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Sli 480's or single 570?

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April 30, 2012 2:24:13 AM

I have been waiting to get a graphics car in my newly build system for about 3 or 4 months now.
I can no longer wait to get a car and I have come down to two options.. a single GTX 570 MSI Twin Frozr at $320 or dual 480's at $420.
This is my first build... >.>



Thanks.

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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 2:25:43 AM

Neither. Sapphire 7970 at $460.
April 30, 2012 2:31:58 AM

Doesn't 480 SLI > single 7970?
I literally have 12 windows open trying to find the best graphics option.
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 2:38:13 AM

Sure, by a little. It also takes around 600W at load. NOT including everything else. Compare that with like 200W for a 7970 OC.
April 30, 2012 2:40:12 AM

I only have a 750w psu..

I have a haf 932 so I don't think airflow would be an issue..
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 2:42:17 AM

Sigh recon. I know the 480's are good. But lets divide 600W by 80 and you get 7.5W/fps. and then 200W by 60 and you get 3.33W/fps. So it has double the watt/performance roughly.
April 30, 2012 2:42:20 AM

Would it be possible, do you think?
April 30, 2012 2:54:48 AM

i5 2500k / ASUS P8P67 Deluxe/ 8gb RipJaw 1600
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 2:59:52 AM

............a single GTX 570 MSI Twin Frozr at $320 or dual 480's at $420.

both will make a terrible car
April 30, 2012 3:11:21 AM

recon is usually right from my xp. If you are considering older cards I think you should look at used cards to save some cash. Also you might want to consider a 560ti-448 core over a 570.
April 30, 2012 3:14:49 AM

How long do you think it'd be before you could get two 680's for the price of 480's?

April 30, 2012 3:17:34 AM

So do you think sli 480's will last that long? lol
April 30, 2012 3:22:21 AM

Best answer selected by jereack.
April 30, 2012 3:23:53 AM

I just ordered two 480's. :) 
April 30, 2012 3:27:00 AM

Thanks, Recon.

I'll have to kick your ass at black ops one of these days!
April 30, 2012 3:30:47 AM

Youtube lol

You did put a link up.
April 30, 2012 3:32:49 AM

lol I saw one of your sniping videos and I just had to look at it. :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 3:49:41 AM

750 watt would be pushing it.Im sure recon is right but if it were me i wouldnt attempt it.To me the one thing to never skimp on is the powersupply its not worth it to lose a whole system because your psu is weak.I would not overclock anything on that rig till you get a decent 1000 watt psu..
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a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 4:01:24 AM

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His psu is able to output a peak of 900w.


I understand that but can it maintain that constant?Im not that well imformed of psu's,but it still doesnt leave much headroom and i deffinetley would not overclock anything.
a b U Graphics card
April 30, 2012 4:29:51 AM

Little late to the party but id never recommend 2 generation old vid cards to anyone, it leaves no upgrade path. A single 7970 wouldve been the same price, plus or minus a few bucks, and left you a ton of options for upgrades in the future. Just my opinion tho, not meant to get anyone riled up but it probably will anyhow.
April 30, 2012 4:53:29 AM

vrumor said:
Little late to the party but id never recommend 2 generation old vid cards to anyone, it leaves no upgrade path. A single 7970 wouldve been the same price, plus or minus a few bucks, and left you a ton of options for upgrades in the future. Just my opinion tho, not meant to get anyone riled up but it probably will anyhow.

i agree. in raw power 480 sli may be better(cant say it is because dont have either card)but you used up 2 pci slots already and dont have much headroom for upgrade. always get the single best gpu that you can afford, and maybe get another like a year down the line. that being said, and since you have already purchased them, those will be fine for 2 or 3 years as long as you only play at 1920x1080 or lower
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