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So, looking to build a new rig soon, money is no object.

My question is, can I run two GTX590's in SLI? I know that's a bit extreme but wanting this new rig to last a few year before a new upgrade.

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Yes, but if you do, I'd recommend the Asus WS Revolution. Since it's a Workstation motherboard, it can support it.
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two or three 580s will destroy, benchmark/game wise, dual 590s.

From what Ive read and seen with my own eyes it seems the 590s were made for rigs that just did NOT have room for dual/triple or more cards.

They run slower then actual dual 580s and several sites have tests showing dual 570s easily outpacing the 590.

Go with dual or triple 580s and you wont be disappointed at all.
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Dual 580s will not in any way smoke a gtx 590 SLI rig... afaik the 590 SLI is a bit better or about on par depending on the situation with 580 tri-SLI. The 580 setups also take more space and are actually louder, and of course will cost more.

And to OP: yes you can SLI 2 GTX 590s, going to beastly post some pics
 
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Dual 580s will not in any way smoke a gtx 590 SLI rig... afaik the 590 SLI is a bit better or about on par depending on the situation with 580 tri-SLI. The 580 setups also take more space and are actually louder, and of course will cost more.

And to OP: yes you can SLI 2 GTX 590s, going to beastly post some pics
Two 580s will edge out the 590 any day. Four 580s will edge out two 590 with the proper cpu. There is more complication using multiple cards as opposed to using a single dual gpu card but performance will always favor the multi card setup as long as you run the proper rig to support them. Albeit, you are correct, the multi card setup will not pwn a dual card, as I have said, it will have the edge
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Two 580s will edge out the 590 any day. Four 580s will edge out two 590 with the proper cpu. There is more complication using multiple cards as opposed to using a single dual gpu card but performance will always favor the multi card setup as long as you run the proper rig to support them. Albeit, you are correct, the multi card setup will not pwn a dual card, as I have said, it will have the edge
What he was referring to was the comment made by Ironwolf who claimed 2 or 3 GTX 580's in SLI would beat GTX 590 Quad-SLI. GTX 590 Quad-SLI is quite a bit faster than GTX 580 SLI and GTX 580 Tri-SLI is about equal in horsepower as GTX 590 Quad-SLI.
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What do you mean "last a few years before you upgrade"? Heck, 2x 590's will last you at least 4+ years. Remember, they are one of the best cards out there.
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If money is no object then get quad 580's....They will out perform 2 590's any day of the week...

However you would have to make sure you have one heck of an air flow because that would be a HOT case...
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