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2x GTX 550 Ti vs single GTX 480

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November 18, 2011 6:45:13 PM

Hello,

I was just wondering about the overall performance for both as well as the price.

As far as I know GTX 480 is $150+ than 2x GTX 550 ti, so It makes me wonder how good is a sinle GTX 480 really is...compared to 2 GTX 550 ti

Thanks and have a good weekend

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a c 109 U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 6:47:24 PM

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November 18, 2011 7:00:17 PM

Like your answer...its so direct to the point :D 
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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 7:10:14 PM

well, gtx 550 sli gives you good performance but it's same to the gtx480 i would say 480 can be perfect choice.
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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 7:31:50 PM

If a SLI config is equal to a single card for the same money, get the single card! At least you would have an upgrade path by getting a second card.
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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 7:58:55 PM

gtx 480 can closer to the gtx 570
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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 8:20:20 PM

the 480 is a better option
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a b U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 9:13:57 PM

Yes, the 480 is better, unless you're running at 1024x768 (seriously, nothing higher than that) in the which case you could just save the extra money. But as was mentioned, I'd go with the newer generation 570.
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a c 230 U Graphics card
November 18, 2011 10:15:24 PM

For $350 ..... I'd get a GTX 570 ..... or wait a few days and get one of these...which appears will be very very close to a 570 but at only 60% of the price:

http://www.guru3d.com/news/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-...

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Compared to its older brother, the GTX 560 Ti (448 Core) will come with one of the 15 streaming modules disabled, to provide a total of 448 CUDA cores.

The rest of the core includes 56 texture units, 40 ROP units and a 320-bit memory bus connected to 1.25GB of video buffer, just as is the case with the GeForce GTX 570.


If the "same price" promise holds, you could get 2 for about $420
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November 19, 2011 5:39:46 AM

I would prefer the single 480 over 2 550ti sli (because you always won't get good scaling in sli as in the benchmarks) . And for better scaling in sli you need a decent motherboard and psu. So single 480 wins. I think you should consider the 570 because they are closely priced if you have the extra money.
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November 19, 2011 6:27:52 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
For $350 ..... I'd get a GTX 570 ..... or wait a few days and get one of these...which appears will be very very close to a 570 but at only 60% of the price:

http://www.guru3d.com/news/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-...

Quote:
Compared to its older brother, the GTX 560 Ti (448 Core) will come with one of the 15 streaming modules disabled, to provide a total of 448 CUDA cores.

The rest of the core includes 56 texture units, 40 ROP units and a 320-bit memory bus connected to 1.25GB of video buffer, just as is the case with the GeForce GTX 570.


If the "same price" promise holds, you could get 2 for about $420


That means the 560 and 560ti prices will have to drop.
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a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2011 5:11:48 PM

Again, it depends on OP's resolution, as the 550's do well on benchies but are useless except at very low resolutions, despite what benchmarks may say. It's like running Crossfire 6850s at 25x16, the benchmarks may say it edges out the 580 as far as framerate, but there's really no comparison in true performance.
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a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2011 10:31:44 PM

cuecuemore said:
Again, it depends on OP's resolution, as the 550's do well on benchies but are useless except at very low resolutions, despite what benchmarks may say. It's like running Crossfire 6850s at 25x16, the benchmarks may say it edges out the 580 as far as framerate, but there's really no comparison in true performance.


Agreed 100%

OP If you want to save money Ill assume this is why you looked at the 550ti's, Perhaps a Nicely cooled 560ti or if this will be a while before day of purchace maybe wait till the 560 ti 448core comes out at the end of November
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