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The 590 still has a total of 3gb of VRAM and the additional cores make it far faster than a single 580 core clocked higher. And you can OC 590s too.
This is incorrect. The GTX 580 comes in 1.5GB and 3GB. The GTX 590 only comes with 2x1.5GB which totals to 2x1.5GB, not 3GB. You cannot exceed 1.5GB on a GTX 590. You do not add the two 1.5GB together. Each of the 2 gpus on the 590 have their own 1.5GB vram and they buffer alternate frames. Neither gpu can exceed 1.5GB. If you would like more than 1.5GB get the 3GB GTX 580 or wait for the 2x3GB gtx 590 you know it's comming. ATI did this with their 5870 and 5970, were 1GB and 2GB, re released as 2GB and 4GB

If it were a question about 2 x GTX 580 1.5GB vs GTX 590 2x1.5GB. I'd definately go with the GTX 590 as I would think it can comunicate better being so close? I am guessing, but I would like to think it's better than sharing across a ribbon.

If it were a question about 2 x GTX 580 3GB I might wait for a possible GTX 590 2x3GB. Though, I do not wish to spend that much money and will wait for some drop in prices.

Personally I want to buy them without heat exchangers for cheaper or with waterblocks for about the same price seeing as, I don't know I am guessing, vapour chambers are more expensive? Not pay more than the card with a vapour chamber plus a water block for one with a waterblock instead of a vapour chamber.
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Hey all!!! Once again, thanks for the replies, but get this ... Oh, let me first say that I am by no means "wealthy"; just ran into a bid of good fortune ...

Ok, so I know this is the most knowledgeable community in this universe and the nearest parallel universe in our ever expanding multiverse ... so, here's the situation - I bought the GTX 580 HC 3GB GPU (brand new still sealed), and get this, I haven't sold my GTX 590 HC yet either.

So my friends, please help me decide what to do?!?!?!

a) Sell the GTX 580 and keep the 590
b) Sell the GTX 590 and keep the 580
c) build a new computer with the GTX 580 and leave my GTX 590 in my main system
d) donate both cards to charity
e) none of the above
f) other; please elaborate ...

Peace from your friendly neighborhood padawan learner ...
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F) Other.

Sell the 590 and get another 3GB 580
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If it were a question about 2 x GTX 580 1.5GB vs GTX 590 2x1.5GB. I'd definately go with the GTX 590 as I would think it can comunicate better being so close? I am guessing, but I would like to think it's better than sharing across a ribbon.
GTX580's in SLI will always be better thyen a GTX590.(same Vram comparison.)

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Ok if your going SLi 580s they will perform better than a single 590 however if your planning on going SLi with 2 590s then they will perform better but the scaling on 4 GPUs is quite bad at the moment and it will cost alot.

To sum up, SLI the 580s if you dont have money to waste and want value for money aswell and excellent performance, or SLI the 590s if you have money to burn and dont mind paying through the nose for that extra performance.
At 1920x1200 this is very true, as there's no game that will require that much unadulterated processing power. Metro 2033 will beg for mercy with that setup.

A 590 is the best single card for Nvidia. Personally I'd go for he 590 if it's single monitor.
     
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A 590 is the best single card for Nvidia. Personally I'd go for he 590 if it's single monitor.
Would this still be the case at a higher resolution (2560x1600)? I am currently running a GTX 465 1GB and in games I max out the processing power. I thought that going with more RAM would be essential, but I max out GPU usage before I use half of my RAM.
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