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Hey all I recently took delivery of a MARS2 that turned out faulty so Ive sent it back and was thinking of going for a 590 sli setup.So I guess Id like to here from anyone running this setup and how it performs not only benchmarks but actual gaming performance I appreciate any feedback thanks.
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Wow, that sucks man, sorry to hear that about the Mars2. Yes there is someone on here with Dual 590's. Trying to remember his name... i'll edit post when i remember.

Hmm there's quite a few if you look in the 590 owners thread which has some benchies for you to look at for comparison:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9749...ners-club.html
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Ragingcain was running 2 watercooled I believe and scored 18-19,000 3d mark 2011. This is over clocked thou I believe.
Check this out for some info. http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...90-sli-review/
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I would never even consider quad-SLI 590's, personally.

That setup would mean you'd have 4 GTX580 gpu's (albeit underclocked), paired with an effective total memory capacity of ONE GTX580 (1.5GB).

Basically that's a ludicrous amount of GPU power to have vs. the memory amount. By the time you reach IQ settings high enough to really challenge the first 590 (i.e. high resolutions and AA levels) you're going to be crippled due to memory capacity. IOW I doubt that the 2nd 590 is going to significantly increase your 'maximum playable settings' in any game out there ... yet it costs a ton of money.

I mean ... you'll get some phenomenal 3dMark scores, but I believe you'd find that your gameplay experience is probably not going to be enhanced to any significant degree from teh 2nd card.

A Tri-SLI 580 3GB setup would be similarly priced, and FAR more powerful at high resolutions ... and high resolution (i.e. surround) is the only reason to consider anything like these setups we're talking about.

So that's what I'd be looking at, assuming you actually need this level of power.
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brett didn't point out that the reason a tril-SLI 580 setup would be better is because the 3GB of memory on the 590 is split in half for each 580 core. Meaning 1.5GB per core.

VRAM doesn't work in addition. 3GB GTX 590 x 2 doesn't mean 6GB usable VRAM, you still only get 1.5GB per core.

Thus, two, or even three GTX 580 3GB's (3GB per core) would be a much better option.
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I don't think your 1000w PSU would be happy feeding 4 GF110s.

Also scaling with 4 GPUs is not that great and you will be essentially wasting money.

Get three 3GB 580s or just see if ASUS can repair your MARS II.
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Just go with SLi GTX 580's, trust me, you will never go back.
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Looks like it's time for a 3d or ultra high res monitor instead. Then just get the flagship card of the next series.
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