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Hello, a mate has 2 580's that he is selling because he is getting 2 680's and he said I can have them for $300 each (the model is about $500 where I live). They have 2gb of vram and custom fans. I would have to sell my current card and maybe my Xbox 360 or ps3. Is the upgrade worth it?
    
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580's are either 1.5GB or 3GB VRAM. And yeah from a 6950 to 2 580's is pretty big upgrade but what are you playing that needs that kind of power?
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580's are either 1.5GB or 3GB VRAM. And yeah from a 6950 to 2 580's is pretty big upgrade but what are you playing that needs that kind of power?

I'm not going to buy both, only 1. And I'm writing for a blog so I will need a lot of power to run all games at highest.
    
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If I had to choose which 1 to sell for the consoles, defo the Xbox at this point of time

And yea, It's either 3Gb or 1.5Gb for the GTX 580. And I would just get 1. One of those cards are beast enough. 2 would be bottlenecked by ur X4.

And it is quite a good upgrade.
    
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Sell your current card + a console just to upgrade to a single 580? If so I would say it's a horrible upgrade. If it's for both 580's then yes it's worth it, the boost in GFX that you get with dual 580's is stupid fast compared to a single 6950. You can always upgrade to an x6 to loosen the bottleneck if it's too severe..

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Since it is one 580 i would say it's not worth it, you are giving up your current GPU + a console for 10-15 extra frames give or take..
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Sell your current card + a console just to upgrade to a single 580? If so I would say it's a horrible upgrade. If it's for both 580's then yes it's worth it, the boost in GFX that you get with dual 580's is stupid fast compared to a single 6950. You can always upgrade to an x6 to loosen the bottleneck if it's too severe..

How in the hell would I get $600 for a 6950 and a xbox 360 !? It obviously only 1 card, but he is chucking in some coolant for my WC (which I haunt set up because of a lack of it) and an extra fan.
    
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How in the hell would I get $600 for a 6950 and a xbox 360 !? It obviously only 1 card, but he is chucking in some coolant for my WC (which I haunt set up because of a lack of it) and an extra fan.

because you posted "a mate has 2 580's that he is selling because he is getting 2 680's and he said I can have them for $300h each"..... you never said if it was one or both that's why I asked..
    
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because you posted "a mate has 2 580's that he is selling because he is getting 2 680's and he said I can have them for $300h each"..... you never said if it was one or both that's why I asked..

Sorry, wasn't trying to sound rude.
    
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How in the hell would I get $600 for a 6950 and a xbox 360 !? It obviously only 1 card, but he is chucking in some coolant for my WC (which I haunt set up because of a lack of it) and an extra fan.

because you posted "a mate has 2 580's that he is selling because he is getting 2 680's and he said I can have them for $300h each"..... you never said if it was one or both that's why I asked..

Read the other posts?....
     
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Read the other posts?....

when I started to type the only post that was visible was the OP's, when I finished typing there were 5 posts, after I read those posts I edited mines wink.gif
    
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