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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?
yep.
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If you are unsure of the 3 monitor setup in the future, don't want to SLI, and don't really want to mess around with settings too much, definitely grab the 590.
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How does the 590 compare to the 580 3gb in fps for games on a single 1080p monitor? I do have most of those high end games that I would like to try out such as crysis 2 and metro 2033.
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How does the 590 compare to the 580 3gb in fps for games on a single 1080p monitor? I do have most of those high end games that I would like to try out such as crysis 2 and metro 2033.
At 1080p you won't use over 1.5gb. The 580 3gb will also be slower because it is only 1 gpu where as the 590 is 2 combined.
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It will eat a 580, depending on scaling and game.
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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?
A 590 is going to be HUGELY faster w/one monitor vs. a GTX580 3GB. Added vram doesn't help your performance AT ALL unless you actually require it ... and I don't know of any game that requires >1.5GB of vram (which is what the 590 basically has in terms of capacity, because vram capacity isn't additive in multi-GPU setups) at 1920 resolution. There's probably not even many that would require more than 1.5GB even at 2560x1600 ... Crysis 2 with the texture pack/DX11 is probably the only one.

So basically what you're asking is: which is faster, 2 x 580's at 607MHz, or one 580 at 772MHz.

The answer there should be obvious. The only reason to get a GTX580 3GB is if you're going to get two or more of them, to run 'surround' resolutions, wherein the extra vram will come into play due to vram usage going up dramatically at 3-monitor resolutions.
    
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A 590 is going to be HUGELY faster w/one monitor vs. a GTX580 3GB. Added vram doesn't help your performance AT ALL unless you actually require it ... and I don't know of any game that requires >1.5GB of vram (which is what the 590 basically has in terms of capacity, because vram capacity isn't additive in multi-GPU setups) at 1920 resolution. There's probably not even many that would require more than 1.5GB even at 2560x1600 ... Crysis 2 with the texture pack/DX11 is probably the only one.

So basically what you're asking is: which is faster, 2 x 580's at 607MHz, or one 580 at 772MHz.

The answer there should be obvious. The only reason to get a GTX580 3GB is if you're going to get two or more of them, to run 'surround' resolutions, wherein the extra vram will come into play due to vram usage going up dramatically at 3-monitor resolutions.
^This.

Also, with the 280 beta drivers, Nvidia unlocked voltage tweaking again for the 590...most GTX 590s are around .913mV running between 607-630 Mhz, but a slight voltage bump to just .950-.963 will easily net you a 700-710mhz core clock w/ 1800 mhz memory without any sort of significant heat increase - not that you'll even need to OC with your setup, mind you.
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post #18 of 20
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So;
Gtx 590 > Single 580 3gb on a single 1080p monitor
Gtx 590 > Single 580 3gb on 3 1080p monitors

Correct?

Also what is this 1920x1200 monitors I've been seeing? Is it going to replace 1920x1080?
post #19 of 20
Single Monitor, Any Resolution = GTX 590.

Multiple Monitors, Any resolution = Two 3Gb GTX 580/2.5Gb GTX 570.

1920x1200 isn't going to replace 1080p, it's just another resolution based on a different aspect ratio.

Yes, a GTX 590 is capable of Surround with a single card, nVidia's only downside (requiring two cards on single-GPU boards). But 1.5Gb of VRAM will likely bottleneck with a triple-monitor setup. Grabbing a two cards with more VRAM is the better choice. This is one of the reasons AMD went with 2Gb on their higher-end cards by default, as they can run Eyefinity with one card, where memory is needed more then raw processing power that another card could offer in Crossfire.
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Go with the 590, seeing that you will be using 3 screens
    
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