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    570 SLI again
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    580 for 0.25GB extra ram now, SLI down the road (wait for price drop)
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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by AliceInChains View Post
Im running 2x 570's in sli @ 1920x1200p, and i havent had any problems what so ever. So i would have to say no, it isnt worth it. Not for that little bit of extra vram.

What you need to ask yourself, is do you need those few extra settings maxed out. You just said your game ran super smooth at 120fps.

Also, as someone once told me, the thing with vram is: You either have enough for your current circumstance(game/setup) or you dont. If a game with certain settings maxed out is using 1100mb of vram then the extra ram on that 580 will make no difference. You either have enough, or you dont. And at 120fps id say you have enough, just as long as you dont have any problems with the textures and details. If everything looks good enough for you, then id say save your money.
Have you played Crysis Warhead all the way through without any huge framedrops? The ending was torture for me, frame drops were everywhere. After I finished part 1 and Warhead I thought about selling one of my 570s to upgrade to a 580 and here I am now still contemplating.

edit: Ironic enough I sold my 570 for the same price as they are now new on Amazon. I actually saved 20 bucks for selling it if I take advantage of the rebate for the EVGA one or 40$ if I go PNY.
Edited by LivingChampion - 4/28/11 at 12:25am
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post #12 of 22
If your really wanting to have the cards for years vram and processing power are what you need to think about. 580sli will still be better than 570sli 2 years down the road.
 
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post #13 of 22
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Can we all agree that 1.5GB will always be "enough" for 1080p? Do you guys think that developers are going to use more than 1.5GB in the future? I "might" go 3D surround in the future, but I know I would have to sacrifice a lot of AA.
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post #14 of 22
I'd say stepup to 580 and in a year or so grab another for pretty cheap.
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post #15 of 22
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I'd say stepup to 580 and in a year or so grab another for pretty cheap.
Practically my original plan. Except maybe not a full year before I buy another one
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post #16 of 22
go for 570 SLI..its a no brainer either way if you wont clock it that high its a safe and powerful route til BF3 comes..
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Can we all agree that 1.5GB will always be "enough" for 1080p? Do you guys think that developers are going to use more than 1.5GB in the future? I "might" go 3D surround in the future, but I know I would have to sacrifice a lot of AA.
I would think that 1.5gb would be enough at 1080 for a couple years. I don't think it will if you plan on going surround though.
 
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post #18 of 22
The important thing to keep in mind is that the 580 is not just all about it's VRAM - it's also got better power circuitry and more shaders. Whether if this translates to better longevity is anyone's guess, but that's all it is - a guess. Being that the 580 is only roughly 10-20% better than a 570 at best, chances are when a 570 can't play a game well, a 580 won't be much better either.

With that said, if you're sure this is it for your GPU upgrades for a while, then I would opt for the 580 and save up for SLI in the near future - especially if plans for Surround are in order. We've talked about this before, but it is worth repeating that the 580's do play noticeably better over 570's at large resolutions. Whether if it's $300+ better is up for you to decide.
     
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I'd say stepup to 580 and in a year or so grab another for pretty cheap.
This.
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post #20 of 22
I set-up duels over at OverclockersClub, and right now I'm dueling two overclocked GTX 580's in SLI (and two HD 6970's) vs my two overclocked GTX 570's in SLI at 1920 x 1080 resolution.

http://forums.overclockersclub.com/i...&#entry1914677

At any rate, my FPS in Unigine Heaven v2.1 Fullscreen 8xMSAA and 16xAF, tessellation normal and highest settings everything else is 88.8FPS. The guy with two overclocked GTX 580's in SLI only got to 90.7FPS so far.

I've been running my cards at 1050mV with no issues, and at 1150mV for benching. Go with the second GTX 570 in SLI.
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