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560ti sli or 570 and wait to sli

I am building a looking to build my first computer sometime soon and I keep going back and forth on what I want to put in my computer.

I know that I want to do SLI but i don't know if I want to SLI 2 560ti right now or buy one 570 and get another one in the future to SLI. I don't have enough budget for 2 570's at the moment .

thoughts?
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  1. Well AMD just released the fastest single GPU graphics card, the 7970. 2 560Ti cards in SLI give the same performance when its all working properly and the games support SLI.
    So personally I would say that was good enough for now.

    Mactronix :)
  2. 2 560ti's in SLI make for a wonderful pairing.

    The SLI Scaling is excellent, the cooling is ample, noise level low and Performance outstanding.

    My reccomendation? - Get 560ti SLI - You won't regret it.
  3. Check out the performance charts on this site. Compare a pair of GTX460s in SLI against a single single 580. I picked up a pair for £206, and the benchmarks show them regularly outperforming the 580 - bear in mind a 580 is running at £360 or so - not that far of double the cost.

    If you are after value, wiith the 4xx series slowly going away, they are often found at great prices. Ti Excluded, a 460 is a 560 at a slower clock speed, but they overclock like crazy and can easily exceed 560 stock speeds.

    I would got for a 570 now and wait for them to drop before getting another, or get a pair of 460s now and pocket the change.
  4. stuffe said:
    Check out the performance charts on this site. Compare a pair of GTX460s in SLI against a single single 580. I picked up a pair for £206, and the benchmarks show them regularly outperforming the 580 - bear in mind a 580 is running at £360 or so - not that far of double the cost.

    If you are after value, wiith the 4xx series slowly going away, they are often found at great prices. Ti Excluded, a 460 is a 560 at a slower clock speed, but they overclock like crazy and can easily exceed 560 stock speeds.

    I would got for a 570 now and wait for them to drop before getting another, or get a pair of 460s now and pocket the change.


    The 560ti's in SLI are insanely fast, faster than both those offerings, and still around the same price as a 580.

    You may notice as you go around looking at signitures in this forum the number of folk who are using 560ti's.

    They also have massive Overclocking Headroom. Its hard to justify getting anything other than a pair of these.
  5. @deadjon
    560ti is fast but not a lot more thant a 7970.
    1GB of VRAM is going to create lag on high resolutions.metro 2033 eats upto 1400MB of my gtx 580 when maxed out @1080p.
    i think you pay a lot of attention on sigs.soon you will find newer systems,so you will suggest-
    hey look at the sigs of peeps,they got new systems so get a new systems with some x79 or any other platform :/
    well a 7970 can easily go above 1Ghz.it's champ of overclocking,so don't even think about it.
  6. deadjon said:
    The 560ti's in SLI are insanely fast, faster than both those offerings, and still around the same price as a 580.

    You may notice as you go around looking at signitures in this forum the number of folk who are using 560ti's.

    They also have massive Overclocking Headroom. Its hard to justify getting anything other than a pair of these.


    Faster than 460s, with similar OC headroom, but certainly over here twice the price. I guess I was just so pleased to get a pair for the price I did recently, as I got 2 460s for the price of 1 560. If (longer term) money is no object, then I would choose a 570 for myself and then pick up another when the prices drop. Here's my thinking:

    2 x 460s now = £200
    2 x 560s now = £400
    1 x 570 now = £280 - assuming they drop in price 50% over 18 months which is very roughly what the 460s did (guesswork I know), then:
    - 1 x 570 later - £140 or £420 total

    Put another way:
    2 x 460s now = £200
    2 x 570s in 18 months = £280
    = Total spend only £80 more than buying 560s now, plus you have a pair of 18 month old 460s in SLI to sell on Ebay for £100, and a better rig long term.

    Depends on if you need performance now, or can wait. 560s = performance now, 570s = performance later but at less overall £/fps, depending on if you buy one now and one later, or 460s now and a fresh pair of 570s later.
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    I have two MSI 560 ti 2GB in SLI.

    They are great, overclocked to 950/1900/2070 @ 1.062V.

    I get a 3dmark pscore of 9144 with a 2500k @4.5 and 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM and WD CAVIAR BLACK RAID0.

    This is close to the performance as stock 570s in SLI. With the added benefit of 2GB VRAM.

    They run BF3 @ ultra usually 60-80FPS @1080, and for the price they really seem like the best option for the price at the moment.

    Temperatures with the OC run @ circa 65-72 top card and 63- 68 bottom card.
  8. +1 mc_conor

    @ hellfire24: I understand where you are coming from here - I was beginning to assume he meant the 2GB versions - also, he wants to SLI - so I didnt think the 7970 was relevant here
  9. allrighty then :)
  10. If you have the budget, I'd go for one gtx 570 now and add another in half a year or a year.

    The gtx570 single is a pretty decent card. I used to have one HD6970, pretty much the equivalent of the gtx570 and it is a very powerfull card. It will run all games very smooth with very high/ultra settings @1980x1200. Put in a second card and it will perform almost as good as the gtx580 in SLI.
    Also the extra VRAM makes it the better choice. And you can always overclock the gtx570 so it will perform even better.

    If I may suggest you could get the HD6970, it costs about as much as the gtx570 and is slightly better (in most games).
    If you then put in a second HD6970 you will have a setup that matches the gtx580 SLI!
    But I guess this is a personal choice and driver support for amd can be a little poor. Though in time most problems get fixed so this is not a huge problem.

    This chart says it all: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/Gamer-Index,2673.html
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