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It's easy to recommend second-fastest card with AMD since it has the same amount of vRAM as the flagship card. Not so easy to take this approach with Nvidia, which already has disappointing amount of vRAM and then further cuts that amount for the second-fastest card.

If like me you have discovered the wonders of Nvidia Inspector, and want to apply supersampling AA or sparse grid supersampling TRAA for maximum quality, the more vRAM the better.

I did a pretty thorough search on the topic and the bottom line is that a fair few games use between 1200 and 1400mb of vRAM even at 1080p using high MSAA, depending on the map and what's going on in-game.

And that's not even taking into account 3D or Surround, should you ever want to upgrade to either or both anytime soon.
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the 2 570s but get a non-ref version without the vrm design flaw... or else just don't oc very high, or don't oc it at all

EDIT: oh snap.. didn't notice the post date
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/4/11 at 9:42am
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At 1080P you don't need either of those set-ups.

This is the best 570 hands-down:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...zr%20iii%20570

If you hunt around on this forum, mostly in my 570 TFIII thread, you will see that everyone with this card is having great overclocks, and they have a non-reference PCB so there is no risk of the VRM's blowing up like on the EVGA's you linked. Worth the $10. Plus they stay stupid cool and the cooler is silent.

Again, at 1080P, why get 570 SLi or even a single 580? A single 570 (particularly if you get a solid OC like I did) will handle everything thats out now. Next year grab a second for way less when the 570 starts to struggle maxxing the newest games.

If you absolutely MUST get either set-up you linked, get a single 580 because if you are thinking about buying 2 cards for SLI brand new at the same time, its always better to go single card imo. SLI only makes sense when you split your purchase. 1 now when its new, 1 later when they are cheap to double FPS.
Im sure you didn't realize, but you necroed a post from december of 2010. Lol
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Im sure you didn't realize, but you necroed a post from december of 2010. Lol
Not to mention that the OP now has a 590, double LOL
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