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    450 GTS SLI to 570?

    okay so I have a KFA II 450 GTS sli with two screens, one a VGA and one a DVI and I was just wondering if it's really worth jumping up to one of these as or would say a 650ti/660 be a better option as they are similar money? this is mainly to gear up to getting far cry 3 looking nice and for bioshock infinite to look pretty too.

    system specs: i5 2500k at 4.4 Ghz, MSI-GD55-p67 motherboard, corsair 8 gig XMS3 ram and a 600 or 650 Wattage PSU I can't quite remember.
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    Two GTS 450s give similar performance to a single GTX 470. So a GTX 570 is going to be faster, but not a huge upgrade either. The GTX 660 is faster still, so that would be a good upgrade. Of course, if you want to play Far Cry 3 at high resolutions and settings, you may be forced to spend more. Even a GTX 670 only get a bit more than 30 FPS at 1080p Ultra.

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    mmhm, That is interesting, It's just right now money is a bit tight and that I know that the 6XX cards are all PCI-E 3 so that means I'll need a need Mobo to use the card to it's full potential. but it was more the fact that it's only 150 rather than having to spend something like 300~ on a 660ti/670 then having to spend another 100~ on a motherboard that had PCI-E 3 slots.
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    Don't worry about PCIe 3.0, it's unnecessary. No single-GPU card on the market benefits appreciably from more bandwidth than PCIe 2.0 x16 offers. Even the difference between PCIe 2.0 x16 and x8 is quite small.

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    So you think that I should wait till the 7XX comes out and by a 670/680 then?
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    I don't know. A GTX 660 would be a pretty good upgrade now. And I'm not sure the 600 series is really going to get much cheaper, even after the 700 series is launched.

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