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Old January 18, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Default Gtx 560 ti SLI or gtx 580?

Im building a new computer and i want to know if the gtx 580 is better than a GTX 560Ti SLI.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:23 AM
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560TI SLI should net you about 20% more FPS depending on your resolution.
Though some people experience microstutter and other small issue when using multiple cards, I have never had that issue. I think going 560 SLI if you have the PSU for it and the Board for it is a good investment.

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The 560Ti SLI will give better fps, but if you want to upgrade later you will need to replace both (with the 580 you could jst add another). And 1gb vram can be a limiting factor for some games/resolutions. In the end its personal preference for the pros and cons.
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Old January 18, 2012, 05:57 AM
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The 560Ti SLI will give better fps, but if you want to upgrade later you will need to replace both. And 1gb vram can be a limiting factor for some games/resolutions. In the end its personal preference for the pros and cons.
If he stays at 1920X1200 he should be just fine, but you are right. Should he want to upgrade its going to be both cards and if he games on a bigger monitor 27"/30" there won't be enough V-Ram to do it.

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Are you also considering the HD 7970? The 7950 is coming soon as well. These are the latest and greatest.
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560ti sli
if you're not a nvidia fanboy choose:
dual 6950's
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560ti sli
if you're not a nvidia fanboy choose:
dual 6950's
Dual 6950s? Never. Unless you want tons of driver issues. 7970 is the way to go IMO.
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Old January 24, 2012, 09:31 AM
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With me It was a toss up between 3 cards:
This one,
Canada Computers | Video Cards | Gigabyte (GV-R797OC-3GD) AMD Radeon HD 7970 Chipset (1000MHz) 3GB (5500MHz) GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card
A little to pricey for me still,

or this one
Canada Computers | Video Cards | EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB (015-P3-1582-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Chipset (797Mhz) 1536MB (4050Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Display Dual-Link DVI-I/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

or this one to go with the one I already had
Canada Computers | Video Cards | Gigabyte (GV-N560OC-1GI) nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti (900MHz) 1GB (4000MHz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini-HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

cost is always a factor with me as is with many people,I ended up walking out with another 560ti and I am glad I did really happy with the results and I have had no micro stutter in any games(I"m running BF3 on Ultra) and getting decent frames single and multi player. Set up was a breeze and it works which always makes me happy.
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Old January 24, 2012, 10:22 AM
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I was in the same predicament then you are and it was a toss up between 3 cards:
This one,
Canada Computers | Video Cards | Gigabyte (GV-R797OC-3GD) AMD Radeon HD 7970 Chipset (1000MHz) 3GB (5500MHz) GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card
A little to pricey for me still,

or this one
Canada Computers | Video Cards | EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB (015-P3-1582-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Chipset (797Mhz) 1536MB (4050Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Display Dual-Link DVI-I/Mini HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

or this one to go with the one I already had
Canada Computers | Video Cards | Gigabyte (GV-N560OC-1GI) nVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti (900MHz) 1GB (4000MHz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI/Mini-HDMI PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

cost is always a factor with me as is with many people,I ended up walking out with another 560ti and I am glad I did really happy with the results and I have had no micro stutter in any games(I"m running BF3 on Ultra) and getting decent frames single and multi player. Set up was a breeze and it works which always makes me happy.
You already had a 560Ti, which makes it an easy decision to just add another. He is building from scratch, so its a little different. Either way you won't be going wrong.
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