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I can only get one; GTX 580 3gb or GTX 590

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Which should I get? I can only get one and I don't want to sli 580s or sli 590s (have two cards in my system). I am running only 1 1080p monitor, and I might do 3 in the future.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 - 3GB
Interface PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core Clock 797 MHz
Shader Clock 1594 MHz
Memory Clock 4050 MHz (2 x 2025)
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 384-bit
DirectX 11
OpenGL 4.1
Port 2 x DVI, 1 x HDMI , 1 x DisplayPort (Actual ports may vary)
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 750 Watt
Power Connector 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 8 pin

OR

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 - 3GB
Interface Dual PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core Clock 607 MHz x 2
Shader Clock 1214 MHz
Memory Clock 3414 MHz
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 2 x 384-bit
DirectX 11
OpenGL 4.1
Port 3 x DVI, 1 x Mini DisplayPort (Actual ports may vary)
Max Resolution 2560 x 1600
Minimum Power Supply Requirement 850 Watt
Power Connector 2 x 8 pin
post #2 of 20
hmmm since you might go with 3 monitors get the 590 thats the only way you can have 3 monitors without buying 2 580's

Edit: maybe get 2 2.5gb 570's?
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580 wont do three screens. 2 screens a core on Nvidia at the min.
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post #4 of 20
for 1080p, you dont need 3 Gb, so GTX 590 in that case.

with one GTX 580, you cannot do a 3 monitor setup without doing SLI (wich you dont want to) so GTX 590 in that case.

GTX 590
post #5 of 20
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I'm not even sure if I want to do 3 monitors, so on just a single monitor, what do you recommend?
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GTX 580 3Gb if you have ANY thoughts of Surround later on. When you grab the extra monitors, snag another GTX 580 while your at it.

For a single monitor, GTX 590, if you need the power.
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I'm not even sure if I want to do 3 monitors, so on just a single monitor, what do you recommend?
on one monitor you could do with 1 regular 580.

Out of those the 590 would be best.
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GTX590. Its a very good card but not OC friendly.
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I'm not much of a big OCer. So, for a single 1080p monitor, the 590 would be better than a single 580 3gb?
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Yes. For 1080p, 1.5Gb of frame buffer should be enough. And even if it doesn't overclock as well, two under-clocked GTX 580 cores are still worlds faster then one.
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