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What would 2 470's in SLI be equivalent to? As soon as I get a new case, hopefully the HAF X if I can find a deal or sell my netbook, I want to SLI so my card is not bottle-necking my CPU.
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What would 2 470's in SLI be equivalent to? As soon as I get a new case, hopefully the HAF X if I can find a deal or sell my netbook, I want to SLI so my card is not bottle-necking my CPU.
you arent going to bottleneck your cpu, similar/better performance to my 920 with the 2500k and with 3x 470's and a 465 .. still not bottle necked on my 920 (in terms of fps in games)

but i believe 3way sli 470 is similar to sli 570? something like that

Edit:
xfire 6870's = sli 470..
sli gtx 470 = 1.5 gtx 580's
What are sli 470's equivalent to ?
Edited by DNytAftr - 4/3/11 at 2:59pm
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Here's SLI 470's vs. a GTX 580:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/312?vs=305

So they're still considerably better than a 580.

Here's them vs a 6970:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/312?vs=292
    
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i do believe sli 470=5970
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i do believe sli 470=5970
The SLI 470's will beat a 5970 is majority of tests

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/312?vs=297
    
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Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

EDIT: But looking at those load and idle temps for the SLI...maybe just end up selling my 470 and upgrading to a single card.
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Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

EDIT: But looking at those load and idle temps for the SLI...maybe just end up selling my 470 and upgrading to a single card.
Haha, yes that is the fun of SLI 470's. 70dB is a tonne of fun [LIES!]

I'm holding out for either the 7XXX AMD series or the 6XX Nvidia series. No real point for me to upgrade now, expect if I had my case 12" from my head
    
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Haha, yes that is the fun of SLI 470's. 70dB is a tonne of fun [LIES!]

I'm holding out for either the 7XXX AMD series or the 6XX Nvidia series. No real point for me to upgrade now, expect if I had my case 12" from my head
Yeah, I am hard of hearing, so the fans are not as loud as they are to you for me. But yeah, I can hear them, but I usually have my Z-5500 blasting while gaming

But the cards do run hot. And its getting warmer in my area, so I expect even warmer temps when my AC isnt on. Atm, just browsing the forums and listening to my Zune Marketplace, its 50C at 50%.

I also had to take off my Dual Monitors because the idle/load temps while running both screens really sucked.
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I would get rid of it too, unless you can either deal with the heat/noise or plan to put them under water there are probably better choices out there.

I got another 470 because I've already had one under water and was able to get over 50% overclock on it making it quite, cool, and very impressive vs the stock 607 clocks benchmarks sites show vs the 930+ core clocks I can achieve.

On air I can do 850 core, which while hot and loud is still below 80C load and is nearly a 50% overclock, the price was right... You can't really beat the price/performance on 470s with the level of performance they can provide.
    
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