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If there’s one thing we all agree on here at Vortez it’s that above all else, performance matters. Regardless of whether it is a motherboard, a graphics card or a set of headphones, nobody can deny that no matter how pretty it is, how cheap it maybe, if it does not perform then it will be frowned upon. Most people will be aware that ZOTAC AMP! Edition cards are synonymous with performance so when the very kind people from over the pond offered to send us not one, but two of their GTX580 AMP2! Editions to analyse, you could say we were a little excited.


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Nice performance but don't seem worth it compared to a 6990 (or 2 6970s) when you think about the cost.
    
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It irritates me that still, reviews don't have eyefinity based resolution benchmarks.
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At least the cards have VRM cooling.
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Wow, now those are some nice looking cards....would like to see it placed head to head against the Lightning Extreme 3gb.
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At least the cards have VRM cooling.
The VRM cooling that comes with the VF3000 is among the best non-custom solutions I've seen. I wasn't too impressed with the main heatsink though.
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Soo.... should I get three of these, or 3 of of the EVGA 3GB GTX580?

Would it even fit in this motherboard?

Actually, based on the size, it looks like I'll have to get two rather than three. Luls.
 
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Soo.... should I get three of these, or 3 of of the EVGA 3GB GTX580?

Would it even fit in this motherboard?

Actually, based on the size, it looks like I'll have to get two rather than three. Luls.
If you're using a C2D, I wouldn't get anything until you upgrade the rest of your system.

also I would say that for the money 6990 + 6970 trifire will probably net you similar performance and cost 500 less.
    
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Wow, now those are some nice looking cards....would like to see it placed head to head against the Lightning Extreme 3gb.

They did if you look at the benchmarks and the lightning was only ahead by 1 to 2 frames per second at its stock clock. I dont game above 1080p so my sli 1.5gb lightnings are perfect for me
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They did if you look at the benchmarks and the lightning was only ahead by 1 to 2 frames per second at its stock clock. I dont game above 1080p so my sli 1.5gb lightnings are perfect for me
Your are what you call overkill for 1080p.
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