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I'm sorry, but I don't believe that for a SECOND. I had a gtx480 and I still couldn't max out BFBC2 @ a constant 60fps @ 1080p.


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I didn't say it ran at a constant 60 fps (2 460s on the other hand..) I said it RAN FINE maxed with one 460, and it does. Comprehension fail.
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An even more sensible upgrade would be a single 560, or perhaps 2 560's for the same cost as a 580 but better performance than one. In fact, I usually only use one of my 560 cards and simply turn SLI on for when I ever need a little extra boost for really tough games like Metro and Crysis. But if you don't wanna worry about 2 cards and have the money, I say go for the 580. I always shoot for overkill because so I don't ever have to worry about my frames dipping on heavy scenes.

Also, the people claiming to be running heavy games maxed out on lower cards need to stop giving people false information. You either don't actually have the game maxed out or you don't care that your game is running at 15 fps.
Remember.

1 GPU beats 2 GPUs, even if there is a small performance gap..

Sometimes it's not worth the hassle of SLI/crossfire, with microstutter, driver issues, scaling, etc.

Unless of course it's so epic that it's worth it.

But not in the case of GTX560 SLI. it seems he has enough cash to buy a 580 outright. SLI is more for people who buy things like a mortgage, buying 1 thing at a time, eg, buy 1x 560 then get another later
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Remember.

1 GPU beats 2 GPUs, even if there is a small performance gap..

Sometimes it's not worth the hassle of SLI/crossfire, with microstutter, driver issues, scaling, etc.

Unless of course it's so epic that it's worth it.

But not in the case of GTX560 SLI. it seems he has enough cash to buy a 580 outright. SLI is more for people who buy things like a mortgage, buying 1 thing at a time, eg, buy 1x 560 then get another later
No microstutter, no driver issues, no scaling issues..

Haven't had any of the "problems" associated with multi GPU setups. The games that need the power have proper SLI support. At his res, multi low-mid range GPU makes more sense than one GPU that will never be beyond 2/3s utilization.
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I originally had a GTX 260, but I upgraded to a GTX 480 because I needed more than 60FPS for my games since I have a 120Hz monitor. With that being said, the upgrade was well worth it. I play BC2 maxed at 32xCSAA 16xAF with a minimum of around 40 FPS (average above 60FPS), I never notice any drop really, even when lots of explosions happen!!!! I can also max out JC2 with 2xAA, and that runs pretty good; I don't raise the AA anymore because I hate noticeable FPS drops - ABSOLUTELY HATE THEM!!!!!!!

If you were in the EXACT same situation I was in, I'd say go for it, but since you probably have a 60Hz monitor, I'd say a GTX 570 will work for you.
 
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well i love everthing on high and i force transparency on aa8 and smoke and everything sharper in 2d images in 3d games. so ya. 580 is king. i hate 2 gpus. also get a vanilla580. like mine and overclock to 900 core. 1.118 volts. i got watercooled but buddys got 580 @ 850 clocks @ 65 degs. for a highend gpu thats cool.
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No microstutter, no driver issues, no scaling issues..

Haven't had any of the "problems" associated with multi GPU setups. The games that need the power have proper SLI support. At his res, multi low-mid range GPU makes more sense than one GPU that will never be beyond 2/3s utilization.
Yes.

My point is. GTX580 is overkill for 1080P, but if you want 60FPS+ in every game, or not to upgrade for ages, then it's a awesome choice.

I have had many SLI/crossfire setups, some have been awesome, some crap. It's a luck of the draw.
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If your 6870 is nonreturnable for full price, I believe CF is your best bet. Otherwise go ahead with the 580 and avoid all the dual card setup problems.
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GTX 580 all the wayyyy
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Get another 6870. Gtx 580's are way overpriced and a with a second 6870, you would actually be saving money and getting better performance at the same time.

I wen't from a gtx 580, to a gtx 560, then to crossfire 6850's and these 6850's are better than both, I love them to death and drivers are not a problem at all.
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I bought a GTX 580 for 1680 x 1050. It'll be here this week. I bought it to replace my GTX 285 SLI setup. I want to test the FPS and then decide to SLI or not.
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