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post #1 of 9
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excuse me...

wann ask, currently i use 470 SLI
would it be worthed if i upgrade to single 590 later ?

or stay at current
(i run it at stock , w/o oc ...)
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Would you consider overclocking them?

I got a real world 30% gain when overclocking my 470. For example... On BFBC2, I went from a 50-60fps average to a 70-90fps average.

Your 470's in SLI would probably be faster than a 590 since, IIRC it uses two 560 cores.
Edited by Bedo - 3/20/11 at 9:03pm
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Originally Posted by Bedo View Post
IIRC it uses two 560 cores.
That is wrong. The GTX590 will have 2xGTX580 gpu's on one pcb.

And to the OP, why do you find it necessary to upgrade from sli gtx470 on a 1080p screen?
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post #4 of 9
We don't yet know exactly how the 590 will perform. Later this week reviews should be out. 470's can overclock like crazy. You should o/c your cards and wait until Keplar to replace them.
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post #5 of 9
it uses 580 cores but they are extremely down clocked...I would stay current for a while. let prices fo down or wait for the next refresh.

sli 470 is still a heck of a gpu solution for single monitor useage
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The GTX 590 is going to be very expensive, so I've heard. I've seen the number $700 thrown around a lot, which is insane. If you sold both of your GTX 470's for $225 a piece even, you'd still have to throw down another $250-$280 on top of that to pay for a card that provides ~10% FPS gains in games, it just isn't worth it.

A lot of us here are impulse buyers and want the best of the best, kind of like myself, but throwing around that kind of money for such small gains is insanity when you've already got a killer setup.
    
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post #7 of 9
At 1080p, I'd have to ask what game is draggin' ya down so much you need to upgrade from 470 SLI?

If you're going to move into 30" 25 x 16 territory, then I understand.
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Two GTX470s on Asus P6X58D-E means no empty slot in between the 2 cards, implying noise and higher temp. Coupled these with approaching summer heat of Indonesia (right on the Equator), I think this might be the larger concern of OP?

However, as of this moment, GTX590's acoustic and thermal performance are still unknown.
(From what I have heard from 'leaked insider news', it might be cooler and less noisy than expected)

Regarding the performance, GTX590 probably has 607-612MHz (assumed) stock frequency. Given that OP is not fond of overclocking graphics cards, I think a stock GTX590 might not yield substantial improvement over stock SLI GTX470s. Therefore, the price-performance ratio improvement will, very likely, be low.
post #9 of 9
hardly worth the outlay or money lost in getting rid of the 470s,maybe a different approach would be to put them under water and overclock them,saving a bundle for a faster processor or nvidias next gen.
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