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560 SE SLI vs. Diamond 7970?

#1DZ0D2Posted 10/16/2013 8:29:57 PM
So I'm in a bit of a standstill. The 7970 (the one in my sig) is my brothers, and he gave it to me, saying that he wanted it back when he wanted to sell all of his parts from his old PC. That time has come, and because I don't have a job to pay for a new video card, he gave me this option.


I can buy a new PSU, and he'll give me 2 560 SE's for free. It solves my problem for now, and I can decide later on what video card I want to get. So, with that in mind, how's the performance of the 560 SE SLIed compared to a 7970?
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
#2ThescyyPosted 10/16/2013 8:35:37 PM
Unfortunately if your motherboard is the one in your sig I don't believe it supports SLI. That being said when using SLI it will probably be only slightly slower than the 7970, a single 560 will be noticeably slower than your current card.
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i7 3930k @ 4.5Ghz | H220 | asrock x79 extreme 9 | 16GB 1600mhz ram | SLI GTX 780 | Samsung 830 256GB SSD | 8TB HDDs | EVGA Supernova 1300 G2 | Fractal design R4
#3DiehardFFv2Posted 10/16/2013 8:38:05 PM(edited)
It wouldn't be quite what you're used to, but it wouldn't be far off the mark. I would say go for it. You can find a suitable PSU for less than 100 easily. This is one of their older units, but it's still Seasonic Quality.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

Thescyy posted...
Unfortunately if your motherboard is the one in your sig I don't believe it supports SLI.


Woosh. I completely missed that.
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Sager np9370 | Intel i7 3630qm | GTX 670m SLI | 12GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz | 128GB SSD | 500GB HDD x2
#4Snuckie7Posted 10/16/2013 8:37:25 PM
Overall performance will be worse in most games, along with losing out on other benefits such as single card, VRAM, bandwidth, etc.

Treat the 560SE SLI as more of a temporary solution.
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Intel Core i7 3820 | EVGA X79 SLI K2 | MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III | Samsung / 840 120GB / 8GB RAM | 1TB WD Caviar Blue | Corsair / 550D / H70 | Silencer MKIII 600W
#5DZ0D2(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 8:40:37 PM
Thescyy posted...
Unfortunately if your motherboard is the one in your sig I don't believe it supports SLI. That being said when using SLI it will probably be only slightly slower than the 7970, a single 560 will be noticeably slower than your current card.


Could performance be compared to a 7870? I had one before this 7970 that I have, and it ran everything well.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2
#6Snuckie7Posted 10/16/2013 8:49:03 PM
Yeah the performance would actually be pretty comparable to a 7870.
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Intel Core i7 3820 | EVGA X79 SLI K2 | MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III | Samsung / 840 120GB / 8GB RAM | 1TB WD Caviar Blue | Corsair / 550D / H70 | Silencer MKIII 600W
#7DZ0D2(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 8:50:05 PM
Okay, cool. That's all I needed to know. Thanks much, friends.
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i5-3570k, Asus P8Z77-V LE, Corsair Vengeance 8 GB, Diamond HD 7970, 430W PSU, Cooler Master Storm Scout 2