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Old October 30, 2011, 07:01 PM
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I have 2 Galaxy GTX 560Ti's currently in SLI (they work great)
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Newegg.com - Galaxy 56NGH6HS4IXZ GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

But curious I have an offer to get a GTX 580 for trade (straight up for both of them)
This is the card
Newegg.com - PNY VCGGTX580XPB GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Also has this cooler on it he says.
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME Plus II Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon



So am I best to hold on to my current GTX 560Ti's or should I swap them for the GTX 580 with that cooler on it?

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Old October 30, 2011, 07:13 PM
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GTX 580 will be in the $400 mark soon.

Newegg.ca - ECS NGTX580-1536PI-F GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Unless you want gtx 580 sli. Your better keeping the 560ti.
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Old October 30, 2011, 07:14 PM
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The 560 Tis do actually beat the 580 for pure performance, however the 580 does not have micro stutter from sli'ing non-top end cards as well as if you play at rather high resolutions that added .5GB VRAM will help out a bit.

Ultimately it's up to you. Personally I'd do the trade as you'd be able to sell the 580 with the after market cooler for more then you will the 560 Tis whenever kepler comes out.
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Old October 30, 2011, 07:18 PM
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I would keep the 560 TI's, they will destroy a single 580 anyday combined. I wish I had those cards. They are beautiful and they oc like crazy! keep em!

The only way I would recommend trading them as the above post said, if you are thinking of getting another 580 down the road when they are cheaper? Maybe then. But at this point I wouldnt recommend it.


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Old October 30, 2011, 07:19 PM
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I'd personally keep the 560TI's.
You get more preformance out of them vs a single 580. I have yet to experience microstutter on any of my current SLI builds, so that should be a non-issue (unless you suffer from it).

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Old October 30, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I think you should keep them. I would only do the trade if you are having SLI problems, or want to go to SLI 580 at some point.
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Old October 30, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Maybe the reason that person wants to trade you is that he knows 2 560Ti out perform his single GTX 580
Would keep your 560Ti in SLi.
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I'm running a 560ti sli setup and no issues whatsoever. I say keep them.
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Old October 30, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Since you already have them, keep them. They'll outperform a single GTX 580. Wait until Kepler and then go with a single card. There's nothing a GTX 560 Ti can't handle adequately, let alone SLI GTX 560 Ti's.
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Old October 31, 2011, 05:04 AM
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I disagree with the above responses and have used 560Ti SLi and single and multiple GTX580s.
1. Your 560Tis are the 1GB models, so the 1.5GB 580 will give you more flexibility in monitor and AA choices.
2. It's always better to get a level of performance from a single GPU than two where possible.
3. No upgrade path with the 560s, when Kepler launches a second 580 should keep you good for years.
4. The 560s don't outperform a 580 by a lot:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti SLI Review - Page 23/25 | techPowerUp
5. One vs two fans for better acoustics, also less heat in case.

I used two 2GB 560Tis as a bargain surround solution and they were great, no complaints. However, for single monitor gaming I'd take a 580 in free swap for the reasons above.
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