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Game just changed, here in two months or so I will be getting a nice chunk of change, some of which I can toss towards a future upgrade.

Now it boils down to getting the GTX 480 or GTX 570. I can then up to a SLI setup in a couple months.

Personal preference, but I don't run ATI in my main rig, that's reserved for Nvidia only tongue.gif

Edit: Another option is to pickup a single 460 for cheap now, a nice upgrade to my 260, then in ~4-5 months I should have enough to, for example, pickup a 590
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Originally Posted by zilxy;13101139 
Game just changed, here in two months or so I will be getting a nice chunk of change, some of which I can toss towards a future upgrade.

Now it boils down to getting the GTX 480 or GTX 570. I can then up to a SLI setup in a couple months.

Personal preference, but I don't run ATI in my main rig, that's reserved for Nvidia only tongue.gif
Those two cards perform almost identically, though the 480 has more VRAM (and consumes more power).

What res monitor are you looking to move to? If it's just something like 1920x1200, the 570 will be fine. At 1440 or 1600p, the 480 gives you more breathing room with the larger frame buffer.
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Since I might go up to a 30" ultrasharp with next years bonus, I'm gonna go with the 480 for now. Too good of a price not to really, it's cheaper than any 570 I can find too.
    
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Out of them two, a 570. But I would suggest a 2Gb 6950 biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by zilxy;13097975 
Like the title says, I'm trying to decide between two 1GB GTX 460s SLI or a single GTX 570. I'm running my current monitor at 1920*1080, and if I upgrade (my monitor) that resolution will only go up.

Which would give the most benefits for the resolution? I also normally lean towards single gpu setups, less heat and less complexity, but there are some decent deals on two cards out there.

Another option would be to save some money and snag just a GTX 560. How would this fare vs the other two?

Power supply not an issue, I'm upgrading that shortly as well, so I can upgrade based on my need after I've got a video card lined up.

This IMO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582&cm_re=msi_570-_-14-127-582-_-Product

Non reference PCB with 6+1 power phase (so OCing and OVervolting wont be a problem... they are endorsed for overvolting right on the box...), only a dual slot cooler so SLI is possible in the future (unlike the ASUS three slot monster).

Buying sli 460's now will net you slightly higher frames than a single 570, but you keep an upgrade path open use a little less power and have more VRAM.

At 1080P, dragon Age 2 uses 1100mb of VRAM of my gtx 570. What about games that come out next year? Skyrim? *Modded Skyrim*???

SLI 460's gave me 68FPS in my heaven bench, and OC'd 570 gave me 60.5. You wouldn't lose that much performance, and you are more sound for the future with the 570. IMO of course.
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Had no problem running my EVGA at 1.1v for 2 months now. I guess I'm lucky since I've owned two 570s for over a month and both never died on me (my other card that I sold actually handled 1.175-1.2v 24/7). I'd recommend a single 570 setup for 1080p 60Hz, just make sure you get a good brand with good warranty. biggrin.gif Both were/are reference models.
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