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Originally Posted by tpi2007;13453470[URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500199&Tpk=GTX580%203GB "
Here[/URL] is the Zotac 3GB model for $539.99
Yes but look how fat that card is.
I'm a sucker for slim things. That 580 sure is overpriced but...
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id take 2 please
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post
The EVGA card is overpriced. Actually, both the stock cooler 3GB launched last week and this one are overpriced. I didn't read a single thing about these cards featuring better than reference design components, so the price difference is a bit exaggerated, even for a lifetime warranty. IMO they are just making money off of their boutique image.
Even for a lifetime warranty?

I deal with Asus on a daily basis, Gygabite and MSI...I can't actually say my personal feelings about these dealings because I know the reps I deal with are actually members, here but, let's just say I'm less than satisfied.

Calling EVGA is actually a highlight of my day, I speak with people that KNOW what they're talking about. Their RMA program is beyond reproach and in general, they're service is very pleasant.

If you pay a bit of an exaggerated price for a lifetime warranty and "amazing" customer service, I personally think it's worth it...I'm sure the entire EVGA community would agree with me.

If you don't feel that way, that's your business.

If we're going to make comparisons, however; I do ask that we actually compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges.
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Out of all my EVGA products none have failed, so paying this premium for a 3GB card with LC ready to go and a -lifetime- warranty I would pay it. They clearly have a market for this otherwise they would not make it. They'll sell well like they usually do, the past week I still haven't seen the 590 in stock lol.
post #35 of 76
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Agreed! Rep+

Here is the Zotac 3GB model for $539.99
Zotac......or EVGA. Biased towards the latter
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This is going to sound kind of like a silly question, but does anyone know if we can put this in SLI with a 1MB 580 without any issues? I was planning on adding another 580 to my setup in the near future, and since it's only 40 bucks more than the 1MB version, I figure this might be a pretty good option. I've always kept my sli configs to the exact same make and model of cards, so I have no clue if there would be limits/conflicts.
No. You can't. The cards must have the same Vram allocation for Nvidia cards. You don't have the same freedom you do with SLI as you do with CrossfireX.
     
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Even for a lifetime warranty?

I deal with Asus on a daily basis, Gygabite and MSI...I can't actually say my personal feelings about these dealings because I know the reps I deal with are actually members, here but, let's just say I'm less than satisfied.

Calling EVGA is actually a highlight of my day, I speak with people that KNOW what they're talking about. Their RMA program is beyond reproach and in general, they're service is very pleasant.

If you pay a bit of an exaggerated price for a lifetime warranty and "amazing" customer service, I personally think it's worth it...I'm sure the entire EVGA community would agree with me.

If you don't feel that way, that's your business.

If we're going to make comparisons, however; I do ask that we actually compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges.

I was comparing Apples to Apples.

The 3GB card EVGA launched last week is a plain and dull looking GTX580 with a reference cooler; the same with the Zotac.

Now I'm not saying that good customer support is worthless, but I would prefer not to have to talk to them at all. That would mean the cards are excellent and have a very low failure rate. Which brings me to my initial point: these cards are not binned for any special overclocking abilities and the components used are not any different from the ones used in the reference cards (except for the added RAM and possible PCB redesign to accommodate it).

So the extra $50 goes to an eventual service you might have to use if the card fails. If they used better components I would have no complaints. Who doesn't like good customer support in the rare event the card doesn't work ?
 
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who the hell on earth will need 3gb?
    
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who the hell on earth will need 3gb?
You can actually start to see benefits at Full HD resolution depending on the game (read this Inno3D GTX580 3GB review), but it truly starts to shine at 2560x1600, and even more in 3 monitor, surround mode.

With super high resolutions, the GTX580 3GB leaves every other card behind. You can check CallsignVega's threads and be amazed
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who the hell on earth will need 3gb?
i do ........multi-monitor setups eat vram for breakfast.......omg $1200 for 2 air cooled versions
    
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