Originally Posted by trippinonprozac
I will do an extreme run when I get home tonight on the new system.
post your results in this thread.
I think brett might be on the money though as you have far more vram for higher resolution and AA.
Actually the single 580 has more vram, because vram capacity doesn't stack in SLI.
The reason his 470's will do better relative to your 580 on Extreme is that the CPU is taken out of the equation (for the GPU score).
On Performance mode, the CPU can play a factor even in the GPU score, because at such 'easy' settings, the FPS is very high. This will give you a significant advantage with your more powerful proc.
In Extreme mode, however, due to the higher res/settings, the FPS will be much lower, which will greatly reduce or even eliminate the CPU bottleneck Jam3s gets in Performance mode.
Without the CPU BN, the SLI 470's power will be much more 'visible'.
And Jam3s ... you should post your GPU score ... nobody pays attention to overall score in Vantage Edited by brettjv - 4/26/11 at 5:07pm