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3 monitor surround gaming at 5760x1980 needs serious graphics HP. Especially if I eventually upgrade to 3x 3D LCD monitors!
Oh yeah, I know if you're going for THAT setup, then I suppose four could perhaps be necessary.... but I still think that two is sufficient. Of course, this is I think, and it's not my machine!

Maybe I feel this way because I got all my components via ShellShocker and Craigslist.... Hehe. Have fun with this thing!
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Go big or go home right?? That is a super sick build and I look forward to seeing pics!
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Two 580s is not enough for high-FPS gaming at 5760 x 1080. That said, I'm not convinced of the utility of four. Quad-SLI scaling seems to be poor, either because Nvidia haven't optimized it or because no modern CPU can keep up.

I've been happy using three to run most games in 2D at 90+ FPS and in 3D at 45-60 FPS at max settings. There are of course the usual inefficient exceptions which I just play maxed out on a single monitor in 3D (Metro 2033) or on three monitors at more moderate settings (Crysis 2).
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Please tell me the 580s you bought are 3GB cards, if there not than you just wasn't a lot of money.

I see you got the standerd cards, bad move.
Edited by driftingforlife - 8/8/11 at 9:19pm
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Wait for winter and benchmark for days.. I would tweak till I dropped. That 990x with 24gb ddr2000 will haul the mail. 5-6ghz?
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Please tell me the 580s you bought are 3GB cards, if there not than you just wasn't a lot of money.

I see you got the standerd cards, bad move.
Not really.. the 1.5GB cards OC better and have lower latency memory and 99% games currently use less than 1GB vram. Pretty much only multi screen with max AA uses more than 1.5GB and then thats for what?? 1 or 2 titles?? Not worth it if I can get more speed and better benchies from 1.5GB cards. Crysis 2 DX11 ultra fits just fine in 1.5GB vram and most newer games have dynamic texture loading based on the cards available vram anyway.

When I need more than 1.5GB Ill upgrade to NV 6x or 7x in a year or 2.
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Two 580s is not enough for high-FPS gaming at 5760 x 1080. That said, I'm not convinced of the utility of four. Quad-SLI scaling seems to be poor, either because Nvidia haven't optimized it or because no modern CPU can keep up.

I've been happy using three to run most games in 2D at 90+ FPS and in 3D at 45-60 FPS at max settings. There are of course the usual inefficient exceptions which I just play maxed out on a single monitor in 3D (Metro 2033) or on three monitors at more moderate settings (Crysis 2).
Everything Im playing scales pretty well for me. I came from a quad 5870 xfire setup so have enough experience to know what scales well and what doesnt.
I know there are exceptions out there but they're not games I play.
The new Quad 580 leaves my quad 5870 for dead in newer titles!
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Wow! What a cave in, have fun mate!
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lol i wish i could afford just 1 more GTX580, let alone 4 of them
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I hate being dirt poor. Now i know my system truly is garbage and now i feel like crap
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