GTX 570 Compatibility

rennoc1991

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Hello,
I was wondering if someone coulde help me out. I have a GTX 460 and I want to upgrade to a GTX 570. My Motherboard is a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 GA-MA785G-UD-3H and I ahve a power supply of 700w. Is all of this compatible and if so would I also be able to SLI two 570's with this set up?
Thanks!
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clutchc

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You most certainly can upgrade to the GTX 570. Your PSU is more than adequate. Your board is perfect. See this PSU calculator for assurance, but I believe that a quality 700W PSU will be more than enough for a single card like the 570. SLI might be another matter; hence the calculator.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

But from my experience, adding a second card to a PCIEx16 slot that has a bandwidth of only x4 isn't worth it. The speed of the x4 slot drags down the performance of the card in the x16 slot. In your case go with the fastest single card you can afford. The GTX 570 is a fast and powerful card:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-radeon-geforce,2997-7.html
There's only a few cards that can top it.