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Graphics 560Ti SLI upgrade path

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by BioSniper, 25 Oct 2013.

  1. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    Hi peeps,

    Quick question for you all (and yes I did search, no I couldn't find a sensible answer);

    Currently I have 2x 560Ti 1GB cards in SLI (not the 448 core type) and find that at 2560x1440 I struggle to run some games and get FPS dips to sub 30 rates and quite honestly, I find it annoying!

    Everything I read indicates that the 1GB of GPU memory is what is hampering me from running well at this resolution.
    As such, what single card would make a sensible upgrade path for me? I don't really want to do SLI/Xfire again if I can help it, but am open to the suggestion.

    I was thinking the R9 280x and over clocking it looks like a good option but can't really find anyone comparing 560Ti SLI to the refreshed cards so it'd difficult to ascertain this by myself.
    The budget is ~£250

    Any thoughts most appreciated!
     
  2. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

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    MSI GTX760 Twin Frozr 4GB model

    I don't like AMD cards and therefore know nothing about them.

    Edit: Had a look at recent reviews of the R9 280X. It sits somewhere between a standard 760 and 770. A 770 is a big jump up in price. I can't see many decent reviews of the 4GB version of the 760 Twin Frozr using big resolutions either.

    This 280x looks good for the price, and looks like it slightly outperforms a 770, so may be a good choice.
     
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  3. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    When I upgraded from 560ti to 670 I made the mistake of only getting 2GB vram for 1440p. I would really strongly recommend going for 4GB card.
     
  4. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    280X is in essence a 7979. Same PCB and cooler from some manufacturers.

    And yes 4gb versions for large resolutions.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
  5. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

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    OK cool. At least I'm on the right idea with the lots of vRAM.
    Just been having a play with the SLI setup and naturally went for a bit of an OC.. Needless to say the temps are a bit.. hot for my liking at ~90C.

    I think I may need to schedule a case upgrade too as the old P180 doesn't seem to really have the air flow :)
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yeah - I've got 3Gb on my 7970 and I've decided that amount is a minimum for 1440p/1600p now
     

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