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Old 05-04-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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So I currently have an EVGA gtx 580 hydro copper 2 and am looking at getting a 2nd for SLI for a cheap boost in performance. I've been looking for a while for another hydro copper on ebay and have had no luck. I've found a water cooled gtx 580 galaxy for cheap and am thinking of just buying that. They are both 1.5 GB versions so would there be any compatibly issues at all?

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Old 05-04-2015, 10:15 PM   #2
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None that I can think of but I recommend selling your 580 and getting a 970 or 980. SLI is not a good solution because of micro stuttering, driver issues, sli profiles from developers, etc. I never recommend SLI unless you want great frames in 4k and don't mind the aforementioned potential issues.
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I've run SLI for years without any of the above issues.

As for compatibility you shouldn't have any issues with 2 580s.
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I'm fairly certain a single 980 will outperform 2 580's. Hell a 970 might even be able to do that. Maxwell is a killer architecture. But an additional 580 will be cheaper. But no DX12 which sucks for the future. It's a tough choice!
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