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Nice smile.gif

Added you to the list.

Any issues with it?

Also believe it or not yours is the 1st 580 of the club. Lol smile.gif

That's actually VERY surprising. I absolutely loved my 580. I actually still miss it in some ways, and it did a phenominal job at 2560x1600, just not as good as the 7970 does obviously, lol.
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That's actually VERY surprising. I absolutely loved my 580. I actually still miss it in some ways, and it did a phenominal job at 2560x1600, just not as good as the 7970 does obviously, lol.

yeah a few weeks back someone asked if 580 was bad for 1440p gaming since there was noone with a 580 in the club yet, but it was just pure luck. We have few 560s about 8 of them, but have 1 570, 1 580 and 1 590 at the moment.

 

Interesting feedback if you ask me.

 

Kinda tells me that 1440p is mostly used by enthusiasts so far, and enthusiasts usually purchase the latest technology.

 

The average of 7xxx Ati GPUs and 6xx Nvidia GPUs are very very high.

 

In other words

out of 69 Nvidia cards 45 of them are the 6xx series (65%)

out of 39 Ati cards 24 of them are tne 7xxx series. (62%)

 

Perhaps going for a 1440p monitor was just another excuse to upgrade to the latest GPU too :)

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Nice smile.gif

Added you to the list.

Any issues with it?

Also believe it or not yours is the 1st 580 of the club. Lol smile.gif

I like setting new trends. tongue.gif

One minor issue so far (only hooked it up about 18 hours ago) is that I couldn't get the monitor to turn on at first. After wiggling the plug (not the power brick, the actual plug) I managed to get it to burst into life.

It would intermittently turn on and off if I knocked the plug though.

The issue is the European plug comes with an adapter, the adapter is quite cheap and I really had to use some force to even get the two prong European plug to go into the adapter. After getting annoyed with it, I replaced it with a UK kettle lead and plugged that directly into the power brick. It has been running absolutely fine ever since.

So for anyone who thinks they have a received a DOA monitor, I would advise using a kettle lead that is native to your country prior to any formal returns procedure, you may just find that the adapter is to blame.

This is the adapter I am speaking of:

20120908_115108.jpg

Other than that, no problems at all.
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yeah a few weeks back someone asked if 580 was bad for 1440p gaming since there was noone with a 580 in the club yet, but it was just pure luck. We have few 560s about 8 of them, but have 1 570, 1 580 and 1 590 at the moment.

Interesting feedback if you ask me.

Kinda tells me that 1440p is mostly used by enthusiasts so far, and enthusiasts usually purchase the latest technology.

I'm more inclined to price : performance

It's the exact reason why I will almost always go with AMD on the CPU front, not because I dislike Intel but because you can get fantastic deals on AMD CPU's that are more than capable of gaming.

It's the exact reason why I also only buy last gen technology, I don't like paying £400 for a GPU. I'd much rather someone let the value depreciate for me and I can pick it up 'next to new' for half the price. biggrin.gif

Funny enough that's the exact reason I bought the monitor too, because even with a Square trade warranty, it was still half the price of a Dell U2711.

I'm a bargain hunter.
Edited by IcedEarth - 9/8/12 at 3:57am
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I like setting new trends. tongue.gif
One minor issue so far (only hooked it up about 18 hours ago) is that I couldn't get the monitor to turn on at first. After wiggling the plug (not the power brick, the actual plug) I managed to get it to burst into life.
It would intermittently turn on and off if I knocked the plug though.
The issue is the European plug comes with an adapter, the adapter is quite cheap and I really had to use some force to even get the two prong European plug to go into the adapter. After getting annoyed with it, I replaced it with a UK kettle lead and plugged that directly into the power brick. It has been running absolutely fine ever since.
So for anyone who thinks they have a received a DOA monitor, I would advise using a kettle lead that is native to your country prior to any formal returns procedure, you may just find that the adapter is to blame.
This is the adapter I am speaking of:
20120908_115108.jpg
Other than that, no problems at all.
I'm more inclined to price : performance
It's the exact reason why I will almost always go with AMD on the CPU front, not because I dislike Intel but because you can get fantastic deals on AMD CPU's that are more than capable of gaming.
It's the exact reason why I also only buy last gen technology, I don't like paying £400 for a GPU. I'd much rather someone let the value depreciate for me and I can pick it up 'next to new' for half the price. biggrin.gif
Funny enough that's the exact reason I bought the monitor too, because even with a Square trade warranty, it was still half the price of a Dell U2711.
I'm a bargain hunter.

 

Hmm good to know that trick. I also plug my own power cord to the adapter and its been working like a charm. I am glad you worked everything out.

 

It is a good way that you are taking advantage of the last gen technology in hardware. Afterall the difference between a current gen GPU and last gen GPU is not vast or anything but it is much more affordable and true that you are getting more when you compare price/performance.

 

I am also a bargain hunter but not on computer parts. On steam games only biggrin.gif. God Bless those steam sales.

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Here are few Screenshots from Mafia 2.

 

I started taking HQ screenshots pretty late in the game, and there were much better settings and areas I could take advantage of taking screenshots but the below should still help people to get ideas.

 

Everything Maxed without AA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aye, I used to be like that too. However with my job, girlfriend and weightlifting, gaming has kind of been put to the back of the queue so I tend not to invest all of my money into it these days. It's mainly used as a HTPC these days with a bit of gaming on the side.

Also, isn't that the very end of the game? IIRC.
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I yes the power cable from my Ps3 with my monitor. biggrin.gif I only use my Ps3 for the DUST 514 beta, and that's buggy as hell at the best of times.
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Aye, I used to be like that too. However with my job, girlfriend and weightlifting, gaming has kind of been put to the back of the queue so I tend not to invest all of my money into it these days. It's mainly used as a HTPC these days with a bit of gaming on the side.
Also, isn't that the very end of the game? IIRC.

Totally understandable. Ever since getting married my gaming have declined as well. I have so much going on but still try to join conversations in this site and do some gaming, however it is NOWHERE neer as what it used to be. I kinda miss the old days where I could game 24/7 and also dont at the same time though.

 

And yes these screens are towards the end of the game. I tried to take screenshots that would not be any kind of a spoiler though, as what's going on is not clear if someone has not played the game.

 

Now I am waiting for a Steam Sale on Mafia 2 DLCs so I can purchase and play the side missions.

 

Also mafia 2 is avery good game. It is not as great as Mafia 1, or any GTA games though. However the graphic,. the conversations, the lively city is very nice.

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Here are few Screenshots from Alice Madness Returns.

 

Everything maxed including Physx but no AA.  The game has optimization issues though, It never takes full advantage of the GPU and sometimes I see deeps of 40s in Phsyx intensive scenes, yet the GPU usage is like 60%

 

Batch 1 :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batch 2 :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by iARDAs - 9/8/12 at 9:55am
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If I could update my pic, here I hope is a better picture of my monitor.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Here is a picture of my 1080p monitor next to the 1440p, not sure if you can really tell the quality difference, since it's not the best picture quality.
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