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Originally Posted by Robilar;13789606 
My Asus Direct CU-II sells for as low as $490 and is a proven strong overclocking card.

Even with the extra 1.5 GB, its hard to justify that price point.

The hardware canucks review (I believe) commented that they felt the additional ram added extra latency which hindered performance slightly at certain resolutions.

The extra ram does come in handy at ultra high resolutions.

that is really the only reason you would buy them

The major weakness of the 580 was that it was too powerful for 1080p, but vram limited at 1600p, so the 3GB models fix that.
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Man, It's been awhile since I got anything highend. And new computer component smell does the body good. I'm going to be on a high unboxing these. I'll try to run atleast one in my current system, leave the other in the box until I get the rest of my new system. Underload my system only pulls like 390 watts so I think a 580 could fit inside that if any of you object let me know.

The other XE topic was on the tip of civilized, unfortunately it didn't quite manage it.
post #13 of 16
There is to be no trolling/flame wars on this thread. If someone wants to lay out for this card, that's their choice. Do not slag them just because you think it's priced too high, or whatever your "objection" is. If you don't want it, don't buy it.

Thank you.
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reviewing a single one is pointless as these are meant for sli for nvidia surround. would love to see a review of 2 of these to see if i should sell mine and upgrade.
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Not going to lie, I want temperature changing LED's to be standard biggrin.gif
   
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I'll try to get 3 1080p screens for a review in a week roughly and I'll post numbers for you all.
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