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GTX 580 or GTX 560 Ti 2Win

I am wondering if I should purchase a single ASUS ENGTX580, an EVGA GTX 560 2Win or possibly just wait until the 600 series gpus come out. I only have one PCIe slot on my Motherboard which is why I'm not going with 2 GTX Ti 560s.

Here are my 2 choices:

GTX560 Ti 2Win
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130737&Tpk=evga%20gtx%20560%202win

ENGTX580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-429

I am swaying towards the 2Win but I'm not sure. I have never had an SLI setup before but I've heard that there are issues with micro stuttering.
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  1. Id get two of these faster, easier to fit and saves $60:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
  2. JackNaylorPE said:
    Id get two of these faster, easier to fit and saves $60:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425


    I cannot run two GTX 560s, I only have one PCIe slot.
  3. I would go with the Evga 560 2win since it provides two gpu's in one slot and that's all you have available. Micro stuttering is a concern with lower end video cards and not so much for higher end cards. The 2win card will outperform the single 580.
  4. What kind of motherboard do you have. Brand and model.
  5. inzone said:
    What kind of motherboard do you have. Brand and model.


    ASUS P7H55 ATX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131662R

    It has 2 PCIe slots but one is a x4 slot, making it useless for SLI.
  6. I'd get a GTx 580 3GB IF you have 1 monitor at or higher than 1920x1080 resolution
    I'd get the Evga 2Win 560Ti "ONLY if I have 2 monitor" at 1920x1080 and lower(Get GTx 580 3GB if the monitor is over 1920x1200)
  7. legendkiller said:
    I'd get a GTx 580 3GB IF you have 1 monitor at or higher than 1920x1080 resolution
    I'd get the Evga 2Win 560Ti "ONLY if I have 2 monitor" at 1920x1080 and lower(Get GTx 580 3GB if the monitor is over 1920x1200)

    SLi'd 560's run really well at 19 x 10, all the bull about needing a higher res seems to be spouted by those who just don't know.
  8. legendkiller said:
    I'd get a GTx 580 3GB IF you have 1 monitor at or higher than 1920x1080 resolution
    I'd get the Evga 2Win 560Ti "ONLY if I have 2 monitor" at 1920x1080 and lower(Get GTx 580 3GB if the monitor is over 1920x1200)


    I have one monitor at 1920x1080. Are you trying to say that I should get the GTX 580 3gb?
  9. piemaster1995 said:
    I have one monitor at 1920x1080. Are you trying to say that I should get the GTX 580 3gb?

    I'm running a pair of 560Ti's at the same res and only using a single monitor and after having run a OC'd GTX580 in the same rig I know for a fact that the 560's give better performance.
  10. Mousemonkey said:
    I'm running a pair of 560Ti's at the same res and only using a single monitor and after having run a OC'd GTX580 in the same rig I know for a fact that the 560's give better performance.


    I kind of figured the 2 GTX 560s would be faster than a GTX 580. I also like the fact that I could expand to 3 displays if I wanted to.
  11. piemaster1995 said:
    I kind of figured the 2 GTX 560s would be faster than a GTX 580. I also like the fact that I could expand to 3 displays if I wanted to.

    The 2Win card might be just a bit slower than a pair of cards due to the GPU's being closer together than the laws of thermodynamics want, it's one of the reasons why I don't like nor recommend that people buy dual GPU cards.
  12. Mousemonkey said:
    The 2Win card might be just a bit slower than a pair of cards due to the GPU's being closer together than the laws of thermodynamics want, it's one of the reasons why I don't like nor recommend that people buy dual GPU cards.


    So should I just buy a GTX 580, but possibly lose some performance? I will be heavily overclocking because if I purchase a GTX 580 I will be getting one with a massive heatsink on it. This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-429
  13. Best answer
    piemaster1995 said:
    So should I just buy a GTX 580, but possibly lose some performance? I will be heavily overclocking because if I purchase a GTX 580 I will be getting one with a massive heatsink on it. This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-121-429

    In your case I think the single GPU card is the only option you have, so yes get the best 580 you can afford.
  14. Best answer selected by piemaster1995.
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