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ohh thank you biggrin.gif

but anyways i think with every generation they make them more efficient
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I know you guys got a little off topic but I'm just about to head out to grab this video card. Just wanted to make sure its compatible. Does the memory of the card, 1280 or 3000, matter in SLI? Do I need two 1280 cards? Can the two cards I link a few posts back work together in SLI properly?
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if u use a 580 of 1,5gb and anotherone of 3gb it will work but u will have only 1,5gb if u want to take advantage of the memory u need them to have the same amount of memory
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Actually he said that it wasnt the twin frozer. This is the exact card he said it was.

http://msi.com/product/vga/N570GTX-M2D12D5-OC.html

And this is my current EVGA GTX 570

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130613

Is that MSI card even good? most people get the twin frozer. Its just such a good deal hes offering. 260$ basically brand new, he got it as a gift
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In addition to that, even two 3GB cards will only have a total of 3GB because the same data gets put into both cards to result in faster processing.
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Actually he said that it wasnt the twin frozer. This is the exact card he said it was.

http://msi.com/product/vga/N570GTX-M2D12D5-OC.html

And this is my current EVGA GTX 570

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16814130613

Is that MSI card even good? most people get the twin frozer. Its just such a good deal hes offering. 260$ basically brand new, he got it as a gift
They're both about as good as each other. However, the cards have different clock speeds, so they will need to be matched by using something like MSI's Afterburner.
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post #17 of 25
thats right



and i prefer my self the twin frozr iii... best cooling
post #18 of 25
Doh I meant kelper, not Fermi.

But ya the trend is more efficiency.
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They're both about as good as each other. However, the cards have different clock speeds, so they will need to be matched by using something like MSI's Afterburner.
Why don't I see that MSI one that hes selling even on new egg? I never see people buying it either. Everyone goes for the twin frozers. Is it like that same just the cooling is different?

EDIT: Deactivated. This item is currently out of stock and it may or may not be restocked.

On Newegg. 51% good reviews, 26% bad reviews. Lots of people had this card die on them and artifact... Uh oh. Maybe I'm not going to get it.
Edited by hahysera - 10/24/11 at 9:31am
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Why don't I see that MSI one that hes selling even on new egg? I never see people buying it either. Everyone goes for the twin frozers. Is it like that same just the cooling is different?
The Twin Frozr II and III cards are just better due to the hardware on the PCB as well as the cooler.

The MSI card is currently deactivated:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127568
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