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Hey all was just wondering what sort of performance differences there would be between a GTX590 and a GTX580 3GB?
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The GTX 590 is essentially 2 crippled 580 1.5GBs. The 590 should always be much faster than a single 580 3GB but 2 580 3GB in SLi will destroy the 590 at 2560x1600 and higher. In fact, 2 HD 6970s will destroy the 590 at that resolution.
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Gtx 590 is 2x580 Gpu's placed on a single pcb . So its superior in terms of performance .
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For your resolution go with 6990 if u want a single card solution.

EDIT: I thought u were 1440p like me O_o. U don't need 590, 6990 or 580 3gb. Just get a single 580 1.5 and it'll max pretty much all of the games out there. Anything over that is a waste of money unless u go eyeinfinity or higher res
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Im just doing some research for a friend that wants to upgrade I already have a GTX590.My friend wants to know what the best single card would be for around $600.
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Im just doing some research for a friend that wants to upgrade I already have a GTX590.My friend wants to know what the best single card would be for around $600.
Can u get a 590 for 600buxs in WA? Nice . The best single card right now is 6990 hands down. But if ur friend has a 1080p screen, anything above 580(1.5gb) is a waste.
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there is a huge differecce between gtx580 and 590, because 590 has two cores each has 1.5 GB and with 1000 CUDA cores
    
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The best single card right now is 6990 hands down.
You're likely to catch some flak for that comment.
 
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For $600 HD 6950s in CFX are easily the best choice.
    
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You're likely to catch some flak for that comment.
Yeah, you'll probably catch flak for the opposite of that comment as well. Who cares? both cards are good performers.
    
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