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GTX 580 x1 vs GTX 560 Ti x2

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March 24, 2011 8:33:25 PM

Money is not an issue (... well it is, I'm not buying the new 590.....), I'm just wondering what would give me the better performance for gaming, one GTX 580 or two GTX 560 ti's? Thanks in advanced for any help!

Also if there is a specific GTX 580 please link! :love: 

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March 24, 2011 8:47:16 PM

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Could consider a pair of 470's. Pair of 470's will be around 20% faster then a single 580

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a pair of 470's will beat a pair of 560 ti's?

sorry I don't know that much about video cards so this may sound stupid.

EDIT: if it matters my motherboard is ASUS P8P67 Pro and I'm running on one 27" monitor
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March 24, 2011 9:29:35 PM

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March 24, 2011 9:58:46 PM

K-Oicks said:
a pair of 470's will beat a pair of 560 ti's?

sorry I don't know that much about video cards so this may sound stupid.

EDIT: if it matters my motherboard is ASUS P8P67 Pro and I'm running on one 27" monitor


a Single 560 beats a single 470 by a bit, but in SLI the 470s scale better than the 560s... Which means in SLI they are about the same.
The SLIed 470s have a greater power draw than the SLIed 560s. Meaning you need a bigger power supply.
The SLIed 470s have more memory than the 560s which means that at higher resolutions the 470s will outperform the 560s
If your 27 inch monitor is 2560 x 1280 the 470s would perform better. If you have a 1920 x 1080 monitor performance is a draw so I'd go with the 560s to save on the power bill.
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March 25, 2011 12:59:36 AM

I'd get the GTX 580 then pick up a second one on Black Friday this year or next. Better graphics for longer--unless you're more into the NOW thing--then easy GTX 560's/470's. The 470 price jumped back up though, so it's probably worth the cooler & quieter 560's.
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