Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 and 550 Graphics Cards Nearing End of Life (EOL) Status

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livebriand

What's with these people upgrading for the sake of upgrading? If your current hardware works just fine, you may as well keep it and save your money.

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TheBigTroll

needs 660ti now!!!

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whathuhitwasntme

already have 2 evga 570 gtx cards in non sli
meh, its time to upgrade soon, this entire rig is about to move to my daughters desk!

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Biceps

Did you ever run it as a single-card system with one 570? As you can see below, I'm trying to decide whether it makes sense to upgrade from a single 570GTX system to a double.

EDIT: just saw you are running in non-sli... whatever for?

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turbogamer1000

i don't know if this is just me, but every time i used to put my 2 old GTS 450s in sli my comp crashed. i just ran one as the main GPU, and one for physx

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livebriand

Are you sure it supported SLI?

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szore

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

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wolfing

maybe it's the right time to buy a 2nd GTX 560 to make it SLI. Does it have to be the same brand/model or any GTX 560 would do? (My current one is a ZOTEC GTX 560 1GB)

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tekknyne

From what I understand, it's any brand any model, as long as the GPU is the same -- So like my GTX 460 SLI setup is a Palit 460 and a EVGA 460 (both non-se, same amount of memory) and both are a GF114 GPU at heart.

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Biceps

Actually, I think they can be different models, but the faster card will grade down to 'match' the slower card; so it makes more sense to use two cards so you aren't wasting cycles.

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wolfing

hmm... guess this hasn't happened yet. I bought mine about a year ago for $165, and the cheapest I can find now including shipping is $164

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TommM

Guess my GTX 460 SLI setup is completely dead then. :(

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tekknyne

LOL mine too, but what's that really saying since they are comparable to a gtx 580 at a much lower price point.

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mh15216

Perhaps you should worry about keeping your stock available on the 600 series instead of worrying about labeling the antiquated cards you actually are capable of supplying?

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Peanut Fox

Newegg is showing several cards in stock for the 670/680 cards. Was there another supply constrain?

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Biceps

What about the 570GTX's? I've got one of those and am trying to decide whether to upgrade to a 600 series or just go SLI on my current rig. Any suggestions?

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tekknyne

Better buy a 680 to make it worth the upgrade.

But seriously, good question. I pretty much hit a similar scenario with my gtx 460's a year ago. It didnt make any sense to let my 460 collect dust and buy a 560, 570 or so, which is marginally better and 2x460's is way better. Its really arguable at best. There are so many factors like purchase price point, when you bought your first card, and second card, and the relative price of other cards at that time.

I must say though, more and more, I am finding that it makes sense to spread my money out over 2 cards and SLI them over time. I couldnt justify eating $500 on a new gtx 580 when another $180 plus my current card would net me nearly the same performance.

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Gauntylgrym

I'm in the exact same boat. Would love to see a price drop on the 570 and go SLI....

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briansnj

My MIS GTX 560Ti TwinFrozr OC has served me very well! Got it on sale and got a special discount on top...got it for $100 than others were charging.

So, now I will wait for the GTX 660Ti Twin Frozr....lol

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