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GTX 580 or wait for Kepler

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Debating on whether to sell my sli 460s and get a 580 and then SLI later down the road OR should I just wait for kepler?

however I don't know much about Kepler, so if anyone can provide me some info on when the release date is etc...I'd appreciate it
post #2 of 12
Second Half of 2011
http://www.slashgear.com/nvidia-kepl...2011-21103596/
post #3 of 12
Keep your 460s. They are a bit faster than a 580 and why sell them and make a loss for less performance? We don't know how good the next series of cards will be but they may just be disappointing or brilliant, but just hold onto your 460s. Since you are on a 1080p monitor, can the GTX 460s really not meet your needs? I say don't bother wasting your money.

Keep in mind that this roadmap indicates CUDA parallel processing and computing performance, not gaming.
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Umm Nobody really knows the actual release date for Kepler however it is anticipated to be Q4 2011. Also TBH for the money you are spending HD 6950 crossfire will provide the best price/performance especially when you unlock the additional shaders.
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supposedly 6-8+ months out till we see kelper. i say unless the 460's aren't doing what you want get the 580, otherwise i'd wait. i picked myself up the evga ssc+ 460 to tide me over till kelper comes out. goodbye red team, hello green team!
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I'd say to most gtx 4xx users is to hang on to their cards till at least 2-3 generations to get the most performance upgrade. If you're now getting good frame rates on your cards no need to upgrade.
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post #7 of 12
460s are great cards. 580 this late in the game is not a good idea. Personally I'm waiting till maxwell
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I was contemplating on doing the same thing. Trust me and wait for Maxwell. New tech, better performance, what more can you ask for. I was dead set to buy a GTX 590 but really I am reconsidering it just because in a couple of months new tech is on the horizon.
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Wait for Kepler. They look to be really good cards. Naming i rate will be gtx 660/670/680/maybe 690 for dual GPU? Who knows. But honestly with the intoduction of much better coding in games, upgrading to GTX 580 will be a waste if u only use single monitor display. Hell I am wishing that i went with GTX 460's instead of 470's.
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