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Old May 8, 2011, 09:36 AM
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Hey everyone,

Here's my problem. I currently have two 560 Ti's in sli, but for a number of reasons I want to switch to a single card solution. My options at the time seem to be either a 580, 570 or keep one 560 gtx and wait for something else to arise. What do you guys think is my best option? I game at at least 2560x1600, but my main concern is that I want to be able to fold when I'm not gaming without my room becoming a sauna (watercooling is not a viable option for the gpus).

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Old May 8, 2011, 03:43 PM
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overclocked 560=570 stock...and 580 isn't worth the money for an upgrade imo...so just w8 for new 28nm cards next year i would say!
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Old May 8, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by BrutalGreen View Post
overclocked 560=570 stock...and 580 isn't worth the money for an upgrade imo...so just w8 for new 28nm cards next year i would say!

Going to have to agree. Bottom line is all current gen cards are 40nm and have heat output directly related to there performance (I know there is some variance). If you want less heat you get less performance. Stick with one 560 and wait it out.
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Old May 8, 2011, 06:02 PM
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I don't know if GPU3 supports this yet, but the ATI GPU2 folding clients do allow you to set how much GPU usage you want in the same way uniprocessor clients allow you to set CPU usage. This way I have my Radeon 4870 using 75% of the GPU for slightly reduced temps (the card isn't a marvel of efficiency )

The option is:
CPU usage requested (5-100) [100]? for the console version when you do a -config
A slider bar for the systray version

You could give that a shot, or try undervolting + underclocking the cards if your software supports setting custom clock / voltage when a program is run.
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