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Noobie question for gtx 560ti and 580

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October 8, 2011 7:29:43 AM

So I have been wanting to do a build for bf3 and had all the parts picked out and was ready to buy untill I heard the 560ti cards I was wanting to use were hit or miss quality. I am also very new to the computer building deal, and have gotten myself very confused!

So I was wanting to SLI a pair of the gtx 560ti cards from msi, but was scared after reading all the reviews on how they were doa or whatnot. So now I am wanting to get a single gtx 580 and will possibly sli in the future but not soon. Would I see a difference in performance between a single 580 and two 560ti's?

here are the cards

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

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



October 8, 2011 7:55:40 AM

I'd grab a single 560. You can always SLI or upgrade later if you wanted to. The 580 is really more than anyone needs and its price/performance isn't that hot. DOA's happen to anyone with everything.

You'll play BF3 fine with a single 560. Might not be 100FPS+ with everything maxed but it will be nice
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October 8, 2011 8:41:47 AM

gtx 560ti is very fine for bf3 game and later do sli configuration for beast performance
and if you want gtx 580 then this will be ultimate solution for every game with single not sli and you can maxed every games without any doubt i also using gtx 580 single and i am happy with it
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October 8, 2011 8:55:45 AM

Look for the GTX 560 Ti in another brand such as EVGA, GIGABYTE, or ASUS. Perhaps they will have better quality.
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October 8, 2011 8:58:08 AM

ukee1593 said:
Look for the GTX 560 Ti in another brand such as EVGA, GIGABYTE, or ASUS. Perhaps they will have better quality.


nice point!
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October 8, 2011 9:06:12 AM

A pair of 560s in SLI will beat a 580.

DOA can happen with ANY card/manufacturer. I wouldn't look too much into this issue.

I have used MSI before without issues.

Here's some comparisons in regards to performance:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re...

Both solutions offer good performance IMO (depending on what resolution/eye candy you are running).
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October 8, 2011 10:05:13 AM

Oh ok. So now I just need to find a nice looking 560ti card again?! I just want a card or card's that will run bf3 maxed out or damn near.
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October 8, 2011 10:06:25 AM

the 560 will be fine, for now but if you can afford it get the 580, two of them in sli will last you a fair few years, and itll max stuff with just one for now
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October 8, 2011 10:07:30 AM

the 560 wont quite max bf3, but will run on high
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October 8, 2011 10:21:28 AM

So the 580 again! haha! But honestly I am leaning twards the 580.

One, I am new to the pc building world, so would rather have one gpu rather than two because thats one less thing as forest say.

Basically, I just want to make shure I am not going to get burned by some junk that wont preform to the standards I have (like bf3 or bad company 2.) And I want to FINALLY order my parts, build my pc, and retire my peice of crap laptop :bounce: 

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October 8, 2011 10:24:43 AM

Go for a 560ti or a 570 for now, you can always get another latter on for SLI, which will be a LOT better then a single 580. The problem with 580 in SLI is needing to have a very powerful power supply to run it and CPU powerfull enough to avoid bottlenecking, 560ti SLI and 570 SLI is a lot more manageable and cheaper.
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October 8, 2011 10:26:30 AM

sickness24 said:
So the 580 again! haha! But honestly I am leaning twards the 580.

One, I am new to the pc building world, so would rather have one gpu rather than two because thats one less thing as forest say.

Basically, I just want to make shure I am not going to get burned by some junk that wont preform to the standards I have (like bf3 or bad company 2.) And I want to FINALLY order my parts, build my pc, and retire my peice of crap laptop :bounce: 


If your only planning on having a single GPU then go for the 580.

EDIT: What CPU, PSU etc are you going for?
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October 8, 2011 10:38:15 AM

Gothams Finest said:
If your only planning on having a single GPU then go for the 580.

EDIT: What CPU, PSU etc are you going for?


I am using the i5-2500k and an xfx 750w pro psu
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October 8, 2011 10:47:49 AM

You could happily run a 580 or you could more then likely run either 2 560s or 2 570s.
But if you want to get a second 580 then you will have to get a more powerful power supply, just something to think about.
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