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Will two EVGA GTX 465 1GB cards be more powerful, or give me a better gaming experience than 1 GTX 580 1.5GB card, without any overclocking?

I ask, since I already use one GTX 465 and it would be cheaper to just get one more and go SLI than to get a 580. But if going with the 580 would be "better" then I do not want to spend the money on another 465.

I use a 30" monitor at 2560x1600.
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post #2 of 13
1 more is probably better. The price/performance of a sli'd 465 is much more efficient for you than replacing your card w/ a 580 completely, and should still run any game great.
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1 580
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465s have 1gb VRAM, right? If so, the 580 will give you more headroom for AA/high res textures etc, even if the 465s are slightly ahead in raw processing power.
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580.
1.5GB VRAM
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2x460>1x580, so it would follow that 2x465>1x580. However, are you sure you want to deal with SLI and its related issues? If it was my money, I'd drop the 465 and grab a 570. That's basically what I did when I had a 465 and the 470 had the significant price drop.
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post #7 of 13
sli 465's will perform better than a single 580. However, with that resolution, I would recommend getting a gtx 580, or a 6950/6970. The more vram, the better at that resolution.
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post #8 of 13
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Thanks for all the input!

So two 465 cards with 1GB each of VRAM does not equal 2GBs of VRAM?
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
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Thanks for all the input!

So two 465 cards with 1GB each of VRAM does not equal 2GBs of VRAM?
correct.
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Thanks again!

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