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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
Umm, yes, of course 2 590's will 'pwn' 2 580's. It would be 4 gpu's vs. 2.

And I want to know what FHDX3 is as well, lol.
 
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fhd= full hd (1080p)
X3 I meant 3 full hd monitors...
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fhd= full hd (1080p)
X3 I meant 3 full hd monitors...
OOOHHHH... so you mean 5760x1080...

Lost me completely! lol
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When its 2 590s vs 2 580s, the difference is consistency. On Vram-light games, the 590s will dominate, but if you're looking at something like Skyrim with mods, the 3GB 580s will outperform 2 590s simply because the 590s will be constantly swapping out textures and the like from it's memory.

Kinda think of it as a sports car vs a performance SUV. The car is going to be faster, but if you ever need to take more than 2 people, you're going to be in a bind compared to the SUV where it'll always perform well regardless of how many people you've got in it unless you just go unrealistic.
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OOOHHHH... so you mean 5760x1080...

Lost me completely! lol
Wow, me too!
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running out of memory may decrease performance but it still 4 gpu's against 2

its hard to compare cause I never tried surround myself and tested it and also I didnt fined any 3GB 580 review to compare it with a 590 review...
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Ultra-resolution reviews are very rare.

I found this:
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=833917&mpage=1
showing 3 3gb 580s on 7920x1600 with well over 1.5GB memory used on most games but that's a different resolution. If you want to see the effects of VRAM limitations, go look at a few 6970 vs 570 reviews and watch the 570 win easily (5-15 fps) at lower resolutions and then get bent over beyond 1200P (by 5-20 fps).
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According to the above-mentioned pricing, the 2x560 2GB setup makes infinitely more sense. There is almost no chance that the benefit you'll receive from spending double the money to get 2x580 3GB is ever going to be worth the price difference, imho.

The difference in maximum playable settings between these two setups is going to be something along the lines of a level or two of AA, and *maybe* a compromise on one other setting.

Like, if the max playable settings on Crysis with the 580's was everything on VH with 4xAA, then on the 560's it'll be everythign on VH w/High shaders, and 2xAA. Do you really think that the difference in your level of enjoyment of the game is going to be halved due to making this small compromise? I really can't see that ever being the case, but ... that's just me
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According to the above-mentioned pricing, the 2x560 2GB setup makes infinitely more sense. There is almost no chance that the benefit you'll receive from spending double the money to get 2x580 3GB is ever going to be worth the price difference, imho.

The difference in maximum playable settings between these two setups is going to be something along the lines of a level or two of AA, and *maybe* a compromise on one other setting.

Like, if the max playable settings on Crysis with the 580's was everything on VH with 4xAA, then on the 560's it'll be everythign on VH w/High shaders, and 2xAA. Do you really think that the difference in your level of enjoyment of the game is going to be halved due to making this small compromise? I really can't see that ever being the case, but ... that's just me
Really!?

I had a bloke say that i would have to have all the settings on medium to medium/high settings, are you saying that the 580's in SLI would only be about medium/high settings, with a bit more AA?
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No, he's saying that whatever settings you'll get with the 580s will only be slightly higher than the 560s, which I disagree with. Overclocked 580s are ~30% more powerful than overclocked 560s when VRAM isn't an issue. At your res, 2GB vram usage can be hit.

Two 560s are not going to be on high settings at that resolution, two 580s would be. It'd take 3 580s to be ultra-settings.

Compared to the amount of money invested, 2 560s will be more disappointing than 2 580s, since only one of those two will not feel outdated at you planned resolution.
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