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Can't decide between these 2 cards...
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12980BD8066
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card
$225.29

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54105
Zotac GeForce GTX 480 AMP! Fermi 756MHZ 1536MB 3800MHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI-I Mini-HDMI Video Card
$289.99

Which one should I go for with 2x SLI?
And would a 700W like this be able to handle 2x SLI for either of these GPUs?
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53968
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What res are you planning on playing at? For 1280x1024 both of those cards are overkill.

Relatively speaking, the 480 is ~14% faster with both stock.


560's consume less power (you can SLI them on a 700w, IDK about 480s) and run cooler.
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Oh wow, maybe I should just pick up a HD5970 lol
Thanks for the info.

I will be upgrading my monitors to 1080p so I will be gaming in 1920x1080.
Edited by revlimiter - 4/12/11 at 12:20am
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I will be upgrading my monitors to 1080p so I will be gaming in 1920x1280.
1080p is 1920x1080, hence the name "1080p".
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Oops, thnx. Tired and type-o lol
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If you decide on the 560's-MSI just anounced the 560 HAWK-http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Hawk.html
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post #7 of 16
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Ohhh, 950MHz core clock, that's quite a bit of an improvement over the 560 Twin Frozer. So what should I look for in a good GPU? Core clock first? And then what?
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rev, how much overkill are you looking for? Are you planning on getting a 120hz 1080? If you're planning to go SLI both combos will run circles around a 60hz 1080. (Not a bad thing on overclock.net) The 480 AMP! edition has a great cooler that will handle the 480's heat and noise complaints. But it is a 3 slot card so you will need lots of room for SLI. Make sure your case has good airflow because the cards you selected plus the probably super awesome 560 HAWK dump heat into the case. The 480 SLI will need at minimum a quality 750w PSU but an 850w is usually recommended.

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Hmmm, well I am thinking about a 120Hz LCD monitor for 1080 gaming, but I'm not so sure that even a quad SLI GXT580 could keep up with 120FPS minimum for gaming with new games these days and with all the details cranked up to max and with vsync enabled? Would 120Hz still be worth it for gaming when it surpasses the 85FPS mark? (First Person Shooters mainly I suppose)?

Or maybe I am completely wrong about 1920x1080 gaming minimum 120FPS vsync enabled, details max, highest SLI setups out there? I've been watching lots of videos and they seem to offer 60-80 for the most part, with all of the eye candy, AA maxed, and everything else turned on at that res.
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If you decide on the 560's-MSI just anounced the 560 HAWK-http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX-Ti-Hawk.html
Does it have a price yet ?

Because in about 6 days I'm buying a 560 Ti, my limit's $250 for a card, $100 for a PSU, either aspect has room to move too, meaning I can go less for the PSU and spend more on the card.

Also fear a card like that might suffer from terrible drivers at first.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/12/11 at 4:45am
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