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2 1GB 9600 GT's vs. 1 GTX 560 ti

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 28, 2011 7:55:44 AM

I currently have two 9600 GT's in my 2.4 ghz quad core. I was thinking of upgrading to dx 11 compatible card. The 560 ti looks decent and is in my price range (less than 300). Would a single 560 ti be worth forgoing SLI/Crossfire? And is there perhaps a better option to move to a single card in that price range?


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a c 151 Î Nvidia
July 28, 2011 8:10:34 AM

GTX560 Ti is faster than 9600GT in SLI. GTX560 Ti in SLI should be faster than GTX580 but your cpu will bottleneck such a setup. even with single GTX560 Ti your cpu will bottleneck the card at it's stock clock. for less than 300 you can look for this if you buy from newegg:

most of the card will cost below 300 after rebate. just choose the brand you like from the list
July 28, 2011 8:14:06 AM

what resolution you play at?I have seen people playing at 1280X1024 and doing SLI
a b Î Nvidia
July 28, 2011 8:15:52 AM

The GTX 560 Ti is probably somewhere between 2 to 3 faster than SLIed 9600GTs.
GTX 570s start at around $320 but there are a number of models that have mail in rebates that bring them down to $300 or if you are ok with that.
Another option is the HD6950 2gb. If you plan on using multiple cards and/or 3 monitors in the future it is a wise choice due to the extra memory.