2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti's VS 1 GTX 580
I was looking to build my first computer and I was just wondering if 2 GeForce GTX 560 Ti's would be better than a single GTX 580. The $500 range would be my max so if there is a different video card that would be better I'm open to suggestions.
smeg4brainsuk said:A GTX560ti SLI combo would wipe the floor with a single GTX580 (20% better in fact) but either combo would run anything you can throw at it without breaking a sweat.
Of course you could get the 580 and upgrade it to SLI further down the line
I'm already breaking the bank with this build so I think the dual GTX 560's would be the best option for me.
Thanks for the reply.
swifty_morgan said:the 580 would be the best choice. the numbers in the benchmarks are one thing, actual performance is another. If you have so much money to spend, why not get one of the new amd cards. both are better performers than either cards you mentioned ..??
Well which AMD cards would be comparable?
Quote:GTX 580 and then SLi them later on in the year is an option.
the HD 7950 is also out but if wait then wait for the nVidia releases as well.
really it depends on monitor set-up, how many and what resolution.?
what motherboard also are you looking at.?
I was just looking at a bunch of charts and dual 560's isn't much better than a singe 580 so I'm just going to get that or the AMD equivalent.
And the motherboard is a MSI P67A-GD65. If there is a better option let me know.
GTX 560's and GTX 560 Ti's are totally different.
also there is GTX 560 Ti -448..
Ok. I was just referring to the 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130610
Also I was planning on getting two 1080P monitors.
If I was spending $500 today on a GPU it would be on this:
The OC'ed 7950 will be very close in frame rates to the 560 ti's in SLI.
Quote:not the reference model.
spend the extra dollar or two for the XFX, GIGABYTE and/or ASUS custom editions.
though I think you mean HD 7950.
(use same non-reference principal)
Haha this is confusing the crap out of me. And I meant this card SAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB.
But you think the dual 560ti SLI would be the best bet?
Malmental is right in many of his comments.
I agree that the 560ti SLi is a great performer as I'm running that myself , they overclock like mad and easily surpass the 580 and 7950 in some games....but if you are willing to spend more then I say consider getting a 7950, they are a great card and overclock very well .....but like malmental also said It would be wise to wait and see what Nvidia's 6xx series is going to be like especially if they sugest that they will be faster than the new ATI cards.
This is not a fanboy comment, I like both Nvidia and ATI, merely just stating that its wise to see what Nvidia does when they release the new cards , it will create some much needed competition to the market to force prices to drop from both Nvidia and ATI with new and current series cards....don't rush when its just around the corner.
1gig cards don't cut it anymore. if you're going to run more than one monitor you need at least 2gig video ram. 2- 1gig cards does not equal 2gig video ram. the 560's will be worthless for what you want to do. stop reading "but they are as good as" BS and come back to reality. the architecture on the higher up cards are completely different and running two lower cards can't make up for the difference. Here you want to run at high res with mid range cards running 2 or eventually 3 monitors...... your money.......
MALMENT........... you're under the misconception that the extra ram is there for merely more FPS........... in a way that's true, but it's there for better performance at higher res at higher settings and in this case for multi monitor set ups.
why toss money on 2 mid range 1gig cards when for the same money you can have 1 higher end card that will perform better and run those extra monitors ?
except for my belief the OP came here asking advice when he already had 560's on his mind I can think of nothing.
Like I said before I'm not a real big PC gamer and when I do play it will just be on that single monitor so I don't need something super elaborate. I think I will get a better mother board in case I want to get 2nd video card or just a single more powerful one down the road.
Also I know this isn't the motherboards forum, but if you have a suggestion I'd be happy to hear it.
Quote:AMD or Intel and what in-particular, what do you have already.?
What I've got so far is:
Any opinions welcome.
Quote:save you some money and make changes in other places with the money..
1.) COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP
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2.) Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
1.) Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-120G Agility 3 Series
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
GPU: (same is good but with more money available maybe look for better)
1.) EVGA 012-P3-2068-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified
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2.) EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)
I think I'll switch out most of my stuff for those.
Do you think the 750W PSU would be enough if I was to get a second card for SLI?
And do you think the EVGA 570 would be much better than the 560 Ti?
And any suggestions for a motherboard?
Quote:no worries, it's good to go.
I've seen higher watt PSU's connected to a 600-watt UPS before.
this build is more optimal for your plans.
Good I just got it so I'd be sad if I had to get a new one.
I lied more questions: Does that motherboard you suggested support SLI/how do you tell?
EDIT: Watching the video I see is says SLI on the box so just the 2nd part of the question.
Quote:it says it and SLi will always be at least x8/x8 it doesn't run x16/x4 like CF-X.
but this motherboard is SLi.
and as a plus this is also a Gen 3 board.
says it right on the box and web listing:
Multi-GPU Support with CrossFireX and SLI Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFireX or SLI deliver the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.
Alright thank you very much for answering all my dumb questions.