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SLI GTX 285 to GTX 580

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I'm looking at upgrading my SLI GTX 285 to one GTX 580 (MSI GTX580 Lightning).
While the SLI 285's go well I'd like to get a single GTX 580 to reduce heat/power and take advantage of the 580's newer technology.
I was at one stage thinking of keeping my 285's and wait until Kepler comes out, but that could be the end of this year or early next. a long wait!
I don't think I'll notice any drop in performance going from SLI 285's to one 580, your thoughts?
Also I was also considering that the cards are not worth the trouble of selling that I could use one of the 285's as a PhysX card or is that a stupid idea.
The other 285 I can use in another PC.
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post #2 of 7
This sounds entirely logical to me. Do It.
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post #3 of 7
Unless your having issues, it's a side grade.
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It would be not much of an upgrade but I think going for the single 580 will be more efficient performance and consumption wise
    
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post #5 of 7
Do it!
no need to use the 285 for physx, it will just add heat and your 580 can handle physx fine on its own
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post #6 of 7
The upgrade will not be high, but you will get the option to use DX11 if it matters.
Using the 285 to physx, totaly depends on the game you play.
If you don't play many games with physx, there is no need to use it, and you better of selling it.
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post #7 of 7
Wait for an open box deal on the card you want and then Sell both cards..

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