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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

OP, there's a modded driver to SLI all of the cards you own (480s & 580) but I can't seem to locate the thread....
I'll update this post when I find it.

If you could find it that would be epic...I'll try a quick google search. If this works......lol

Edit: Wait im not sure he has 3 PCI-E slots...I'll go count it real quick for him.
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I don't think their point was that having more VRAM is pointless. It was that there is a limit to how much VRAM can actually be usable, and with the 256-bit bus on the 600 series cards, you run out of memory bandwidth before you run out of available memory. Even with the 2GB cards.

Then that means every company selling 4GB nVidia cards (or 3GB for 660Ti) is a complete marketing gimmick because the cards only have 256-bit bus (or 192-bit for 660) and we should all get together to file a world class action law suit against them. rolleyes.gif
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Oh wow since he is having trouble with the cards i might have him try it out thanks! +rep
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post #35 of 38
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You are missing the point. The 580 and 480 both lack the appropriate VRAM to support that resolution, unless of course it's a 580 with 3GB of VRAM which exists. The choices seem nonsensical considering what he wants to spend on both 480's and what he can get for his 580 sold.

7950 is the best solution.

The GTX 580 is on par with a 7950, so that's a side-grade in every way. Heck if the GTX 580 is at 920mhz then it's almost a downgrade. Most of you forget just how powerful the 580 is to date. tongue.gif

I say to buy the 480s, then sell them, and go for SLI 580s
     
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buy them, then sell everything for a 7970 (get a block for it) and aim for 1300Mhz. it would destroy any 680 out there.
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this is way out of hand, i'm calling in for a locked thread.

Happy to oblige, as this isn't going anywhere.

People, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Chill out, it's a graphics card, not the end of the world.
    
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Waffle beated me to it, bleh~
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