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Hi,

I'm wondering what's better? An ASUS GTX 580 1.5GB DCII or a 3GB GTX 580? Will the latter be able to handle higher AA?
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3GB for future games that require fat uncompressed textures, what is the price difference?
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well the DCII has better cooling, but the 3GB will perform better with high game settings/multi monitor setup.......especially in SLI
    
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i would imagine that 2x 1.5gb 580 can handle everything out right now at maxed settings equaling the power of a single 3gb card theoretically?
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i would imagine that 2x 1.5gb 580 can handle everything out right now at maxed settings equaling the power of a single 3gb card theoretically?
not really. a 3gb 580 is not any more powerful than a 1.5gb version, it just has a larger vram and can handle higher resolutions and more aa

@op yes it should be able to handle higher aa
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i would imagine that 2x 1.5gb 580 can handle everything out right now at maxed settings equaling the power of a single 3gb card theoretically?
It doesn't really work that way. Two 1.5GB 580s would obviously have way more processing power, but are still limited to a 1.5GB frame buffer.

A 3GB 580 doesn't have any more processing power than a standard card, it just has 2x the frame buffer which comes into play with high res textures, high levels of AA and super high resolutions.

@OP: A standard 580 will suit you fine below 1600p. If you're planning on playing on a huge 2560x1600 screen, or in surround, then the 3GB is the better investment.
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Where do you get a 3 gb gtx580?
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post #8 of 20
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Where do you get a 3 gb gtx580?
Right here:



Evga and Zotac are releasing their versions soon as well.
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Where do you get a 3 gb gtx580?
EVGA has not released theirs yet, sometime in the fall from what i have read.
HMMM i am in the same boat as the OP , i have a evga gtx 580 1.5gb...dunno if i should go SLI or single card 3gb....I wanna be able to run higher AA at better frames than i currently am getting
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oh , i stand corrected .
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