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Hey ocer's I was thinking about taking back my 580 and just sli'ing my 470's because my friend backed down from buying the 470. Am I going to lose performance?
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No, 470's in SLI are at least 20% faster even at stock, and have a TON more room for OC'ing than a 580 does.

I benched mine in SLI at max OC (850/1800) against stock SLI 580's and was only about 15% slower.
    
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20% better at stock? DANG!!! why wouldnt I take back my 580 lol and itll save me 250$
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20% better at stock? DANG!!! why wouldnt I take back my 580 lol and itll save me 250$
Why wouldn't you? Well, they'll be hotter and louder. And there's the very occasional game wherein there's no SLI support. And there's the fact that sometimes SLI exhibits some microstutter where a single card doesn't.

But all told, for $250 less, the 470's in SLI are a MUCH better deal.
    
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Unless of course, you game at high resolutions such as 2560x1600.

I'm always running low on vram
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