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August 7, 2012 2:04:50 AM

I currently havea Galaxy GTX 570 and have thought about adding a 2nd one in SLI.
My Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 with 1 PCIX16 and 1 PCIX8 slots would both run at 8x in SLI.
Would a single new technology card be better and if so what would be the recomended card.
Is the 1280GB GDDR5 on the 570 a big factor?
Specs I5 2500K OC to 4.5 gzh
Corsair H80 cooler
Corsair 600T white case
Corsair TX 650 PS
OCZ Agility 3 240gig SSD
Seagate 1TB spin drive
Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1600 16 gig

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August 7, 2012 2:34:48 AM

giltyler said:
I currently havea Galaxy GTX 570 and have thought about adding a 2nd one in SLI.
My Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 with 1 PCIX16 and 1 PCIX8 slots would both run at 8x in SLI.
Would a single new technology card be better and if so what would be the recomended card.
Is the 1280GB GDDR5 on the 570 a big factor?
Specs I5 2500K OC to 4.5 gzh
Corsair H80 cooler
Corsair 600T white case
Corsair TX 650 PS
OCZ Agility 3 240gig SSD
Seagate 1TB spin drive
Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1600 16 gig

While a second 570 would be a nice upgrade you are talking about a bit of power consumption compared to a new single card solution as in a 670/680. Performance wise the two 570's would be quite powerful but if money is not an issue then go with a 670 instead.
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August 7, 2012 3:45:23 AM

If you have the xtra cash, go for a gtx 670. (wont need recomended SLI mobo)

If not, I would go for a SLI motherboard that runs 2 16x slots before an upgrade for SLI.
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August 7, 2012 11:27:02 AM

I'd have to have the GTX 680 and not the GTX 670 however.
some models of the 670 beat the 680 but overall the 680 is the better card.
sell your GTX 570 or save it for back-up and go for the 'big boi' 680.
SLi GTX 570's are much stronger than the GTX 670 and GTX 680 so if I had to drop to a single card then make it the strongest one.

my opinion..
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August 7, 2012 12:45:10 PM

verbalizer said:
I'd have to have the GTX 680 and not the GTX 670 however.
some models of the 670 beat the 680 but overall the 680 is the better card.
sell your GTX 570 or save it for back-up and go for the 'big boi' 680.
SLi GTX 570's are much stronger than the GTX 670 and GTX 680 so if I had to drop to a single card then make it the strongest one.

my opinion..


True. Overall a GTX 680 is a better card than a GTX 670.
But hardly a GTX 680 that costs 25% worth it more than a GTX 670 (when a GTX 680 it's better, let's say it's only 5~6% better)
Without mention that my sixth sense tells me that Nvidia would love to "scrap" the GTX 680 in favor to GTX 670 due to much lower manufacturing costs. (Did you see the stock PCB size from a GTX 670??)

I would even spend the GTX 680 money in = GTX 670 + SSD for OS
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August 7, 2012 12:51:05 PM

vitornob said:
True. Overall a GTX 680 is a better card than a GTX 670.
But hardly a GTX 680 that costs 25% worth it more than a GTX 670 (when a GTX 680 it's better, let's say it's only 5~6% better)
Without mention that my sixth sense tells me that Nvidia would love to "scrap" the GTX 680 in favor to GTX 670 due to much lower manufacturing costs. (Did you see the stock PCB size from a GTX 670??)

I would even spend the GTX 680 money in = GTX 670 + SSD for OS

that works for me too..
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August 8, 2012 1:39:30 AM

vitornob said:
True. Overall a GTX 680 is a better card than a GTX 670.
But hardly a GTX 680 that costs 25% worth it more than a GTX 670 (when a GTX 680 it's better, let's say it's only 5~6% better)
Without mention that my sixth sense tells me that Nvidia would love to "scrap" the GTX 680 in favor to GTX 670 due to much lower manufacturing costs. (Did you see the stock PCB size from a GTX 670??)

I would even spend the GTX 680 money in = GTX 670 + SSD for OS


Valid point on performance value from the GTX 670 so I will be leaning towards that card.
What are thoughts on the 4gig vs 2gig cards?
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August 8, 2012 1:41:01 AM

what resolution.?
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August 8, 2012 3:05:02 AM

Currently 1920 x 1080 27" I may add a 2nd of the same.
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August 8, 2012 3:26:36 AM

2GB will be fine the 4GB is more for the Surround (triple monitors)..
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August 8, 2012 3:38:10 AM

Best answer selected by giltyler.
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September 11, 2012 1:14:25 AM

My new Card EVGA 680 GTX 4 GIG $499.90 local with price match.

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