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Got my GTX 580 :-)

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Well I got my GTX 580 installed today. This is coming from a 6950 2GB. Well on BF3 I can now play at:

1920x1200
All HIGH
SSAO
HIGH Post AA
No Deferred AA
16xAF
Vsync

I can play any map indoor or outdoor and my frames never move from 60 :-) its solid. Even with lots of stuff going on it never moves. I tried Ultra and then it would go up and down from 50-60. But I really didn't see a difference in quality so I just went with HIGH. I also tried HHAO and 2x differed Aa and then again it would start to dip between 50-60. After playing for an hour my load temp was 62, not bad. The card is not quiet on load, but it is not loud either. I was expecting it to be worse than it was. With the speakers on I didn't notice it really. Someone said it was like a flowing river, that is pretty much what it is like. And mine has no buzzing noise either. And this is with the first set of drivers that Nvidia have released, so I am sure it will only get better. Very pleased :-) Not at the price of course :-( But you want the best you have to pay for it I guess :-)
post #2 of 19
Now take it out of your system and pop it in a box and package it well and send it to me and I'll 'test' it further

Congratz on the new card!!!
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Congratz! Good on you could you tell me a little bit more on the noise of this card and the heat levels. I was thinking to get two in SLi
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man im jelly. the gtx 580 bleeds from the eyes at the resolution i game at, 1600p. anyone want to buy my monitor? lolz...
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Time to SLi it! Congrats

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Congrats, probably Nvidia is the way it was meant to be played.
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post #7 of 19
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At idle it pretty much dead quiet. Which is great and its idling at about 42 right now. At loud it got to 62 and again, it was not loud by any means. Turn the water on at your facet and run it a bit, that is what it is like. Very manageable. I may not even get a 3rd party cooler like I was planning. While gaming you wouldn't even hear it with the speakers on. I had to lean over and put my ear close to my case to hear it...
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This is making me want to get one even more lol. I have been looking at either the msi lightning version or the evga .
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I went with the Evga for warranty and support. No one is better for that then Evga.
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I went with the Evga for warranty and support. No one is better for that then Evga.
+1 on this! I got a EVGA GTX570... Have been thinking about upping my system to the 580 when I get my 2600K SB rig going, but I think I'll try my hand at OC'ing the 570 to see what it's like before spending the $$ on the 580.
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