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Upgrade: GTX295 -> GTX560TI SLI or wait?

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February 24, 2012 7:43:58 PM

For about the last year, I've been considering upgrading my graphics card, an old EVGA GTX295 workhorse. There have been some rocking deals lately on the GTX560 TI cards, and I've thought about getting a pair of them in SLI (eventually, I'd get one card at least to start). But, also sitting out there, hidden by the horizon, the new 600 series is pending on it's release.

Any thoughts from the community? Get a pair of 560ti's, or wait for the next best thing?

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February 24, 2012 7:59:51 PM

To be honest, I don't see many problems with performance, unless Shadows are enabled with most games. Skyrim, SWTOR, BF3, MW4, any of these games running Shadows shows a fair drop in performance. With them disabled, I have no major issues, though BF3 still has the occasional issue. Running most games on highest settings I can without noticeable frame rate loss, at 1920 x 1080.

My consideration for upgrading now would be to find something that would be good for the next 2-3 years. My GTX 295 has lasted about that length of time, and has only faced real challenges as of late.

Mostly, I'm putting the feelers out to determine if an upgrade is worth doing now (2 GTX560 TIs in SLI), or waiting for one of the Kepler-series of GPUs that is coming out later this year. I'd be looking at the GTX680 based on the leaked information (have a grain of salt handy).

For reference, my system specs without my GPU are:

i2500k (OCed 4.4 Ghz)
ASRock Extreme4 Z68
16 GB DDR3 1333 Dominator Corsair
256GB Samsung 830 SATA3
February 24, 2012 8:43:16 PM


Also if you're planing of buying only 1 GTX560ti now and buy the second one later for SLI it might become more difficult to find a decent GTX560ti when the supply will be low.
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February 25, 2012 8:23:56 PM

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February 25, 2012 8:30:47 PM

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