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post #11 of 25
I have a GTX 480. I had a 470 and was going to SLI it but I was scared off by posts here on OCN saying not all games use two cards, micro stuttering problems, games actually running less FPS with the second card installed. I came across a decent deal on the 480 and just upgraded. Still, at some point I wouldn't mind trying two cards but...

Good luck with whatever you decide.
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I was waiting for ppl to chime in on the faults of running 2/3 card solutions.. and yes they have some sour moments.. but.. they are few.. so it's a gamble.
Really.. everything in our hobby is a gamble!!
Good replies guys.. keep it up
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post #13 of 25
Two 480s will be the better bet.
    
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post #14 of 25
Two 480s will easily outgun a single 580. Put them underwater to quench that GF104 thirst and increase OC potential, and you have a force to be reckoned with.
post #15 of 25
I vote for two watered 480s, otherwise a single air cooled/watered 580.

The sli 480s will hammer a single 580.
    
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post #16 of 25
Thread Starter 
How much better would the SLI 480's be over a single 580 GPU? +50%? And what type of cards are we talking about here? Factory overclocked cards all around?
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post #17 of 25
SLI 480 is better than a single GTX 580.
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post #18 of 25
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Hmmm, can anybody explain to me why the GTX 480 is more expensive then the GTX 560?

If I were to do a GTX560 SLI would it be faster than a GTX480 SLI?
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post #19 of 25
2 580 in SLI will rape anything else. Get a single 580, then SLI down the road with another.
 
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post #20 of 25
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580s are still so pricey lol.. I would rather get a 560 ti and then SLI it later.. but I'm not sure if that's as effective as going with the GTX 480 SLI route? If 2 GTX 480's will outperform a single GTX 580, then I'm curious about how they will perform against 2 GTX 560 ti's?
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