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Which setup is better for 5760x1080 gaming???
    
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The SLI setup will be more powerful so go with that.
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Won't the 3Gb from the GTX 590 help at that kind of res?
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
Won't the 3Gb from the GTX 590 help at that kind of res?
each gpu on the 590 only has access to 1.5GB, you dont add it up unfortunetly. That said the pair of 580s have better clocks and should overclock better as well
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post #5 of 14
Go with the SLI it'll work better due to the fact that you can clock higher and its less heat.
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The 3gig version of the gtx580 would be better
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post #7 of 14
they're basically the same the ony difference is gtx 590's are clocked lower, overclocks better and has MUCH better vrm's. hmmm wait they're not the same after all.

get the two gtx 580's although at that resolution AMD cards are the much better option. you can get a 6990+6970 about roughly the same price but will outperform a gtx 580 TRI-SLI
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3GB is advised for nVidia surround.....my 1.5GB 480s struggle in 75% of the games
    
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When I was making the rig, didn't think I would go to the extent to buying 3 monitors *multi-monitors are ESSENTIAL for Autocadding -.-*, if not, I would have gotten the 3Gb versions or the 6900 SLI setups. Owell, thanks all!
    
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post #10 of 14
6950/6970 2Gb, GTX 570 2.5Gb or GTX 580 3Gb are the only viable option for that resolution. For general productivity that requires three monitors though, you'll still need to fork out for two cards on Nvidia's side (or the few dual-GPU cards they have that support Surround) and any 5XXX and above on AMD's side.
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