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SLI or getting 1 better card when GPU gets too old

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 6, 2012 11:56:26 PM

When my GTX560Ti gets old, will it be best to get a better GPU and throw the GTX560Ti away or get a new GTX560Ti and SLI it with my old one?

Cost-wise it seems SLI should be cheaper, but I don't know performance wise.

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a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2012 12:25:28 AM

Depends on your PSU - if it will support SLi - 2x560Tis are a good combo - way more potent than a GTX580. If you have to buy a new PSU + GPU a single card would make more sense. Most new cards are more powerful/efficient so you could most likely reuse your current PSU.
April 7, 2012 12:27:25 AM

Cooler Master GX 700W good enough?
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a c 181 U Graphics card
April 7, 2012 1:16:00 AM

Yeah you don't want that PSU running one card let alone two cards. Or even a new more powerfull card. That PSU is on tier 4 and tier 5 is the worst. That PSU if it was a 450w then is would be fine.

You will see when I link you to it. I don't think you can throw up the old GPU. I would do the SLI first. Look at how many people are still using the GTX 260's. So they will still be good for a while.

If you get a new PSU look for the brands Corsair, Antec, Seasonic, and XFX. That would be your best bet. And I do wish you good luck on you problem.