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2 GTX 570's or a GTX 670/GTX 680

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August 15, 2012 12:29:01 AM

I'm building a computer and I'm looking to build a monster. I however am a noob when it comes to computer stuff for the most part. Does anyone know if running 2 570's would be better then just getting a single 670 or 680? I don't want to spend $1000 on a card so I won't be going up to the 690 lol. But I would like to know if going with a single higher end card like the 670 or 680 would be better then going with 2 570's. Again I'm pretty much noob when it comes to this stuff so I do apologize if this is a dumb question. Thanks in advance
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August 15, 2012 12:41:21 AM

Well, two GTX 570s would be more powerful than single GTX 680. However, if you go single GTX 680 now, you will be able to add one in the future in case you run out of oomph. Personally, I'd go for single GTX 680, due to it being able to handle pretty much anything on a single monitor anyway.
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August 16, 2012 12:08:21 AM

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August 16, 2012 12:22:56 AM

Sunius said:
Well, two GTX 570s would be more powerful than single GTX 680. However, if you go single GTX 680 now, you will be able to add one in the future in case you run out of oomph. Personally, I'd go for single GTX 680, due to it being able to handle pretty much anything on a single monitor anyway.


The GTX 680 also has more VRAM. The 1.25GB VRAM on most GTX 570's leaves them kinda screwed for high resolution gaming, multi-monitor setups and high AA. 2GB is a good amount right now. A single GTX 680 is also considerably less heat, power draw and noise compared to SLI setups.

If budget is an issue, the GTX 670 comes within spitting distance of a GTX 680 for less money. 2 GTX 670's can handle anything on the market maxed out. It's all a matter of budget, and how much you want to spend.
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