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Ok, I have a GTX 580 graphics card and want to know if I should upgrade to a current card or run another GTX 580 on SLI mode.

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  1. 580 are getting hard to come by, think I'd go ahead and get a new card, do yu have a budget? The 760s can be had starting around $250
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    580 are getting hard to come by, think I'd go ahead and get a new card, do yu have a budget? The 760s can be had starting around $250


    But I want to game at max settings, let's say at 1080p. Would you recommend 580 SLI? The 760 you mentioned? Or what other graphics card? I've been thinking about either the AMD 7970 or 7950. What do you think?
  3. 760 beats 7950, 7970 beats 760, 770 beats 7970

    think a 770 is about the same - a little better than the 580 SLI setup, will see if I can dig anything up
  4. If you can do it, it's always better to SLI. That way, you're still leveraging the power of the GPU you already have. Since the 580 is way past its EOL, it should be relatively cheap to pick up as vendors will be trying desperately to get rid of them. If you can find another 580, by all means, you'd be crazy not to snap it up! :D
  5. Ok so 770, 760, or 7970? Which is better in performance and budget. Do you guys know about the GTX/Batman Origins bundle? Which GTX would you recommend? I'm not looking to spend too much.
  6. Avro Arrow said:
    If you can do it, it's always better to SLI. That way, you're still leveraging the power of the GPU you already have. Since the 580 is way past its EOL, it should be relatively cheap to pick up as vendors will be trying desperately to get rid of them. If you can find another 580, by all means, you'd be crazy not to snap it up! :D

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    Have you priced 580's? EBays got a Zotac for $400... and if you can get same/= performance with a single card, basically everyone I know of goes that way - then if an opportunity comes up they can SLI that card
  7. Tradesman1 said:
    Avro Arrow said:
    If you can do it, it's always better to SLI. That way, you're still leveraging the power of the GPU you already have. Since the 580 is way past its EOL, it should be relatively cheap to pick up as vendors will be trying desperately to get rid of them. If you can find another 580, by all means, you'd be crazy not to snap it up! :D

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    Have you priced 580's? EBays got a Zotac for $400... and if you can get same/= performance with a single card, basically everyone I know of goes that way - then if an opportunity comes up they can SLI that card


    So are you saying don't SLI, is too expensive?
  8. Presler said:
    If these are the options go with 770 or 7970/ SLI will be a lot of power consumption over a single 770 with no too much difference in performance. And that's one big advantage in going with a new single latest card then sli old card.


    So 770 over SLI? BTW what is the difference between 770 and 760 besides price?
  9. In the current hierarchy of GPUs in the range, there's the 7950, next up the 760, then up to the 7970, then up to the 770. AMD has new ones out any time now than may even things up a bit more, sort of improved 7950 and 7970s, and then new higher end
  10. I would definately go with a 770 here. The 580 was a great card, going SLI will add more heat and more power consumption.
    A single 770 will give you great performance without all the hassle and you can play the latest games maxed out.
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    So the 770 is the best choice right?
  12. The 770 is definitely a great choice, I would only go with another 580 in SLI if you found it at a cheap price. Keep in mind the new AMD cards are being released so give it a week or so to see if Nvidia does a price drop to compete with them.
  13. Yep, might look at the Asus, great cooling design

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770
  14. That's a great card, the cooling on it is excellent, overclocks well too.
  15. Ok guys, I'm going with the 770. Thanks a lot.
  16. Let us know how you like it, can probably close the thread
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