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Originally Posted by Wanderlai View Post
I'm thinking...

2 - 580 Lightning XE 3GB if they come in stock on Amazon. Then I can run those SLI and have my EVGA 285 FTW for Physics. That would future proof me for close to 2 years I'd hope.

or

1 - 580 Lightning 1.5 and just wait until about a year from now to see how the Kepler cards are doing to upgrade.

My biggest thing is when will the XE be available on Amazon and what price? Also, I dont see myself buying 3 monitors to game but I would like to get ultra high resolutions on one monitor. Right now I use a Samsung T260HD but I may upgrade if I get the XE's.
lol @ the phrase "future proof"
    
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post #22 of 37
Review is kinda late but the card still looks like a real monster.
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post #23 of 37
Still waiting for this to be available on Amazon with my Prime account...
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That's a terrible OC for the card.
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post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by Wanderlai View Post
So MSIalex, I think I saw where you said the XE were "sku'd up" and ready for retail, so are we talking showing up any day now or or we talking weeks out?
It's already been shipped to the respective etailers, at this point it's just a matter of them making the product live for sale on their site.
    
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post #26 of 37
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It's already been shipped to the respective etailers, at this point it's just a matter of them making the product live for sale on their site.
Are there any other than Newegg and Amazon?
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wow , why so little on the oc , i have mine cranked way higher on my lightnings .
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post #28 of 37
With the new extreme edition coming out, why review this one.
    
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post #29 of 37
love mine. that is all.
    
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post #30 of 37
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With the new extreme edition coming out, why review this one.
I should address this...

scheduling review(s) is not an easy thing to do. Reviewers have a lot of product that needs to be covered, MB, VGA, SSD, PSU, cases, the list goes on and on.

To actually do these reviews is time consuming, and even if I provided it months ago it might not go up in the timeframe that is planned.

I provided HardOCP with this board sometime toward middle of April, but then Z68 launch was ramping up, as was 990FX and a few other things. It literally got posted as fast as it could, and given what Brent @ HardOCP had to work with time-wise, it came out relatively on time.
    
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