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I have seen the reviews just would like to see some of you guys results from this set up. Before I pull the trigger.
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Are you only using one monitor like your sig rig has? Because if you are I really don't see why you would need more than one 580.
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Future proofing. I like to build one rig for a couple of years. It runs most games fine right now... but things like BFBC2 and BF3 are right at 60FPS and I like to keep running titles around that mark.
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I agree, with just 1 monitor, 2-GTX580 would be complete overkill!
Unless you like that, thats up to you! I tend to go for overkill, if I can afford it. LOL

But really, for the games that are out today, and in the near future, even just 1-GTX580 is overkill.
But it sure is nice!

To update, I've already ordered a GTX580 Lightning for myself, and will use one of my GTX460's for a dedicated PhysX card.

I'm giving the other one to a friend of mine for his system.
Edited by Inteller - 6/15/11 at 11:12am
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post #5 of 12
ATI scaling is better than Nvidia But NV is still good though

Edit: Also if You're planning GTX580 SLI for just one monitor then it's just an overkill.... Try to get at least 2-3 monitors then start thinking about SLI config. with such a powerful cards
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i agree one is over kill but i do understand where ur coming from...but future proofing is hard when all these hardwear keeps updating lol and less you are a patient man that can hold out for a few year theirs is not point is getting another one just saying
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post #7 of 12
Instead of spending $400 or $500 now I'd wait for Kepler. You might be surprised to see a high-end Kepler performing close if not better than a GTX 580 SLI with the advantage of a single GPU.
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one 580 was almost enough for my monitor, which is 2560x1440. bought one more just to be sure.

2 580's for 1200p is way more than you need for any games now and 5 years in the future
post #9 of 12
2-580's scale very well! & with the unknown arrival of Kepler, 2-580's may be preferable. Remember the GTX480 was supposed to be what the GTX580 is now! Who knows if another such event might take place?

Personally, if I had the money, I would go with 2-GTX580's!
I'm just an overkill type of guy! LOL
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Originally Posted by pangeltveit View Post
one 580 was almost enough for my monitor, which is 2560x1440. bought one more just to be sure.

2 580's for 1200p is way more than you need for any games now and 5 years in the future
Just curious, but did you get a GTX580, with 3Gb's of memory, or the 1.5Gb version?

That must rock on a screen that big!
I'd be in heaven!
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