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My friends current set up is basically the same as my sig rig just different case, i7 920, and sli 8800gtx's (might be tri sli). He wants to upgrade his gpu and was going to get a 570 but last min decided not to. Now he wants to wait for Kepler but wants to get a card equivalent to or better then his 8800's for the time being. Would a 560 ti be his best bet? What kind of performance difference would there be? Let's assume he has the tri sli for now.
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One 560 is better than two 8800GTX's. Your system will work harder than it has to when you add in more than one card. So, not only will your FPS increase, but your idle process will also increase, freeing your cpu for other applications. Especially when taking into account the bit width. Think of it this way:

2 - 8800s = 384 +384 = 768 bits
1 - 560 = 560 bits

Then of course, the 560 has better specs across the boards, even when tripling 8800gtxs.
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Originally Posted by Speesgety View Post
One 560 is better than two 8800GTX's. Your system will work harder than it has to when you add in more than one card. So, not only will your FPS increase, but your idle process will also increase, freeing your cpu for other applications. Especially when taking into account the bit width. Think of it this way:

2 - 8800s = 384 +384 = 768 bits
1 - 560 = 560 bits

Then of course, the 560 has better specs across the boards, even when tripling 8800gtxs.
First off, bits don't add together like that, and second the 560 has 256.
    
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