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Poll Results: What would be your choice?

 
  • 57% (28)
    Add another GTX480 = GTX480SLI (fast, hot, power eater)
  • 42% (21)
    Sell the current 480, get another GTX580 (better @new DX11 games, cooler, saving more power,etc)
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post #11 of 28
Sorry you didnt mention how much memory your video cards had. I cant believe you triple Slied a videocard with only 512mb...Thats pretty silly if you ask me. I would honestly sell all 3 and get a gtx 480 on craigslist for like 250-$300. PhsX is a joke. No reason to keep one for that.
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post #12 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Sorry you didnt mention how much memory your video cards had. I cant believe you triple Slied a videocard with only 512mb...Thats pretty silly if you ask me. I would honestly sell all 3 and get a gtx 480 on craigslist for like 250-$300. PhsX is a joke. No reason to keep one for that.
I'm only running 1680x1050. At the time it was great, but the newer games I can forget about running AA. But the reason why I got 3 was because for 3d Vision I definitely needed the extra gpu rendering power. And I ran them in tri-sli not sli+physx as well.
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post #13 of 28
Considering you've already invested in a sweet SLI board that will allow you to put two full empty slots between your two cards (rather key w/480's on air) that is the route that I'd go if it were me. Net cost will be only slightly more, and two 480's will freaking demolish a 580.
    
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post #14 of 28
480 in SLI

i was in the same situation as you...

i went for a extra 480 due to the raw grunt...

and as brettjv said....

2x480s will destroy a 580...
post #15 of 28
2x 480's, its the only way to go. Also you could eventually water cool if you felt the need, but your beast motherboard has plenty of space for two cards. I say get the second 480 and don't look back.
     
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post #16 of 28
Sell and buy (2) GTX 570's in SLI

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/11

I get over 73fps very high everything 4x aa 1920x1080 dx10 Crysis bench
    
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post #17 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by wick001 View Post
Sell and buy (2) GTX 570's in SLI

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/11

I get over 73fps very high everything 4x aa 1920x1080 dx10 Crysis bench
This is what I was gonna suggest +rep
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post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post
This is what I was gonna suggest +rep
ok so buy 2 cards to replace the 480s.. and only get the same performance as a 2x480s.. and have less VRAM?

doesn't seem logical to me
post #19 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by wick001 View Post
Sell and buy (2) GTX 570's in SLI

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/11

I get over 73fps very high everything 4x aa 1920x1080 dx10 Crysis bench
This! 570's are more efficient than 480's are. Even if they offer the same or slightly better performance, the price will be slightly higher vs adding a 2nd 480. 570's will be quieter and cooler.

However, are you planning on buying a new 480, or a used one?

If you're willing to go used, you are better off with a 480 in that case. I've seen them as low as $300, and you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of selling your card so cheap.
Edited by 2010rig - 2/14/11 at 2:45pm
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post #20 of 28
Quote:
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ok so buy 2 cards to replace the 480s.. and only get the same performance as a 2x480s.. and have less VRAM?

doesn't seem logical to me
Actually the 570 beats the 480 in most games and in clock for clock speed. Proof
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