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post #1 of 17
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I've come into a bit of moolah recently and I'm planning on upgrading my GPU. My question, 2 GTX 480's or a GTX 580, I found a site where it's going to cost the same regardless of choice so performance wise, which one is more favourable?
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What resolution?
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a 580 would be less heat and more expandable, but if you are just looking for pure performance the dual 480s should win
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resolution soon as the money presents itself either a 1920x1200 or 2560x1600.
Yeah pure performance, power consumption and heat are not an issue for me.
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post #5 of 17
Agreed, u will be better off right now with another 480. But if u want to future proof urself get a 580. Im in the same delema with my 470, and I am just going to SLI the 470's, rather than waiting a year for prices to drop on the 570's.
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post #6 of 17
Some prefers single GPU and some don't. Here is the link shown some numbers between gtx480 SLI and GTX580. Hope this helps.
post #7 of 17
then go with the 480s, unless you plan on coming into money again soon, then get a 580 now and another later epic
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Some prefers single GPU and some don't. Here is the link shown some numbers between gtx480 SLI and GTX580. Hope this helps.
Much love, thanks for that, 480's it is then
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SLI FTW *** LOL *** OMGSAUCE

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480 SLI

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