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I was going to start fresh so the price difference is 130 bucks now...
well if so get 2 3gb for the overkill lol
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I was going to start fresh so the price difference is 130 bucks now...
Hey! I see you got the Thunderbolt card, I got it too but got some problems. Does your card stop working? Like I gotta restart Audio Service sometimes getting a bit annoying. And I'm using Headset so I plug the cable in the back, but the Mic doesnt work..
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I've just read in the lastest CustomPC that crossfire and sli arn't as good as having a single card in some games. you'll get less FPS and possiblity of microstuttering i'm not sure if this is true because i don't do either so might be a good idea to look into it. Something about the software not being up to the job if i remember correctly.
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Definitely sli but you'll need another 1.5gb card to go with the one you have. I love my 580's!
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Hey! I see you got the Thunderbolt card, I got it too but got some problems. Does your card stop working? Like I gotta restart Audio Service sometimes getting a bit annoying. And I'm using Headset so I plug the cable in the back, but the Mic doesnt work..
there is a beta driver out that fixes this... let me know if you need it..
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I've just read in the lastest CustomPC that crossfire and sli arn't as good as having a single card in some games. you'll get less FPS and possiblity of microstuttering i'm not sure if this is true because i don't do either so might be a good idea to look into it. Something about the software not being up to the job if i remember correctly.
I recently went SLI and I've never played a game that I get less FPS with SLI than I did with a single card. I have heard of people having a micro stutter issue, but I've not experienced that, I'm not sure what the cause/fix for that is.
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there is a beta driver out that fixes this... let me know if you need it..
I would love to get it! Really need it
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I would love to get it! Really need it
http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showth...-beta-drivers-
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I've just read in the lastest CustomPC that crossfire and sli arn't as good as having a single card in some games. you'll get less FPS and possiblity of microstuttering i'm not sure if this is true because i don't do either so might be a good idea to look into it. Something about the software not being up to the job if i remember correctly.
Thats mostly wrong.

Games that are old enough too not know how too use SLI, generally you dont need much power too run them anyway because they are old. You can simply run 1 card for those games.

I get around a 40% increase in FPS in almost ALL of my games.

In older games, I can use my secondary card as dedicated anti aliasing, so I play my old games with 64x AA


There are some games that do not support it very well but these ones just need too be patched, I believe witcher 2 didnt have very good sli support at the beginning but now it does.

If someone has a bucketload of cash in their pocket, and are planning on buying a whole new setup or something, single card is the way too go (unless they have LOTS of cash and can AFFORD gtx 580s. Im meaning, for example - if your buying a new rig and are looking at either gtx 560 sli or gtx 580, get a gtx 580, do not get two gtx 560s. If you can AFFORD 2x gtx 580s though, then do it.). But SLI is awesome because you can just decide 3 months down the track, "MOAR POWA!" then buy another video card and see a 30-40% increase in framerate for most of your games. But I would say this is mostly for the cheaper cards, EG. the GTX 560's.

Ill admit that I sold my gtx 560 ti and bought a pair of gtx 570s for sli at the same time, I could have gotten a gtx 590 but I didnt want too have the possibility too sli it (because it would be too tempting and I hate too think of the silly excuse I would give myself too justify it) and the 570s were slightly faster. But IMO going with a PAIR of gtx 580s at once is a very good choice, where I would recommend against buying two gtx 560s at once if you get what I mean.

For microstuttering, I havnt noticed it. I get butter smooth gameplay in all my games.

EDIT: Oh yeah, go for the 3gb versions dude.
Edited by jacobrjett - 8/6/11 at 3:21pm
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You my friend, deserve a +1 Thanks!
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