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Poll Results: Buy a GTX 580 now or wait for Nvidia 600 series?

 
  • 27% (23)
    Buy a GTX 580 now, there will always be something better coming later.
  • 35% (30)
    Use old GTX 285 for now, wait for newer generation cards to be released towards the year's end.
  • 28% (24)
    Buy a GTX 580 now, and buy another one after the price drops, eat pancakes, profit
  • 8% (7)
    Buy a different card(show in post)
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post #11 of 33
The GTX580 is a great card, I'd go with it now. Who knows when the next gen will be released, and if it will be worth it (could be another failure as the GTX4XX cards).

So far, I love mine. True power unleashed!
post #12 of 33
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id turn your graphx settings down a tad to avoid the shutter and wait for the 600 series imo but this is coming from a guy whos still waiting on a modern 8800 to come out lol
gtx560.
post #13 of 33
If your building your system now than go with the GTX 580 now. Prices will start to drop some time after the 600 series start to come out. You can then re-evaluate your situation to get another for SLI or maybe sell this one and go with a GTX 680.

One thing you should do is get a higher PSU for future proofing the ability to upgrade to an SLI solution. Get a 1000 or 1200 watt PSU instead.

I'm saving for my second card and one card is eating up games maxed AA on my 1920x1080p resolution easily for a couple years. By next summer at most I will SLI this bad boy and be set for three or four years I'm sure. Not many demanding games out that challenge the 580 now.

You will be waiting for ever for the latest and greatest. The trick is to buy the best up front, options that will last four years and don't look back.
     
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Is this PSU enough (with conservative CPU overclocking) for SLI 580s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050

900 watt continuous. I'm not all that familiar with PSU specs. I usually just get something that will comfortably cover what I need and then forget about it.
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May be you should wait for the z68 boards? At least for the reviews, I think we might see some in 2 to 3 week's. As I have said many times now, there should be a big step up in performance (x2) this time, and i think therefore the price of the former generation will fall a lot in price in autumn. Especially the higher priced ones. It is also easier to use only one card than sli.
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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by Littlescroll View Post
Is this PSU enough (with conservative CPU overclocking) for SLI 580s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371050

900 watt continuous. I'm not all that familiar with PSU specs. I usually just get something that will comfortably cover what I need and then forget about it.
yes, that's fine.

I'd recommend a HX850 watt corsair because i'm a fanboi.
post #17 of 33
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Go for a 580 now and SLI later.

The 580 already offers Cuda, Physx, surround, 3d, great tesselation, and its a all round beast. What can the 600 series offer other than extra speed? which you will have enough plenty of with 2 580s.
How about a single card as powerful as 2 GTX 580s if not more ?

If you decide to wait you should delay the CPU/mobo purchase also. The LGA 1366 replacement is coming in autumn, around the same time as Kepler and you can be sure a 6-core Sandy Bridge will smoke the quads.
post #18 of 33
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The 580 already offers Cuda, Physx, surround, 3d, great tesselation, and its a all round beast. What can the 600 series offer other than extra speed? which you will have enough plenty of with 2 580s.
U bring up a very valid point. It really doesn't seem like any new technologies will be coming out with the 6xx series of cards whenever they do come out.
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post #19 of 33
OP, if I'm reading this right, it sounds like you can either afford just a GTX 580 or a system swap (minus the video card). For the games that you mentioned (Black Ops and Bad Company 2), they are two CPU-bound games. With a highly overclocked 2600K, you're likely going to see a massive increase in performance even with your current video card, especially at your resolution of 1650x1050 - assuming you are staying with your current monitor.

If you are still going to get a cheaper video card with the rest of the new system, a GTX 560 Ti or a GTX 570 offer great bang for the buck performance without needing survive as long on Ramen noodles. With all the 570's that have been going on sale lately, they are approaching closer and closer to half the cost of a single 580, while only being 10-15% slower! Not to mention that even if you upgraded your monitor to one that displays up to 1080p resolution, both cards still have ample power to keep you covered for a long while.

In all honesty, though, there are very few games that are taxing enough for a single GTX 580 on a single 1080p or lower resolution monitor. At 2560x1600 on a single monitor, or triple screen gaming, those are the situations where the 580 really starts to show its true potential.

Frankly, if buying a single 580 means you can't eat well to make rent or have to sacrifice a total system upgrade, then it really isn't worth it in my opinion. I've been in that situation before, personally, and I can say that it wasn't fun at all having to live on a poor man's budget. In the end, I think you'll be happier with the other options instead. Plus, if you do upgrade your system, you'll be in a much better position to make use of a Kepler GPU later this year or early next year after you've had time to recoup and save.
     
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post #20 of 33
Get a 560Ti. Please dont get a 580, that card is horrible in terms of Price vs Performance. It will last until the 600 series.
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