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Well, I've now finally made up my mind by getting the gtx 580 over the 6970. It's only $100 more and offers better performance, and 1.536GB VRAM ought to be sufficient enough at 2560x1440.

Anyways, I still have yet to find a GTX 580 with a displayport! I must have a displayport or mini displayport output, because I don't want to have to spend $200 on a dual link mini displayport to dvi adapter (i have to have dual link because I'm at such a high res) for my iMac 27". I'm already spending $500 alone, so I really need a DP output.

My main question is, are there any GTX 580's on the market right now that have a DP/Mini DP output? I've checked everywhere and I still can't find any DP equipped 580's. Any thoughts?
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Nope, not at the moment. Perhaps when AIBs start releasing non-reference GTX 580s. The MSI GTX 480 Lightning has a DP input, so if MSI makes a 580 version there could be DP on that one too.
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i dont think they have those. dont take my word for it tho
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Originally Posted by reechaard;11757206 
Nope, not at the moment. Perhaps when AIBs start releasing non-reference GTX 580s. The MSI GTX 480 Lightning has a DP input, so if MSI makes a 580 version there could be DP on that one too.

The Lightning version of the 480 was $550 when it first came out, and I assume the 580 will be around that price. I might as well get an adapter with that $50.

Why can't NVIDIA just include DP output's in their reference design? What do they have against it? It just makes it more frustrating for people like me..
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Why don't you just get the 6970?
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Because there's no reason for them to use DP. The more sensible question is why does ATI include DP?

Most gamers use TN monitors. Most people use TN monitors, period. Almost no TN monitors use DP. Only high-end IPS monitors do. Which one do you think is the better market from a business standpoint?

ATI only started using DP because they wanted to have Eyefinity support on one board and DP was the only option.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matrices;11757374 
Because there's no reason for them to use DP. The more sensible question is why does ATI include DP?

Most gamers use TN monitors. Most people use TN monitors, period. Almost no TN monitors use DP. Only high-end IPS monitors do. Which one do you think is the better market from a business standpoint?

ATI only started using DP because they wanted to have Eyefinity support on one board and DP was the only option.

Which I happen to have..

Still, It's not that hard for them to add just 1 simple DP port.

I guess my only option for now is to wait, or buy an adapter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Electric;11757407 
Which I happen to have..

Still, It's not that hard for them to add just 1 simple DP port.

I guess my only option for now is to wait, or buy an adapter.

The reason for display port is for 3 screens right now. Nvidia want yo to get 2 cards for that setup.
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;11757456 
The reason for display port is for 3 screens right now. Nvidia want yo to get 2 cards for that setup.

Yeah. It's mainly apple's fault (the company that's frowned upon here) for not putting a DVI in the back of the iMac.
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