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Well the figures at least show that even going a model up and doubling the VRAM doesn't make that much difference at that level depending on what you're playing and resolution.

It at least gives you figures for two very similar models and different memory and FPS in games and their resolutions.
i do appreciate them but ive read a few reviews in the likes of PCformat and Custom PC, and though nowhere mentions the 3gb GTX580, it is saying that value for money wise the 590 is not even close to the 580 unless you are waterclocking.......

I appreciate the contribution tho ...
    
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the only game a 3gb 580 might have trouble in at that resolution would probably be metro 2033 during some of the more intensive scenes.

It should be fine for everything else.
that or the witcher 2 with ubersampling on
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i do appreciate them but ive read a few reviews in the likes of PCformat and Custom PC, and though nowhere mentions the 3gb GTX580, it is saying that value for money wise the 590 is not even close to the 580 unless you are waterclocking.......

I appreciate the contribution tho ...
Aye. The reason I posted the figures is simply because there isn't many places that have reviewed the GTX580 3GB and to show the 590 isn't really worth it for the price.

If we had an idea of when the 6XX series will be released and you were willing to wait you could go for one of those or the then cheaper GTX580/590 3GB.

Whatever you do, do not get the Gainward Phantom version, it apparently runs up to 100C.
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Aye. The reason I posted the figures is simply because there isn't many places that have reviewed the GTX580 3GB and to show the 590 isn't really worth it for the price.

If we had an idea of when the 6XX series will be released and you were willing to wait you could go for one of those or the then cheaper GTX580/590 3GB.

Whatever you do, do not get the Gainward Phantom version, it apparently runs up to 100C.
I get ya mate =]

Yeh im gunna get the EVGA version just soley for the after support that they offer =]

And if i knew the 6XX i would most definately wait for the 5XX price drop but im starting the build in about a months time.... Week by week rather then get it all build it all...>


EXCITED =]
    
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A 580 1.5gb and a 580 3gb will not make any difference @ 1080p alone, but in sli it will. When I had my 1200p monitor, I had a single 5970 going. I was trying to see if I can max Crysis 1 out with all the settings maxxed @ 60fps all the time.

The 5970 couldn't do it alone. So I added a 5870 to the mix and noticed that it finally max the game out for about 10 minutes into the game. Then the choppiness would appear after that. That's when my set up would run out of vram( 1gb )

So it seems a 580 doesn't have enough gpu horsepower to max out the 1.5vram by itelf, but in sli it will run wild.

So I say get a 3gb one now only if you are going sli in the future. Because even though some games will max @ 60fps, adding a second card will make the game alot smoother @ 60fps.

That's what I noticed from one 5970 to trifire 5870 cores in Crysis anyways. The 5970 hit 60fps most of the time, but the addition of the 5870 for Tri smoothed out the game like butter until the Vram crumbled.
    
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I joined the forum finally, lurked for years, and wanted to post since I'm in a similar situation. I have a good bit of money coming in and I'm planning on moving to 3GB 580 SLI for a new build.

I run 1080p currently, but I'll be moving to either a 30" 1600p or 3 IPS 1080p/1200p in the next month or so.

My reasoning is similar, I want to finally have a system that can completely max these games at high framerates at full resolution with plenty of headroom. I'm going with the MSI Lightning XE models which are coming out in a few days. Relatively speaking they aren't much more given the nice cooler and the better built boards. I'll either be selling them soon before kepler comes out or I'll be holding onto them for years as I do for most of my hardware.

Other reasons are that I always do mods and enhancements to my games that I don't want to be limited by Vram in any case, I record and edit videos for youtube as my 2nd job and want to be able to create the best looking stuff I can. And I can justify the price for it's unmatched power and features.

Good luck to you on your acquisition of these cards. I'm excited to order.
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I joined the forum finally, lurked for years, and wanted to post since I'm in a similar situation. I have a good bit of money coming in and I'm planning on moving to 3GB 580 SLI for a new build.

I run 1080p currently, but I'll be moving to either a 30" 1600p or 3 IPS 1080p/1200p in the next month or so.

My reasoning is similar, I want to finally have a system that can completely max these games at high framerates at full resolution with plenty of headroom. I'm going with the MSI Lightning XE models which are coming out in a few days. Relatively speaking they aren't much more given the nice cooler and the better built boards. I'll either be selling them soon before kepler comes out or I'll be holding onto them for years as I do for most of my hardware.

Other reasons are that I always do mods and enhancements to my games that I don't want to be limited by Vram in any case, I record and edit videos for youtube as my 2nd job and want to be able to create the best looking stuff I can. And I can justify the price for it's unmatched power and features.

Good luck to you on your acquisition of these cards. I'm excited to order.
Glad to see some1 else is in the same frame of mind as me atm, yeh im excited too mate (im 20 yrs old) but im like a kid in a candy shop with this.... definately gunna go for the EVGA i looked at the MSI (though i havent heard of the ones you mentioned) but the after care with EVGA really sealed the deal... ive seen lots of reviews of evga where they have said posted up their customer contact and they always seem to help regardless of situation, and with the card ive got atm going through its last days of life i wish id chose a brand with better aftercare........

No doubt you will get yours before i get mine since its still gunna be a few more weeks till i get mine so when you do drop me a message let me know how it runs =]

Are we considering Wither 2 to be higher demand then Metro2033, that seems to be the bench atm
    
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I love EVGA and their service, I can still call them up for problems with my 680i from 3 years ago and they have no problem talking.

I'd go with Evga's 3gb model and simply go with aftermarket cooling, but their 3gb is only like 50 bucks cheaper per card and It would complicate it. I think I'm safe with MSI. They have reputation and I'm sure they'll do fine with customer support.

I'm just waiting for amazon or newegg to list these cards so I can get in business.
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Don't sleep on the beastly-ness of the MSI Lightning cards. If you really have no need for that 3GB vram (i.e. you're gaming at 1080p), you shouldn't pass up the opportunity to own the lightning. We're talking 900+ core overclocks at around ~1v.
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If it's directed at me, I'm very much a power user and if people are going over 1.5gb on 1600p roughly without any special options, then I know I will go over easily when I do any form of mods to the games I play and plan to play. When I move to nvidia surround in august or so I'd be set. 20% premium for removing possible hiccups down the line with my use of these cards.
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