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post #1 of 18
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Should i get two GTX 570 Twin Frozr III (When ever it becomes available again...) or should I get the GTX 580 Lightning? I only have a 750W power supply so if i do get the 580 and want to SLI later - I will have to upgrade my Power supply. I am playing at 1080P on a 27" monitor.
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post #2 of 18
Both setup's are probably pretty close to equal in terms of bang per buck. The 570's would cost more of course but would also be considerably faster.

For 1080p resolution you REALLY don't need any more than 570's in SLI ... they will max out anything, including full AA (except maybe Witcher 2 w/teh Ubersampling). A single 580 would get close to doing so, but on the toughest of games you may have to sacrifice a setting or two. For example, on Metro I don't think you could completely max it w/ADoF and 4xMSAA and everything else w/o it getting choppy at times.

So it depends on what you want to spend, really. And whether or not you want to deal with the occasional SLI hassle like when games come out and you have to wait for an SLI profile to be released ... this does happen from time to time, esp. with advance-released game demos.
    
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post #3 of 18
I would definitely go with a 580 and plan to SLi later; in my experience, running a more powerful single card works far better on a high resolution than SLi ever did for me. If you can get the 570s though, I would suggest getting those and overclocking the difference, since the extra cooling will allow you to handle overclocking with SLi cards better.
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post #4 of 18
Considering your PSU, I would get 2 GTX 570s.
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post #5 of 18
The 580 Lightning is a beast of a card. I'm still fine tuning my overclock (it's a blast to OC this card) and I will be doing some benching later today
    
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post #6 of 18
I vote single card. I have done SLI and it is always better to have a single powerful GPU than trying to make up for it with lesser cards.

Get a 580 Lightning now and SLI later if you feel you need the extra power.
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post #7 of 18
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I am leaning toward a GTX 580. Should i just pull the trigger now and buy it? I have the money. Or should i wait for a open box or promo discount from newegg?
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post #8 of 18
Do you need the power now? Is there something you are dying to try or is this future proofing?

You could be waiting awhile for an open box...
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It is mainly for all the awesome games coming out - BF3, Batman, Deus Ex.
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My friend is buying my x58 board, cpu and video cards and i getting a 2600k and sabertooth p67 is there any reason i should not get the 590 other then the cost and will it show a great performance increase over my 2x 460 1gb cards thanks
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