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Performance increase - giga 670 windforce 2gb from a evga 580 1.5gb sc'ed?

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So, is there going to be a noticeable performance increase? I am ordering a crossover and I want to play games at 2560x1440. I don't SLI, and i don't multimonitor for gaming, though i do on occasion for productivity purposes. There is currently a deal on the 670 windforce for 359.99 at newegg so I was gonna just grab it. I intended to buy bl2 anyways so I'm very generously(to my psyche) considering the purchase a 300 dollar 670. I have confidence that I can sell my 580 sc for 250ish on ebay/craigslist. So, the question is... is this card going to make a difference or will I be fine sticking it out with my 580 for a 2560x1440 monitor?

Performance increase %?

2gb VRAM enough for 2560x1440 gaming?

Personal opinion of the card/brand itself?

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GTX 670 at $359.99 is a no-brainer IMO. go for it. Winforce 3X, EVGA FTW & MSI Power Edition are the best GTX 670s out there.

Advantages of getting the GTX 670.

1- It support a new version of antialiasing. "TXAA"
2- It is about 20-25% faster than GTX 580.
3- Has more VRAM for high resolutions and texture mods.
4- Can run 3 Monitors on a single card which was not possible with GTX 580.

Disadvantages :-

1- GTX 580 has better folding and compute performance.
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