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post #71 of 94
IF you want the best single GPU solution the extra cash is for a few reasons.

SLI/Crossfire, problems - No driver issues, heat issues with top card (which also lowers over clock possibilities), microstutter, where one card is only being used your not as powerful as one GTX 580.

Better over clocking percentage than any other card, the most performance than any other single GPU, no driver issues for me since January, handles all games for me maxed settings.

So, yes it's more money, but for all the reasons I just mentioned it was worth it for me over a lesser performer and lower over clocker like the 570 or 6970 and even though it's less performance than an SLI/Crossfire option I'm not dealing with those issues listed above one bit.

Also for those saying it's over priced - prices have dropped with sales on many models already. I've seen EVGA with MIR as low as $439 and PNY as low as $409. In another couple of months that arguement is moot.

It's a preference thing for most people and that will vary. I see you got one and you know what I'm talking about. Also when it comes time to upgrade, and if your ready to possibly deal with SLI/Crossfire issues two 580's beat any other SLI/Crossfire option out there other than two DUAL GPU's.

Edited to add: If you think about it if you add a second card or not:

480 = 6970 or 570
480 SLI = 6970 Crossfire or 570 SLI

I'm guessing in hindsight but I'm speculating: (We'll have to wait and see)

580 = 7970 or 670
580 SLI = 7970 Crossfire or 670 SLI

Lastly, it feels good on many posts when people have to compare two cards to one GTX 580. It speaks volumes for itself.
     
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The games that I've been wanting to play beg to differ, and even this single 580 can sometimes struggle. Crysis maxed with mods, GTA IV maxed with mods, Metro2033 (which still can't be maxed). I wouldn't be able to max those games without this card. I couldn't on my 470. And this 580 still dips into the 30's with those two games.
I hate people who write "Wrong." as a reply, it just seems so disrespectful. It makes whoever that says it sound like a know-it-all.

He or she doesn't even make it clear as to what he is referring to as "Wrong."

Strictly performance wise, what was written by RatJack is correct:

580>570
580<570 sli
580 sli > 570 sli


1) People will say 570 in SLI will blow 580 away
True, people do say that.
2)People will say one can OC the 570 to 580 speeds
True, people also say that and it's also possible.
3)580 can be overclocked way past what the 570 is even if it's OC'ed
True.

The last part of Ratjack's post, "if you have the money go for the best... if your tight on money consider the 570", is an opinion. How can you tell someone is "Wrong." when his statement was strictly an opinion. He's not even trying to state a fact.

Anyways, it's been said that a GTX 460 SLI setup is faster than a GTX 580. I had a GTX 460 SLI setup and still couldn't run Metro 2033 with everything maxed at 1920x1200. I struggled with Crysis as well. Also, SCII is pretty taxing on the CPU and GPU when playing custom map settings like Nexus wars. Battlefield 3's recommended GPU is a GTX 560. One can only assume what it would take to max the final revision of the game at max settings.
    
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Wow, the poll turned out A LOT closer than I was expecting
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If you can go for it. Price-to-performance ratio sucks, I stepped up from a GTX 570, I wanted a faster single card solution and something quieter (my GTX 570 was noisy) so I got the Lightning XE call it overkill but I am glad I switched. Runs super cool (64C @ load gaming) and is not audible when gaming over my case fans.
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For another $200? 570SLI FTW! You can max out settings on ANY game, bar none. And, if you find in a couple of years that it's not enough anymore, add a third! That's what is so great about the x70 series. 3-way sli! (Wish the x60's could do that)


SLI issues, microstuttering, driver conflicts, wth are people talking about? I"ve run SLI for many years now, haven't had any issues. Pop in da card, hook up da power, put on da bridge, and check in da box (sli enabled). That's all there is to it. Way easier now than it used to be!
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If you have the money and really want it then get it but if you feel like saving some money a 570 is still a fantastic card and performances well. Either way you are going to be happy.
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Let's see....

Do you wanna play this at max?


If so, den the answer to the thread question is yes. This thread will never end lol.
For me, the answer was obvious.
    
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Can you play at max with (1) 580? Just curious.
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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.
This requires more power, 580 is the single best GPU out their, by single I mean single GPU as one graphic card the most powerful, anywho! the gtx 570 should be enough for games at 1920x1080
unless you plan on doing multiple monitors / 3d vision and crazy resolutions other wise get the 570.
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