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is the GTX 580 REALLLLLY worth it?

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post #1 of 94
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Kinda conflicted at the moment. I've finally moved up to #0 on my step up to a 580 but I don't know if I should spent 190 to get it. I've got a GTX 570 HD that won't overclock (it's just an unlucky card I guess, stock VID of 1025mv). I can't get 860 stable without the full 1100mv any higher results in a driver crash. Originally I wanted to play BF3 at max settings, so I figured i'd upgrade to a 580 but is it truly worth it? Do you personally believe that 200$ will justify a however much of a performance increase I would get over a 580?

Also, I've probably asked this before but now it's do or die, and i'm still unsure as to what I should do.
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post #2 of 94
If you've got the $$$, then you have the obligation to do so.

Not really, but still if you want it, then get it.
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post #3 of 94
i wish i gotta 580
   
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post #4 of 94
I'd say it's worth it. I love mine.
     
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post #5 of 94
Yes... /thread
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post #6 of 94
A better alternative is to SLI the 570s

But the 580 is a pretty beast card and you have many options to choose if your budget allows.
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post #7 of 94
It's really up to you. If you have the money and want a slight performance increase then go for it. Like all premium hardware...you have to pay more despite the ugly performance/cost ratio. It's obvious that you should hold back if you don't have the money...unless you're looking to put yourself in debt. For me...I had the money to finally buy some premium video cards (first time) since I'm always looking to buy the best performance/cost ratio card from Nvidia. This time I wanted the best...so I got the best from a manufacturer that has served me well.
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post #8 of 94
I love all of mine best grafx cards I have bought beast over clockers too
Edit: I heard that the new evga ones don't come with a heat spreader on the gpu
Edited by nvidiagreencamp - 10/20/11 at 7:11pm
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post #9 of 94
SLL'ing the 570 will give you more power than a single 580 and more physx power than your 260 - all for less money.

I've never experienced microstutter with any sli setup, but I did drop back to a single gpu (easier to futz with when watercooled)
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post #10 of 94
You'll also have the option of going triple displays if you SLI, so that is something to consider as well.
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