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GTX 580 or GTX 560 Ti 2Win

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January 1, 2012 12:09:56 AM

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=N82E168...

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

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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January 1, 2012 12:20:21 AM

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.
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January 1, 2012 12:21:45 AM

What kind of motherboard do you have. Brand and model.
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January 1, 2012 12:47:14 AM

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)
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January 1, 2012 12:51:25 AM

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.
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January 1, 2012 12:51:27 AM

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?
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January 1, 2012 12:54:19 AM

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.
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January 1, 2012 12:55:42 AM

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.
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January 1, 2012 1:00:02 AM

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.
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January 1, 2012 1:04:10 AM

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-...
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January 1, 2012 1:08:23 AM

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-...

In your case I think the single GPU card is the only option you have, so yes get the best 580 you can afford.
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January 1, 2012 1:12:03 AM

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