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Single card replacement for GTX 470 SLI

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a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 8:19:54 AM

I run 2 GTX 470 SLI, or at least I did untill one off them self-destructed.
I m looking to replace both of them with a single card.
What single card would give about equal performance ?
I looked at Tom's charts but I couldnt find gtx 470 sli in there.

Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 8:36:10 AM

My specs:
i5 proc. @ 2.8 Ghz
8 GB RAM
800 WATT PSU
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 8:39:46 AM

Single GTX 670/680. They are about the same vs sli GTX 470. Less heat and less power usage :) 

- Fastreaction
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August 4, 2012 8:42:29 AM

No single card out will equal the theoretical FPS of a 470SLI at the moment. That should be pretty obvious if you look at that chart. Any card at or above a 570 GTX or AMD equivalent, will give you max settings unless your CPU is dogging or your running multiple monitors with huge resolutions.

I read a topic on this not to long ago.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1256780/brettjvs-470-sli-vs-...

a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 8:47:17 AM

delaro said:
No single card out will equal the theoretical FPS of a 470SLI at the moment. That should be pretty obvious if you look at that chart. Any card at or above a 570 GTX or AMD equivalent, will give you max settings unless your CPU is dogging or your running multiple monitors with huge resolutions.

I read a topic on this not to long ago.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1256780/brettjvs-470-sli-vs-...


Actually true but he should get a single GTX 670/680 and later he can sli it if he needs it. Less power usage of a single card, less heat and saves you from the sli problems.

- Fastreaction
August 4, 2012 8:58:34 AM

True a single card is always a better option, but with his CPU "2.8GHZ" he has a established bottleneck. Adding a second 470 would be a cheaper route until he is ready to upgrade everything.
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 9:10:12 AM

delaro said:
True a single card is always a better option, but with his CPU "2.8GHZ" he has a established bottleneck. Adding a second 470 would be a cheaper route until he is ready to upgrade everything.


An i5 2.8ghz is probably an i5 760. That would not bottleneck.

- Fastreaction
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 9:29:16 AM

Thanks for the tips guys :)  . Going to check some prices.

And yeah, my processor is an i5 760
a b U Graphics card
August 4, 2012 10:25:57 AM

you could try a hd 7970 ghz edition
or
buy a stock hd 7970 for cheap and o'c it to ghz level
!