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Anonymous
October 10, 2013 9:43:12 AM

Hi! First post on this forum, so forgive me if I did anything wrong by posting in the wrong place or by asking a question that has already been asked.

I have the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560Ti and now with the new Battlefield 4, Watchdogs, Witcher 3 games coming out soon, I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. I'm wondering if it would be better to just buy a new graphics card altogether (and if so, suggestions? $500 budget) or if it would be possible to SLI my current graphics card with another for equal performance.

Thank you!

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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2013 9:47:33 AM

I'd go for a GTX 770 (Or 780 if possible) as it is the latest gen of Nvidia GPU so has newer technologies than the 560ti
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2013 9:54:38 AM

You can SLI for better performance, but with $500 budget and a GPU that only has 1GB VRAM, I think you're better off upgrading. If have to get Nvidia, 770 for about $400 is a good choice. Alternatively you can get a similarly performing AMD 7970 / r9-280x for about $300. Both options should be faster than 560ti SLI -- and importantly, have a large enough frame buffer for high settings on new games.
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2013 10:01:32 AM

Do both. On a $500 budget, you can purchase a pair of 760's, which will scream.
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Anonymous
October 10, 2013 10:16:04 AM

hapkido said:
You can SLI for better performance, but with $500 budget and a GPU that only has 1GB VRAM, I think you're better off upgrading. If have to get Nvidia, 770 for about $400 is a good choice. Alternatively you can get a similarly performing AMD 7970 / r9-280x for about $300. Both options should be faster than 560ti SLI -- and importantly, have a large enough frame buffer for high settings on new games.


Thanks a bunch for the answers! It really helped out :) 

I think I'll wait until Christmas comes around and get the 770.

EDIT: I'll also look into doing SLI with a pair of 760's
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a b U Graphics card
October 10, 2013 10:39:06 AM

A pair of 760's outperforms any single GPU solution.

Here's some benches with the SLI 760's topping the 780 by a large margin in almost all games tested.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/gefor...

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So, the two graphics cards which cost $100-150 less than the single GeForce GTX 780 beat the latter by 14-19% at 1920x1080 and by 17-18% at 2560x1440. The only exceptions are GRID 2 (where SLI isn’t very efficient) and, to some extent, Company of Heroes 2.
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