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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 #21 of 33
GTX 580 is overkill for 1680x1050. Honestly for that resolution you could easily get away with a GTX 560 Ti 1GB for half the price and then you could add another later for SLI performance if you want and still be under the price of a single GTX 580 now with more performance.
post #22 of 33
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I'm actually going to be picking up a new monitor here shortly. Polly a 24" at 1920x1080.
Thanks for the advice!
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by d3viliz3d View Post
(could be another failure as the GTX4XX cards).
     
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post #24 of 33
Stick with the 285 in my opinion.
I'm still using my trusty 260, and can max out pretty much everything I throw at it.
The only downside is the lack of DirectX 11, but whatever.
The jump from the 200 series to the 500 series isn't as large as with previous generations.
post #25 of 33
I played this game in my head a while (wait forever and watch as things better go by but when my 5 year old C2D cheap 775 board died had to upgrade). Couldn't be happier with SB so far.
I have a 580 in the mail to replace my 460 as my 460 768mb just doesn't cut it for 1600p resolution. Only game it runs well at that is team fortress 2 .
At low resolutions (1080p and under) I would say waiting is a viable option in almost any game out there right now.
Yes I do consider 1080p low res - can't pry my 30" off me now
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post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
Your GTX 285 is still a rock solid card, I would say just wait until 600 series comes out or buy a used 5XX series card from someone on OCN.
This, I would buy a cheap 460, or a 470. That will take care of your gaming needs for now.

When the 600 series cards come up, snag one of them.. You don't want to spend 500 dollars to have already dated hardware by the time the 600 series comes out.

Plus you can tinker with the 460 all you want, its cheap, you know your going to replace it, so there is... less..fear.... I guess you could say?



IMO... My GTX 460 ALMOSTS maxes out Crysis 2, and does max out Battlefield BC2 with 55 FPS @ 1080p. Never dips down also.
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post #27 of 33
I would wait an see what the 600's are like before I would buy. Also if I am right at the end of the year ivy bridge is coming out, it may make a lot of good processors cheaper.

So you could save on the CPU and spend on the GPU(s) or some other component.

If you can't wait then buy the 580 its very likely that it will preform similar to the 600's but with all upcoming hardware its only a guess we don't know until we have it.
post #28 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain318 View Post

hes saying that the 480 and 470 came out premature and it was chaotic. with normal load temps at 80-90s...

im hoping the 600 series will run super cool (i watercooling anyways) so i'll have a stock clock of over 1ghz and have over 500 SP in mid range. i can only dream right now
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post #29 of 33
Just buy a 580 now. Its a great card, and it will last awhile. It wont be getting out of date anytime soon and will be able to play games maxed out for quite sometime.
post #30 of 33
You prolly have a cpu bottleneck. I'm running battlefield 2 @ 1920@ 1200 with shadows @ low & no aa, everything else is @ max.
As for 285, I'm waiting for the next gen, nothing on the market is worth my $ IMO.
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