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I would like to hear yalls opinion on this question. Should I get

2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127589

or

1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130693

I am going to be playing BF3 at 2560x1440

I might be able to add one more 590 later on but 1200$ is my budget for now.
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Quote:
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Get that one
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My vote goes to 2 x GTX 580.

Runs less hot.
 
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You've got my vote for the Lightning Xtreme card, such a beast!

<3 it.
 
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Although the 590 has better specs the 580 destroys it in most benchmarks. IDK why, maybe it doesn't know what to do with all those CUDA cores or something. But the 580 does better in most real world tests and is less expensive. Plus the fact that is so widely used means that the number of support and help articles will be larger.
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post #6 of 11
580's fer days. 3GB Vram >>>> 1.5GB Vram, at your resolution anyway.
Edited by oceanlyner - 10/15/11 at 5:51pm
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To be honest if you want to save a lot of money just get another gtx480 for around $230. I have overclocked SLI gtx480's at that resolution and it blows through everything. If you feel that the Vram is becoming an issue just sell both and get the lightning.
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Quote:
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To be honest if you want to save a lot of money just get another gtx480 for around $230. I have overclocked SLI gtx480's at that resolution and it blows through everything. If you feel that the Vram is becoming an issue just sell both and get the lightning.
Or.. He could just save himself the trouble of finding, buying and seeing if it's enough, then if it's not he has to find a buyer and then sell that and THEN buy the Lightning.

Just saying..
 
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So at my res the 3gig will be that much of a difference? worth spending another 200$ for both cards. I was thinking about about adding another 480, but I really want to sell the one I have with a ek block, and go air from here on out.
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+1 on the Lightning Xtreme. I am gonna add a second one depending on how BF3 plays on my computer.

3GB will be extremely helpful at your res.
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