these (6950)

260 after rebate.
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why not 2x 560's
i reckon that will just use more power than a single 580 and too little perfomance increase than a single 580.

well, i would gladly go with gtx 580
    
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post #8 of 33
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2 of these

260 after rebate.
What kinda PSU would I need (What wattage?)

Unlocked, could they run off my 620Watt if I underclocked them?

EDIT: I would also buy the 1GB versions as I am only at 1080p.
Edited by snelan - 1/26/11 at 3:18pm
    
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post #9 of 33
LOL go for the single GPU route and avoid ATI's crap drivers. GTX 580.
    
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post #10 of 33
GTX 580 is the beast, but since its the best the price isnt great, overpriced. GTX 570 is probably a better value. Then maybe an awesome PSU to go with it.
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