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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by Slash21 View Post
So looks like a GTX580 3GB will do the job fine? Or is the GTX 590 a better bang for the buck?

It's slightly more expensive than GTX580 3GB.
You're looking at the tradeoff of more GPU power or more graphical goodies (AA is the worst offender). Only you can make that choice, if you're satisfied with running slightly higher settings at a lower frame rate then the 580 is a good choice, plus SLI is possible later. On the other hand the 590 will run most everything with maybe AA turned down and no DOF.
post #12 of 34
The 580 will be fine as long as AA/AF is turned down a bit.

Remember, SLI later on will blow 590's out of the water.
post #13 of 34
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Hello All,

I need some help, and am getting a new gaming rig.

I have a 2650x1440 27" Apple monitor. I'm wondering, if I should go with a GTX580 1.5GB, or GTX590 3GB.

The GTX 590 is a little over budget, and was wondering if a single GTX580 will suffice to play the latest games like Battlefield 3. It's a large monitor and I wasn't aware before buying, that a more powerful GPU is needed.

Will GTX580 play BF3 smoothly, or acceptably OK? I do not intend to go SLI just yet now, but maybe later in the future.

Does anyone also know, if a mini display port female to display port cable will work perfectly with the Apple monitor in full resolution? I would hate to use an Atlona DP400 (using DVI instead), as it adds much more cost to my setup.

Thanks in advance.
I would still ask you to go with evga gtx590 classified.
Its almost 2 times more powerful than a gtx580 3gb and the price difference is not much.
Gtx590 is more future proof,so go with gtx590.
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I would still ask you to go with evga gtx590 classified.
Its almost 2 times more powerful than a gtx580 3gb and the price difference is not much.
Gtx590 is more future proof,so go with gtx590.
"Future proof" is a fools errand. And in this case, the 590 may outperform a single 580 but you can SLI the 580 as well. Also, the model with more Vram would be more future proof, wouldn't it?
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"Future proof" is a fools errand. And in this case, the 590 may outperform a single 580 but you can SLI the 580 as well. Also, the model with more Vram would be more future proof, wouldn't it?
You can also sli a gtx590,don't forget that.
2x gtx590 can destroy any game even at max setting and at an extreme high resolution.
Gtx590 is the better deal.
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post #16 of 34
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You can also sli a gtx590,don't forget that.
2x gtx590 can destroy any game even at max setting and at an extreme high resolution.
Gtx590 is the better deal.
Yes, and you can quad-sli 580's as well but quad-sli has a ton of difficulties. All the GPU horsepower in the world won't save you from resolutions like 4800x2560/7680x1600 which takes quad-sli 3GB cards to the max (check on Vega's sub-zero machine). The point is, you can't say the 590 is better just because you like it, take a realistic look at what the OP wants to achieve and the budget he has in mind. 590 was over his price in the initial post, so we suggested CF 6950's which would outperform the one 580.
post #17 of 34
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Yes, and you can quad-sli 580's as well but quad-sli has a ton of difficulties. All the GPU horsepower in the world won't save you from resolutions like 4800x2560/7680x1600 which takes quad-sli 3GB cards to the max (check on Vega's sub-zero machine). The point is, you can't say the 590 is better just because you like it, take a realistic look at what the OP wants to achieve and the budget he has in mind. 590 was over his price in the initial post, so we suggested CF 6950's which would outperform the one 580.
I like the gtx580 more but still I would suggest to go with gtx590,its a better card in my opinion.
My thoughts can obviously vary with others.
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post #18 of 34
Your future proofing your system for your needs with the 3gb 580 mate.
post #19 of 34
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I like the gtx580 more but still I would suggest to go with gtx590,its a better card in my opinion.
My thoughts can obviously vary with others.
Yep, don't get me wrong, 590 is a good card for sure. Its the only "top of the line" card I haven't personally tried right now, although if I can catch one of the $420 newegg open box specials that might change

Since he stated it was a little out of his budget we were trying for alternatives, but he seems set on Nvidia so its stuck between the 580 and 590.
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Thanks for all the feedback.

Isn't the GTX590 a dual gpu card with 1.5GB VRAM for each GPU?

Will that limit VRAM use, since I'm running 2560x1440?

Looks like another alternative will be 6950 2GB crossfire. Can't afford GTX580 SLI.
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