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May 1, 2012 5:52:30 PM

hey guys what do you guys think would be better to have a dual or a single GPU?

for now i have this asus gtx580 directcuII
but i'm leaning toward changing it to GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
or should i just run a sli/crossfire but what whould be a good combo?

motherboard=Asus p9 x79 pro
GPU=======Asus gtx580 directcuII
CPU=======i7 3930k
RAM=======32gb corsair 4x4 gb X2 1600mhz
cpu cooling==corsair H60
PSU=======1200w cooler master silent pro
hard drive===hitachi 2tb 7200 rpm
case=======cooler master cosmo II ultra tower
mice=======razer naga
keyboard===razer blackwidow ultimate
monitor====samsung 25.5" lcd

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May 1, 2012 6:19:14 PM

two 580s will out-preform a 680, even if it's an OCed 680...

That said, there are draw-backs to consider, such as two 580s will obviously vent more heat into your case, draw more power (that PSU's fine), and there's always the possibility of the dreaded micro-stutter. though I hear that's not so bad with Nvidia and the gtx5** series.

Overall, if you want raw performance, I would SLI with another 580. it's the cheaper route too :) 
May 1, 2012 6:29:55 PM

If it were me, I would also just SLI the 580s, assuming you can get one at a decent price. Cheaper and more powerful than a single 680.
May 1, 2012 6:38:56 PM

Why do you want to upgrade your gpu?