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after doing a bit of research with the help of users here, i've decided instead of crossfiring my 6870, to go big with a 580.

but here's what im wondering. is the 3gb worth it? or is there another nvidia option i can go for that will have similar benchmarks with good vram?
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post #2 of 25
3gb! Go big man!
 
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GTX 580 3GB or something else?
the question is...

DO YOU WANT THE BEST? then yes
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post #4 of 25
Why not Crossfire to have better performance than the single GTX 580?
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post #5 of 25
A single 580 3GB and you are set for quite a while.
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Depends on the resolution
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post #7 of 25
i think the fastest is the new GTX580 Classified 3GB for about $600 on newegg......it uses a 6pin and two 8pin power connectors.......i don't even know how one would run three of them
    
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post #8 of 25
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im running everything at 1920x1080

i would love to crossfire, because it would be alot cheaper for me, but im not sure how much my 1gb vram would hold me back.

also, would my PSU run a single 3gb 580?
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post #9 of 25
Yeah PSU is more than enough for a Single.
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post #10 of 25
The 3gb will be a better option. With AA turned up and tessellation and high texture packs, Vram usage is getting to 1.5gb for some at that resolution.
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