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XP_GUN
07-25-11, 11:35 AM
The question is, upgrade to SLI with 2 new EVGA 560 Ti or just one EVGA 470? Main reason better performance with Crysis 2 DX11.

I already have one EVGA 470

DiscipleDOC
07-25-11, 11:36 AM
The question is, upgrade to SLI with 2 new EVGA 560 Ti or just one EVGA 470? Main reason better performance with Crysis 2 DX11.

If you have the money, I would go 2 570's....but if you are asking which two from your above post, I would go for 2 560's.

XP_GUN
07-25-11, 12:33 PM
I think I need to reword the question lol, I already have one 470 :), should I get another 470 for SLI that way or just go for 2 newer 560 ti?

Yeah the 570 are out of the price range. :/

DiscipleDOC
07-25-11, 12:55 PM
I think I need to reword the question lol, I already have one 470 :), should I get another 470 for SLI that way or just go for 2 newer 560 ti?

Yeah the 570 are out of the price range. :/

I would go with the 2x560's then.

john19055
07-26-11, 10:50 PM
If you already have a GTX 470 then I would just save the money and get another GTX 470 since you can find them as low as $195 ,since you would spend almost $500 for two 560TI's and there is'nt that big of a difference.For around $575 you could get a Sandy i5-2500K for $220 and a motherboard for around $100 and 8GB's (2 x 4GB) of DDR3 1600 for around $60 .Then you will have a nice upgrade and fast ,They have a open box MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 For just $99,this will go fast.Ever open box I have bought from newegg looks brand new and always had all the accessories.

Dazz
08-08-11, 11:08 AM
I wouldn't bother mate the 560ti provides pretty much the same performance as a GTX470, for the sake of a few fps it's not worth the price you would be paying, the main diffrence from the cards is noise and power consumtion, the 560Tis are lower in both departments. You are also CPU bottlenecked anyway even if you are running at 1080p rez.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/311?vs=330

Intel17
08-08-11, 12:10 PM
There's no question -- go with the 2nd GTX 470. Same performance as the 560 Ti, but you don't have to lose value on your initial 470 investment and can get a 2nd GTX 470 cheap (go to EVGA B-Stock -- they're $160, free shipping)

FastRedPonyCar
08-08-11, 02:45 PM
I've got a pair of 470's clocked to 480 speeds and they can run crysis maxed out @ 1900x1200

snowmanwithahat
08-09-11, 09:28 AM
I'm running 470 sli now... similar situation as you. The 560 Ti is almost identical in performance to our current 470s.....

You should definitely just get another 470. I haven't looked back at all after doing it and it's more than enough to power all my games at 2560x1600. It was very cheap too, $170 used... I definitely think this is one of the better values I've ever gotten while looking for video card upgrades

Melfranks
08-10-11, 07:58 PM
I just upgraded my system and bought another 470 to SLI with the one I already had.
Found one for $160, pretty cheap video upgrade considering the boost in performance.
So ya, I vote for the 470.

john19055
08-11-11, 09:42 PM
Like I said if you have over $500 to spend on mew 560TI's then spend $50 to $75 more and get yourself a Sandy i5-2500K for $219 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 a motherboard for $129 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583 8gigs of DDR1600 for $48 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104266 GTX 470 for $160 at evga B Stock http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20 You could get all that for around $556 ,then you want have to worry about bottle necking plus have two GTX 470'running in SLI. Then you will have one kick ass system.Most all of the sandy 2500k will do 4.4gig and some people are doing over 5gigs.but with that motherboard you can do a combo buy with a 2500K sandy and save another $20 and with that you could buy a CPU heatsink cooler.

fasedww
08-13-11, 01:16 PM
I've got a pair of 470's clocked to 480 speeds and they can run crysis maxed out @ 1900x1200

Yeap he's right.:D

FastRedPonyCar
09-04-11, 10:28 AM
I think spending $500 on last years' performers or 560ti's is a waste of money right now IMO. the new cards are not too far away. If I were building right now, I'd just get a low end card like an older ATI or something and just make due until the end of the year to see what new cards are out.

There's bound to be a mid level card one of the companies will release that will be priced well and perform on par with a pair of 470's or close to it that will consume WAAAAY less power than a pair of 470's and produce far less heat.

My 470's consume a tremendous amount of power matched only by the amount of heat that they also pump out.

Antykain
09-23-11, 12:30 AM
I would say just get another GTX 470, since you already have one. As the others have said, you're going to get pretty much the same performance as dual GTX 560 Ti's would offer. Myself, I am running 2 EVGA GTX 560 Ti cards and love em.

Old topic.. Just saw that lol. Go with another 470 IMO. :)

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Dazz
09-24-11, 04:57 PM
Another GTX 470 without a doubt, about the same performance as a 560Ti but you do have and extra 280MB qhich will help in full HD rez.

@@TheStig@@
09-25-11, 04:56 AM
I can think of a few reasons why I would get a 560ti but my 470 died and I was RMA'd a 560Ti quite happy with it really. If you can get it for free then go for it otherwise deal with it :D

1: Most 560TI brands are preoverclocked cards come close to 480/570 performance
2: The 560TI doesn't hit temps anywhere near as high as the 470, it consumes less power produces less heat and less noise. My 470 annoyed the hell out of me on games it just destroys FPS wise, forcing me to force vsync as the high framerate starts the oven. I can imagine it being a fan assited oven with SLI.
3: That extra RAM the 470 has is only going to put to use on resolutions above 1080p below that the 560ti wins. Or the odd game that actually uses very high res textures. There ain't many, and the 560ti can cope with high texture pack addons from what I have seen of it so far.

Better option just wait till the 28nm cards are out.

Eltigre88
10-05-11, 06:24 AM
Good luck finding another GTX470. They tend to stop manufaturing their best cards once a new line comes out.

john19055
10-18-11, 11:50 AM
You can still find them amazon.com for around $200

Spartan 117
10-18-11, 02:30 PM
I would sell the current GTX 470 and buy 2 560 Ti's as they use less power and generate less heat which is a huge bonus when OC on air vs SLI GTX 470's. I'm in the process of upgrading from SLI GTS 450's with a single GTX 560 Ti needed to complete my upgrade. I already sold a GTS 450 and kept the other one for PhysX processing. Soon, I will have SLI GTX 560 Ti's and a single GTS 450 for PhysX.

Sean_W
10-18-11, 04:06 PM
Yeah but 460/470/480 run quiet a lot hotter. I'd go 560Ti SLI.