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Upgrade recommendations from GTX560ti SLI setup

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November 23, 2012 7:20:03 AM

Hi all,

as the the thread suggests, I am looking to upgrade from my GTX 560ti SLI setup, Mainly because of the VRAM shortage not allowing me to max out some of the newer games. I game at 1440p and like to run games with all setting on high, however with the new games coming out i find it difficult to do so and always have to compromise somewhere.

I was thinking of replace one 560ti with a 2GB edition 560ti, or Replacing both of them with a 3GB GTX 660ti.

I know replacing one 560ti with a different brand and spec 560ti may cause some SLI issues, but ive also heard that a 560ti SLI setup runs pretty close in terms of performace to a single 660ti, will the outlay be worth the performance?

Any other suggestions are welcome

Thank you.
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November 23, 2012 7:32:03 AM

If 560 SLI runs pretty same, you should go with 660 Ti. Because keeping a single card is always better than SLI/Crossfire.
2 GPU produce too much heat, have more power consumption. And you know that if a GPU is heated than it effects its performance.

And also in future you can add 1 more GTX 660 Ti if needed.
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November 23, 2012 7:48:01 AM

I would say a 670 as it outperforms the 560ti setup and you will get a much smoother experience on the single card.

I think a 660ti might be slightly underpowered for your needs with it's gimped memory bus.
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November 23, 2012 9:13:13 AM

I just had a look at a 670 review and it seems to perform well at 2560x1600, i just want to be sure that it will run games like Crysis 3 and Hitman absolution at 1440p on high settings.

also, i have seen a 2nd hand 590 going for near 300 quid... worthwhile? I like the extra VRAM it offers, but not sure as it is an old card.
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November 23, 2012 9:23:00 AM

kokokh said:
I just had a look at a 670 review and it seems to perform well at 2560x1600, i just want to be sure that it will run games like Crysis 3 and Hitman absolution at 1440p on high settings.

also, i have seen a 2nd hand 590 going for near 300 quid... worthwhile? I like the extra VRAM it offers, but not sure as it is an old card.


Realistically it offers 2gb of vram.

The 670 is better than a 590 in heat and power and about the same in speed.

High on 1440p might need 2 670's. They perform about the same as oc'ed 680 when it's oc'ed. You won't be disappointed with its performance. I recommend the Asus dcuII as it's cool fast and quiet.
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November 23, 2012 9:50:45 AM

darth pravus said:
Realistically it offers 2gb of vram.

The 670 is better than a 590 in heat and power and about the same in speed.

High on 1440p might need 2 670's. They perform about the same as oc'ed 680 when it's oc'ed. You won't be disappointed with its performance. I recommend the Asus dcuII as it's cool fast and quiet.


In which case i may go for this EVGA 4GB 670, I know i can get a 680 for that price but im sure the extra vram will be more handy.

Thank you for your advice.
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November 23, 2012 9:52:22 AM

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