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post #1 of 23
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I can get either Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom & MSI GTX 580 1536MB Lightning at the exact same price,which would be better?GPU OC is not a criteria here thoughthanks for feedbacks
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post #2 of 23
If you're going to be running surround then go for some 3GB cards, otherwise go for the Lightning, they are beast cards with top quality components and amazing cooling
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post #3 of 23
If you want to run really high resolutions then the 3GB model is a must becase VRAM is a limiting factore there....

If not the Lightning model is a beast
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post #4 of 23
3GB hands down. 1.5GB will bottleneck a SLI setup on your resolution. The lightning might clock slightly higher, but hitting that VRAM capacity hurts your fps like none other.

By the end of the month, the 3GB Lightning Extreme should be out, somewhat of an eyesore imo though, with the fans being bright blue.
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post #5 of 23
If those 23" monitors are running @ 1080p each, you're going to need the 3GB of headroom. 1.5GB is not a lot anymore.
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post #6 of 23
With those 3 monitors, definitely the 3GB one.
+ it looks better IMO. Classy .. no bling bling
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post #7 of 23
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Hey thanks everyone,I will be getting 3 Gainward GTX 580 3GB Phantom for Tri SLI to replace my current 580,the Lightning extreme 3gb is indeed butt uglyI am also afraid that my 580 lightning may break my mobo in due time as it way too heavy
Edited by Thomas73 - 5/23/11 at 10:20am
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If any game lags with 580 3gb tri sli,definitely that games got bugs or cranky like gta iv,& not the gpu not delivering
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by Thomas73 View Post
If any game lags with 580 3gb tri sli,definitely that games got bugs or cranky like gta iv,& not the gpu not delivering
i just bought evga 3gb version gtx580 , i felt little bit disappoint , cuz it only let me oc to 880mhz , more than that , i got lot of artifacts in games so i might waiting for msi 3gb one which oc better
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Originally Posted by teichu View Post
i just bought evga 3gb version gtx580 , i felt little bit disappoint , cuz it only let me oc to 880mhz , more than that , i got lot of artifacts in games so i might waiting for msi 3gb one which oc better
So you returned your 3gb?
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