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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #2331 of 5998
Wimpy score I know.. just got the card. Sparkle calibre x580. Never breaks 55c load. Runs passive under 40c per my profile. Don't feel comfortable pushing voltage past 1.088 (That's the highest stock voltage for any 580 as far as i know. Black Ops EVGA card runs it.)

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http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/9vnka/

EVGA 580 SC, Can't wait to run in SLI, probably about 2 months.
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The beautiful thing about MSI AB and EVGA Precision is that you can set 2D and 3D profiles. For instance, I leave my cards @ stock while I'm on the web (and they downclock as well). As soon as I open a 3D application, my 3D profile of 885Mhz kicks in with a bump in voltage as well. Gotta love automation!
Absolutely. It wasn't that long ago when I had to manually set clocks every time I gamed (I'm talking in the Nvidia 6000 and 7000 series days).

And I don't even have to use 2D/3D profiles. I just set the slider all the way to "Quality" in the Nvidia CP and it does the same thing. Works like a charm.

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Updated! If you were not added, please read the OP.
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Thanks for the add!
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post #2334 of 5998
Purchased a GTX 590 last week from Newegg and its expected to arrive Tuesday. Went with the dual-GPU card because I run an mATX system so running a 2 card SLI set-up wouldn't fair well.

Anyway, I have a quick question to GTX 580/590 users: have you guys run into many problems with having 1.5GB Vram? I'm going to be gaming at 4320x900 but with bezel compensation it pretty much is the same resolution as 2560x1600. So basically, do you guys think that 1.5GB Vram will suffice in the majority of games at my resolution? I'm mostly worried about Battlefield 3 since that will be my number one game I'll play on my rig for the next few years.

I really would like to stick with the GTX 590 opposed to the HD 6990 because of the excessive noise and heat on the HD 6990, but if I'm going to be hitting the Vram cap often I might just have to go for it.
post #2335 of 5998
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Purchased a GTX 590 last week from Newegg and its expected to arrive Tuesday. Went with the dual-GPU card because I run an mATX system so running a 2 card SLI set-up wouldn't fair well.

Anyway, I have a quick question to GTX 580/590 users: have you guys run into many problems with having 1.5GB Vram? I'm going to be gaming at 4320x900 but with bezel compensation it pretty much is the same resolution as 2560x1600. So basically, do you guys think that 1.5GB Vram will suffice in the majority of games at my resolution? I'm mostly worried about Battlefield 3 since that will be my number one game I'll play on my rig for the next few years.

I really would like to stick with the GTX 590 opposed to the HD 6990 because of the excessive noise and heat on the HD 6990, but if I'm going to be hitting the Vram cap often I might just have to go for it.
The majority of games out there will not be a problem. Just be mindful of AA settings, in general.

Of course, system intensive titles like Crysis, Metro 2033, STALKER, and from what I'm hearing, Witcher 2, may need to have other tweaks done in order to get appreciable performance, but once you find the right balance playing in Surround will be well worth it.

As far as Battlefield 3 goes, no one really has any concrete information on it yet. I'm sure the closer we get to the release date, more and more information will become available. The little bit that is out there have made mention that the recent gameplay demos were all run on a single GTX 580. If this is true (and I suspect it is as DICE does not really push the technological envelope too far if history is anything to go by), then you shouldn't have to worry about the performance of your GTX 590.
     
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You should put an SLI bridge on those.
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Cards are for sale, link in my sig. Looking to pick up three 3GB models.
 
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post #2338 of 5998
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Cards are for sale, link in my sig. Looking to pick up three 3GB models.
You found the vanilla 580's vmem insufficient? Do tell!
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You found the vanilla 580's vmem insufficient? Do tell!
Yes I did. Not for one display, mind you, but I play on three displays @ 5960x1200. GTAIV was @ 1520MB usage last night, as was Crysis w/ the REALoaded mod as well as Rygel's Texture Mod.

I didn't want to wait for the 3GB models when I bought mine, so I don't regret it, but I'm ready to pick them up now. The 1.5GB cards have PLENTY of horsepower, but it is definitely the vram that is the limiting factor.
 
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post #2340 of 5998
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Yes I did. Not for one display, mind you, but I play on three displays @ 5960x1200. GTAIV was @ 1520MB usage last night, as was Crysis w/ the REALoaded mod as well as Rygel's Texture Mod.

I didn't want to wait for the 3GB models when I bought mine, so I don't regret it, but I'm ready to pick them up now. The 1.5GB cards have PLENTY of horsepower, but it is definitely the vram that is the limiting factor.
I see, I didn't think about a three-monitor setup.
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