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Very happy with mine as well, Nothing can beat gtx480's in Sli in terms of cost/performance. U really gotta be a fool to go gtx580's....Mine overclocked beat stock 580's and I have a lot of money saved...
That's what I just did and I love it. Only problem is they pump out an insane amount of heat when gaming. I guess that's the sacrafice for raw performance lol
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470s are beasts. I had so much fun running 470s in sli and triple sli
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This is all good to know.
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post #54 of 66
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Very happy with mine as well, Nothing can beat gtx480's in Sli in terms of cost/performance. U really gotta be a fool to go gtx580's....Mine overclocked beat stock 580's and I have a lot of money saved...
Some people go for performance over value...actually a very large portion of OCN do. 480's can't compete with 580's.
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it's ok, if i only had a motherboard that supported more than 2
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Lol, to murderface, is that right. U must be confused as where do u think the 580 gets its roots from? Also most people actually want performance over price. U come here for knowledge or else people wouldn't and we would all have systems like yours. There is nothing my system can't do that urs can. We both will max out battlefield 3 running our monitor setup. I just rather save a ton of money to spend on things outside the computer.
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post #57 of 66
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Lol, to murderface, is that right. U must be confused as where do u think the 580 gets its roots from? Also most people actually want performance over price. U come here for knowledge or else people wouldn't and we would all have systems like yours. There is nothing my system can't do that urs can. We both will max out battlefield 3 running our monitor setup. I just rather save a ton of money to spend on things outside the computer.
the obvious point is a 480 is not better than a 580.

"U really gotta be a fool to go gtx580's" = U JELLY
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SLI is great right now due to its great scaling.

I love it for two reasons:

A) Great performance increase in 95% of games. Allows me to crank up each and every setting to the max.

B) Even if one card could max out a game, two make each card work less (with vsync on). Many people overlook this, but having 2 cards running at 40% fan speed 50C compared to one card running 90% fan speed 85C is much much more bearable.
Totally agree, esp. on B. I always game w/vsync on, and on most games my cards stay cool and quiet, running like 35-50% capacity, never dipping under 60fps, and barely breaking a sweat or ramping up the fans. Of course it means my rig is overkill for the game, but I do like that aspect of having a rig that's overkill.
    
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post #59 of 66
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Very happy with mine as well, Nothing can beat gtx480's in Sli in terms of cost/performance. U really gotta be a fool to go gtx580's....Mine overclocked beat stock 580's and I have a lot of money saved...
So u are saying I'm a fool to tri sli 580 3gb,I would like to see how your 480 oced would fair against my 580 3gb:gunner :
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post #60 of 66
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Some people go for performance over value...actually a very large portion of OCN do. 480's can't compete with 580's.
If you have $$$ to throw around, nothing wrong w/that. But the reality is that with a 580 you're spending like 50% more dough just to get 6.66% more shaders, which results in about 4% more performance, CFC, and a card that runs cooler/quieter.

It also has a slightly higher top clock due to the better efficiency, but it's not enough difference to change the max playable settings provided by the card.

Bottom-line, the 480 and 580 at their max OC's are going to provide an identical gameplay experience about 98% of the time, and a TINY difference the other 2%. Which, in my book, means that a GTX580 is a terrible value proposition given the current pricing structure.

Esp. if you're talking a single card, where the extra heat of the 480 is less problematic than it is in SLI.

Just my $.02, fwiw
    
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