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Old January 2, 2012, 09:07 AM
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it would be silly to wait for the next generation cards as they will need time to be reviewed and drivers will need to mature. buy the best you can now as whatever you buy will last quite sometime.

at this point its eigher a single 560ti, sli 560ti, or a 580.
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Old January 2, 2012, 03:45 PM
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^^^ Thanks Enab I was thinking the exact same thing!!! SLi 560ti all the way....as for SLi scaling poor, all new titles scale very well with latest Beta Drivers, the new Deus Ex Expansion Pack is the only game which doesnt utilize SLi, but its very easy to set up a SLi Profile for this title! Latest GeForce Beta Driver provides excellent improvement with Skyrim.

Look for used 580's in the $375 price range (hint hint), best deal going and welcome to DX11 ;)

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Old January 3, 2012, 09:05 AM
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If you want to game on 3 displays but don't want to SLI, Galaxy has the MDT series cards that do this on a single GPU:

MDT GTX 570:
Newegg.com - Galaxy 57NKH3DH5PXK MDT X4 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Multi-Display Video Card
MDT GTX 580:
Newegg.com - Galaxy 58NLH5DI5TXX MDT X4 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Multi-Display Video Card

The 580 is especially awesome for the huge OC and custom cooling. Both cards will hook to 3 DVI monitors without having to buy any extra pieces.
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