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post #11 of 19
Um, isn't the 590 effectively two 580's in SLI? Anyway, I haven't had any problems with my SLI setup and my performance far outstrips a GTX 580 with just 560Ti's....
post #12 of 19
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I agree with that.
But tbh, the single 580 will cost less, and you won't really need the extra power most of the time.

If you absolutely need to max the crap out of anything, get the two 570s. Even with mild overclock and as long as you have decent case with good airflow, you are safe for awhile with them.
He's getting a deal on the 570's through NewEgg which makes them basically the same price as the 580 Lightning. I'd say 2 570's at the same price is a no-brainer over a single 580 (unless you plan to get another 580 down the line but that usually never pans out)...
post #13 of 19
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The Decision has been made. No turning back now MSI Lightning it is! Thanks for your input everyone.
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Unless the 570 is DirectCUII or TFIII, I would go with 580 Lightning
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even though the 570s will yeild faster fps... it will most likely have much lower min fps... (micro stutter). For a much more consistent fps and thus a much more enjoyable gaming experience... single card solutions are better imo. For some reason i am very sensitive to microstuttering and it can effect my gaming.
1stly, having a 'lower min fps' is in no way synonymous with microstutter. They are two totally different concepts/effects.

2ndly, 570's in SLI will put the smack down on a single 580 in every regard ... MIN, MAX, and AVG FPS. Heck, my 470's will beat out a single 580 in every regard, actually.

I would've gotten the two reference 570's for only a few bucks more, but to each their own. I'm sure you'll be very happy w/the Lightning as well
    
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post #16 of 19
580 lighting has my vote....and when u get another Ull be like "ZOMG"
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post #17 of 19
Or he could've gotten a 3rd 570 for less down the line and still been smoking SLI 580's...
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One card to rule them all !!!!

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570's in SLI will crush a single GTX 580. Period. You will not need that extra VRAM at 1080p...
So the TS can't buy a second monitor in future?One card with 3gb definitely goes further than 1.5gb
One SINGLE Tier one card FTW
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