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Originally Posted by Saizer View Post

2 590 > 2 580 > 590 thats the thing

i know but will it be significantly better? if i can get constant 60fps on sli 580 with that resolution then there'd be no pt with the 590..
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At that resolution I'd go for 2 GTX 580 3 GB. In certain games my card uses up to 1.3-1.5 GB at only 1080p.
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Why dont you go for msi 580 lightning xtremes?! Those are also 3gbs
     
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Why dont you go for msi 580 lightning xtremes?! Those are also 3gbs

Personally, I've had great experience with EVGA RMA and I've watched my friends have horrible times with MSI.
 
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Fans on the lighting models are weak, a wire from a friends case was sucked into it and broke the fan. Rma took 3 weeks from MSI
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post #16 of 21
$900 per card o.O? thats insane lol mine cost 750 each last month but id go for the 580's
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post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by villain View Post

At that resolution I'd go for 2 GTX 580 3 GB. In certain games my card uses up to 1.3-1.5 GB at only 1080p.

Developers have noted that incidences of large amounts of VRAM "usage" as reported by software like Afterburner are purely from allocation of large amounts of memory to the game. Not all of the allocated memory is utilized for rendering.

Highly doubt more than 1GB is being used at 1080P unless you're getting video memory leakage issues.

I would go with 3GB 580 SLI at resolutions beyond 1920.
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post #18 of 21
OC your 590 and it will come to within 10% or less of the performance of two 580s at higher clocks for hundreds less.

That is, of course, if you're getting 1.5GB 580s....otherwise, the only other time i'd pick SLI'd 580s would be if you picked the 3GB variants. A 590 can be safely OC'd a decent amount and is more than enough for any game at max settings, barring 2560x1600 in which you'll start to be VRAM limited past 2xMSAA (which at that res is even debatable).
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post #19 of 21
Nothing wrong with msi customer support I have dealt with them a couple of time. They always returned my calls when I left a message. I had to return 3 cards that I had found out later that my powersupply caused the damage. Not one time did it take three week and that was with shipping it cross country. But with that said I was also on the phone with them every couple of day checking on the status.

Msi cards are one of the best on the market. There stock heatsink are almost as good as any aftermarket one. As well they are almost silent.

Look into MSI
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1.5GB will work fine for 1440. If you will go triple screen later get the 3GB.
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