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Hello, I am thinking of either get a GTX580 and add another one later,
or a GTX590. I will be upgrading from my HD5970 CFX with HD5850.
Anyways would this be a good upgrade, even if i could sell my HD5970 and the HD5850, or should i play the waiting game untill next generation GPUs get out?

Well thx for the help guys!
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post #2 of 17
It depends on how long you're willing to wait really, GTX 580 sli's eventually would be my ideal choice, but if you feel you need it rather now than later, then yeah, don't wait, get the 580 and then another 580 when you can. It'll be more powerful than the 590 and also, e-peen with things like that are affecting the gravity on this planet.
    
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They are pretty sweet cards.....I'm informed the GTX590 is just as good as two 580's so if you can afford it go for a 590. You could always add another 590 ( you probably will be unable to find a reason to atm) . lol
    
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Originally Posted by GuernseyClocker View Post
They are pretty sweet cards.....I'm informed the GTX590 is just as good as two 580's so if you can afford it go for a 590. You could always add another 590 ( you probably will be unable to find a reason to atm) . lol
a 590 is a single card with 2 580 GPUs on the PCB but actually 2 580's in sli outperform the single 590.

A 580 is ALOT of power for now and can even run BF3 on ultra settings with MSAA turned off and still get 60 fps constantly with no dropping.

I would do a 580 and then later on do an SLI setup.
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post #5 of 17
Man just take GTX590 and you will be fine and you will have less power than 2 gtx 580
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post #6 of 17
IMO, stick with what you have for now, unless it is giving you significant problems. 5970+5850 Tri-fire is no small amount of GPU power, I would guess you would be beating 580 SLI or a 590 with your current setup, the only drawback is no DX11.

If you must have DX11, the 590 is more than enough power and cheaper than most 580 SLI setups at around ~$700 vice ~$850+ depending on models.
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As my former CEO says "Don't give in to hardware lust." lol
post #8 of 17
5xxx's support dx11. I'd hold onto what you have until the next series of GPU's come out. It's not really an upgrade(more of a side step) going from tri-fire to 580's atm(and definitely not worth the cost)
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by dustins View Post
5xxx's support dx11. I'd hold onto what you have until the next series of GPU's come out. It's not really an upgrade(more of a side step) going from tri-fire to 580's atm(and definitely not worth the cost)
Oh yeah, I forgot they do. I haven't looked at them much since I got rid of my 5870CF. In that case, definitely keep what he has for now.
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590GTX or 570 GTX SLI
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