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How long do you think a GTX 580 will last? How about 2x 580's?

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if i get a GTX 580 (EVGA or asus probably) how long do you think it will last before i need a new card (when it will only do low settings at 1080p without getting choppy), and when that happens i might put another in SLI, how long for that? The games that ill be playing will be like, Battlefield games, the Crysis series, COD, Assassins creed, and possibly some other open world games (Fingers crossed for Just Cause 3).
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60 fps @ 1080? A very good long time. However with software progressivly getting worse and worse its not a sure bet. For low settings I say you will sooner be pushed out by a complication like devs forcing dx12 minimum.
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A long time.
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For low settings, I would imagine like 5-6 years.

As an example in 2005, the radeon x1900xtx was top of the line. It ran Fear at 1024x768 at 75fps. I would imagine it would still play newer games on low settings at that resolution just fine.
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post #5 of 9
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devs forcing dx12 minimum.
Oh, thats true, you think the SLI would burn me and be a waste when DX12 comes out? and btw i meant i want medium settings at least at around 30-45FPS, would i get this with one card until im forced to get a DX12 card?
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post #6 of 9
From my experience a high end card lasts about 2-3 years for high settings, 4-5 for medium-low, maybe even 6 if games don't start being DX 12 exclusive. For example BF3 won't run on DX9 cards anymore.
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Eh, you could always pick up another 580 down the road when they are substantially less expensive if you feel your rig is not capable of handling games.

I'd say after 3 years you'll still be able to play games at reasonable settings, but will also be clawing for an upgrade.
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post #8 of 9
This is such an irrelevant question for me because even though my 580's should provide playable framerates for 3-4 years, I don't see me lasting more than 6 months before I have to get something new! Probably about the time the GTX 680 non-reference cards start coming out....
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i wait 2 generations typically, my 9800gtx+ still kicked ass in sli. only reason i went 580's was they came out on my birthday!
    
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