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Hello, I am thinking about buying a new GPU, and the thing is what I should get (GTX590, GTX580SLI, or the GTX 580 3072MB AMP2)?, what would be the best, and will GTX 580 3072MB AMP2 in SLI be better than GTX590 Or GTX580SLI?.


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2xMSI GTX580 Lighting Extreme edition in SLI are the best.
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2xMSI GTX580 Lighting Extreme edition in SLI are the best.
Thx for your opinion, im going to wait and see what others think too
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post #4 of 11
If you are set on those as your selection, the above is pretty correct.

MSI Lightning extreme edition SLI > 580 3GB SLI > 580 SLI > 590. This is because of how they are able to overlock. Of course, they are always better with W/C'ing .

Although, if you are not using surround vision, then most of the 3GB vram will be wasted. For a single monitor, gtx580 SLI would save you money and offer great GPU power also.
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Originally Posted by xsf View Post
If you are set on those as your selection, the above is pretty correct.

MSI Lightning extreme edition SLI > 580 3GB SLI > 580 SLI > 590. This is because of how they are able to overlock. Of course, they are always better with W/C'ing .

Although, if you are not using surround vision, then most of the 3GB vram will be wasted. For a single monitor, gtx580 SLI would save you money and offer great GPU power also.
He asked for the best.

Yeah 1.5 Gb is the max Vram for 1080p.

OT:The Lightning is really cool.Only 65C furmark at 822MHz
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Originally Posted by pteek View Post
2xMSI GTX580 Lighting Extreme edition in SLI are the best.
I'd also go with his opinion.

Of course, for the best answers, you must say exactly what you are expecting to do with those vgas. Just gaming? How many monitors? Which res. would you be playing at?

If it's only 1 monitor and you simply want to futureproof your vgas, go with double reference 580's and save your money...
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What are you expecting to do with the cards? Is it just gaming? Are you rendering? How many monitors are you planning to use? I think it depends on your needs. For gaming I think a regular GTX 580 would be more than suffice. My brother has an overclocked 560 and it doubles my frames in almost all games with 2x GTX 260, so 580s would definitely be more than enough for games. If you plan to use multiple monitors and render and multitask a lot than follow everyone else's advice.
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Get 2 580 evga classified of 3GB =)
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Get 2 580 evga classified of 3GB =)
MSI GTX580 Lighting Extreme edition>580 evga classified of 3GB
Price difference is only 5$!
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post #10 of 11
If u want to burn money on 2 580 go ahead with that setup, i dont think theres any game that even requires a second 580 to run on max
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