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So it would be more like:

~ $660 (2x 560 2GB)
~ $1200 (2x 580 3GB)
~ $1600 (2x 590)

If you can afford the 2 3GB 580s, it's the best choice. 2 590s is a beastly setup for low resolutions, but extremely VRAM limited at higher resolutions.
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If you can afford the 2 3GB 580s, it's the best choice. 2 590s is a beastly setup for low resolutions, but extremely VRAM limited at higher resolutions.
With the 590, is it only 2gb effective Vram, as its 2x 580's working in tandem?
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If you can afford the 2 3GB 580s, it's the best choice. 2 590s is a beastly setup for low resolutions, but extremely VRAM limited at higher resolutions.
I agree. The 3GB 580's will definitely have more oc headroom. The 590's were awesome to dream about, but now that they are out it seems most people that own them are kicking themselves for it.

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With the 590, is it only 2gb effective Vram, as its 2x 580's working in tandem?
No, it's still 1.5GB per gpu.
 
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dunno what the price of the 580's in australia but the price tag of 2 of the 3Gb's is 1200 and 2 590's are 1400...

2 stock 580's are 1000 ...

I wouldnt go for the 580's cause they may be future proof but to get anther one will cost allot

while trying to save for a 590 now will be more future proof in the future lol

or just get 2 560's and upgrade on next gen...
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Perhaps the smartest thing you could do is simply hold on to your money for now and wait for the next gen from nVidia and see if they actually release cards with 3GB+ stock. So many Surround users have proven that 1.5GB is not enough for 3x 1080/1200 screens that maybe, just maybe nVidia has begun to listen. If you value your investments then it only seems like the prudent thing to do. How awesome would it be to have already saved up what you need to succeed when the opportunity becomes available?!
 
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No, it's still 1.5GB per gpu.
Thats what i meant!

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I think what it comes down to guys is this:

I'm going NVSurround!

Depending on my Left over dollars, after i purchase the rest of my system, i'll either be going 2x 560Ti (2GB cards) or 2x 580 (3GB cards)

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Perhaps the smartest thing you could do is simply hold on to your money for now and wait for the next gen from nVidia and see if they actually release cards with 3GB+ stock. So many Surround users have proven that 1.5GB is not enough for 3x 1080/1200 screens that maybe, just maybe nVidia has begun to listen. If you value your investments then it only seems like the prudent thing to do. How awesome would it be to have already saved up what you need to succeed when the opportunity becomes available?!
The problem with this methodology is that i dont have a system atm
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The problem with this methodology is that i dont have a system atm
Ah, then yes, that is a problem.
 
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dunno even if the vram is not enough I bet 2 590's will pwn 2 580's 3GB... at FHDX3
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dunno even if the vram is not enough I bet 2 590's will pwn 2 580's 3GB... at FHDX3
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