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Poll Results: Which GPU?

 
  • 46% (57)
    580
  • 36% (45)
    560
  • 7% (9)
    Stick with 260
  • 9% (11)
    Get a second 260 for SLI
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post #91 of 104
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
Games haven't become significantly more gpu demanding since the 200 series (unless you count horrible ports, and those don't get fast even with a 580 so its a moot point).
I had a pretty well overclocked gtx280 for a couple of years and couldnt disagree more. Heck, I'm playing 2-4 year old games all the time these days and cant believe how good they look/well they finally run. It all comes down to what type of games you play. Some games, although not repeatedly used for benching purposes, are just friggin' demanding and needs a lot of horse power to run nicely at even 1920x1200 (with good levels of aa).

To get full advantage from the 580 you however need to have a decent cpu as well, so the whole thing could get costly, yes.
    
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Pure Sexy!!!

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what about the crysis 2 edition of the GTX 560?
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Palit/Gainward/EVGA all have 2gb 560Ti cards out atm, and they will run 5760x1080 no worries...

Just check out this review, it was written a while ago, and on the 460's, but it illistrates a point, not to mention the 560's are a good 25% faster and highly over-clockable to boot!

It helped me decide to buy 2x Gainward 560Ti 2gb, which is the same cost as 1x 580 3gb version, and you cant run NVSurround on just one 580, its not supported...

Hope this has helped in some way!

Cheers,
Ishi
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Here is some more if you are not convinced...with the same case...


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post #96 of 104
Hey Chris13002,

I was curious to know how your temps are with both cards sandwiched without any space between them?

I'm eventually going to SLI mine by next year and wondering about GPU temps on the top card.
     
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After playing some crysis/3dmarks, it seems to max around 88 on the top card and 82 on the bottom... These should be perfectly fine temps as these cards seem to be made to be SLI'ed compared to AMD's boxes... Pictures explain a lot...

Getting two of these are the best dual GPU setup... period... You won't be disappointed...


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Stock cooler on that CPU...
You should be flogged in the town square, for all the geeks to behold and fear and learn from your mistakes!
Flogged I say!
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Stock cooler on that CPU...
You should be flogged in the town square, for all the geeks to behold and fear and learn from your mistakes!
Flogged I say!
Quote for Truth!
post #100 of 104
It all matters on how much you game and how much money you want to put into it...
You COULD get a GTX 260... but to give you a comparison...
I started off with a AMD 4850 which was fast but didn't run Crysis too well...
So I went off and got a GTX 295...
That card is essentially two GTX 275's sandwiched together...
I averaged 30-40 FPS on Crysis Warhead Enthusiast @ 1080p...
Then the GTX 480 came out which was on par with my GTX 295 in average FPS performance and was a nuclear power plant ready to erupt(No offense to Japan)...
The GTX 580 is a perfected overclocked version of it... I got one the day it came out and couldn't be anymore happier. Just ONE GTX 580 ran the Heaven benchmark in DX11 better than my GTX 295 did in DX10 mode... Then also the physx performance was better with one gtx 580 (compared to the dual GPU gtx 295 which i didn't understand since physx used the gpu for processing)...
It's a lot of money keeping up (especially top of the line) and I agree that the price is over for the performance;compared to the 6970/50 or gtx 570, but I am still happy with my purchases...
So at this time, i personally wouldn't consider another 260 (for another $150 or so) as it would still run sluggish with all the eye candy on(30-40 fps averages has slow downs that you can notice...)
Check out my benchmarks for Crysis Warhead MAXXED at 1080p with 16XQAA

http://www.framebuffer.com.br/rankin...ser=Chris13002

This game looks beautiful on my LCD at 60HZ as it barely drops below 60FPS and the gameplay is something else to experience...
Good job with EVGA as I love their lifetime warranty even if you overclock the cards... (ahem the 6990 and the switch...)
Good luck with your build and let us know what you decide... I see the deciding factor of the upgrade as a hobby that makes you more comfortable with your purchase... not always an e-peen thing... just part for me personally ...
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