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The 590 is a great card if you don't have the ability to run sli. I wouldn't recommend thinking about getting a second one down the road as most 590sli experiences I have read is less the positive considering the price of the cards. If you wanted to stick with a dual gpu setup and in the future go quad i would get the 6990 since I have heard a lot less issues from their camp. The 590 is getting some of its voltage regulation back and may be allowed to overclock again soon, if that all works out its still a great card and nvidia just needs to work on quad sli support in their drivers. I think a single 590 will last you quite awhile on a normal resolution, if your looking for surround or a 30'' ips you may need a second one, but if your dumping large sums of money on tech you can always just get the next best thing when it comes out.
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personally I'm waiting for kepler or southern islands before I upgrade my cards
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Why are you people still recommending GTX 580s?!

1.) They are 10-15% more powerful than GTX 480 and cost 75% more.
2.) They are 5-10% more powerful than HD 6950s unlocked, and cost 100% more.

The "best" is NOT always the best idea.

As for the GTX 590, it's a rotten deal.

You're paying 350-400$ for each GF100 core (you can find GTX 580s for 400$ on eBay).

You could be paying 250-300$ for a GTX 480 and overclock just as high.

And if you don't like noise, the Zalman cooler for the GTX 480 is around 30$.
Edited by Track - 7/30/11 at 4:53am
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Why are you people still recommending GTX 580s?!

1.) They are 10-15% more powerful than GTX 480 and cost 75% more.
2.) They are 5-10% more powerful than HD 6950s unlocked, and cost 100% more.

The "best" is NOT always the best idea.

As for the GTX 590, it's a rotten deal.

You're paying 350-400$ for each GF100 core (you can find GTX 580s for 400$ on eBay).

You could be paying 250-300$ for a GTX 480 and overclock just as high.

And if you don't like noise, the Zalman cooler for the GTX 480 is around 30$.
This. And you must remember that the new cards are just right around the corner. I would wait it out. That 500$ could go a long way in the future..
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I was in the same boat as you. I don't buy GPU very often, usually every few years. My last card was purchased at the las vegas Frys two years ago. Landed there and on the way to the strip saw that, had the urge to go in haha. Picked it up, and it's been serving me well since.

I know the new architecture is almost around (Q1 2012 release for ATi and who knows when for nvidia?) but then again there's always something better coming out. I just wanted to get something that would let me play BF3 and the old republic. If you wait, you'll always be playing the waiting game.

You wait for a card to come out, don't get it right away because you wana see benchies of it compared to the previous generation. Wait for all the issues to be fixed with the initial shipment. Now you're ready to buy...and guess what another architecture is in the works. Keep waiting if ya want, I prefer to enjoy so I picked up a 580. I'll prolly upgrade again in 2 - 3 years time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
Why are you people still recommending GTX 580s?!

1.) They are 10-15% more powerful than GTX 480 and cost 75% more.
2.) They are 5-10% more powerful than HD 6950s unlocked, and cost 100% more.

The "best" is NOT always the best idea.

As for the GTX 590, it's a rotten deal.

You're paying 350-400$ for each GF100 core (you can find GTX 580s for 400$ on eBay).

You could be paying 250-300$ for a GTX 480 and overclock just as high.

And if you don't like noise, the Zalman cooler for the GTX 480 is around 30$.
This. +1.

The 580 1.5Gb and 590 are not good choices IMHO. Overpriced, not enough VRAM.

Also, AMD offering are alot better for the same price. 3X6950 unlock, or 6990+6970 Tri-Fire, will both beat 580 SLI easily, and for around the same price.

And AMD 7xxx serie is just around the corner...
    
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personally i thought the 570 was a good deal although this was a little while ago so there might be a few better deals out there now
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