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I am currently evaluating upgrading my video card which, as you can see by my system specs is easily pretty much outdated and the bottleneck of my system. I was evaluating if it was the case to go SLI with either 2x GTX 570 (for 600€) or 2x GTX 580 (for 800€). And I wanted to know the general opinion of other users on such configurations (granted that I am not interested in a Crossfire ATI alternative).

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Originally Posted by Mafia2020 View Post
I am currently evaluating upgrading my video card which, as you can see by my system specs is easily pretty much outdated and the bottleneck of my system. I was evaluating if it was the case to go SLI with either 2x GTX 570 (for 600€) or 2x GTX 580 (for 800€). And I wanted to know the general opinion of other users on such configurations (granted that I am not interested in a Crossfire ATI alternative).

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Well there are obvious advantages to going sli 580's but a sli 570 would kill a single 580 and a single one can play every game @ 1920x1200 Max, having 2 would decimate you're psu and games, i'd go for the sli 570's and save some cash, but if you're inclined to have 2 of the best cars available, knock your socks off man!
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I would go with SLI GX 570, cheaper and almost as fast as SLI GTX 580
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to many 570's going poof lately id go with 580's
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Unless you go with higher resolution than 1080p, I would say GTX 570 SLI is enough for you. I'm in the same situation but I decided to get the GTX 580 since I game at 2560x1600 and maybe even at 7680x1600 when I pick up my 3rd 30".
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570 sli would be a better option, and if you dont mind AMD then the 6970 is the same price as the 570 but is faster than a pair of 570s and close to the 580s. But between the 2 you mentioned, the 570s would be better.
    
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budget is not a prob at all----->SLI 580's

else SLI 570's still smoke on gaming..
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Originally Posted by kairi_zeroblade View Post
budget is not a prob at all----->SLI 580's

else SLI 570's still smoke on gaming..
and if your not carefull they just smoke in general its sad also there a whole thread with 30+ peeps with burnt 570's some were even stock and not unlocked for powerdraw
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9291...led-570-a.html
Edited by solar0987 - 3/3/11 at 2:33am
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570 sli would be a better option, and if you dont mind AMD then the 6970 is the same price as the 570 but is faster than a pair of 570s and close to the 580s. But between the 2 you mentioned, the 570s would be better.
What? 6970 is faster than a pair of 570s? LOL, where did You read that?
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ATI Alternative: Not interested.
PSU: I forgot to mention it in my system specs, I have a 1000W Xilence
GAMING RES: I currently game at 2560x1600;
DILEMMA: I know that when I had a 24" and I was gaming at 1920x1080 I could cap most games with my GTX 275; I was wondering now if I could cap my 30" display at 2560x1600 with either 2x580 or if 2x570 would suffice and the double 580 would be overkill? I mean, it would suck for instance to buy 2x570 and find out I can't max all details on 2560x1600 on most games.
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