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Lists two years on newegg's product site for the 580.

Anyway OP what's your intention for these cards? You are hardcore bencher/folder or will this be just for gaming?
well the intention of buying two 580s was of maxing out everything for like aproximately two years maybe

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I'm going to laugh if he comes back and says his native resolution is 1360x768..
and nope, I'm also planning on running 3x19 monitors like the one I'm using now and use them at something like 4320x900 or just buying a single 27' 1080p monitor
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2 x HD 6950s. Unlock them to HD 6970s and have 2GB of flame buffer for higher resolution and multiple screen which is the only real need for dual GPU for current games other then Crysis and Metro 2033. Also performance wise HD 6970s are very close to GTX580s because how well they scale.
True, but eventually he might be able to drop in a 3rd GTX580 which will definitely blow the door off any ATI setup (merely because of scaling in games. and yes I know vantage and such scales well blablablabla)

*edit*
He does want it to be more future proof, so I opt for GTX580s just because he can slap in a 3rd if he needs it (provided he has the motherboard and PSU)
Edited by Rider85 - 12/30/10 at 9:15pm
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2 x HD 6950s. Unlock them to HD 6970s and have 2GB of flame buffer for higher resolution and multiple screen which is the only real need for dual GPU for current games other then Crysis and Metro 2033. Also performance wise HD 6970s are very close to GTX580s because how well they scale.
that would be sweet but the problem here is that there aren't any 6950s here on sale so I could only consider from amd buying 2x6970s

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Honestly if you want to go that route and throw down the cash to do it I'd say go for it. But you could do something like EVGA GTX 570 TRISLI for about 1100 bucks and kick the crap out of SLI'd 580's for 400-500 bucks less.
3x570s cost 1800 bucks here
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Lists two years on newegg's product site for the 580.

Anyway OP what's your intention for these cards? You are hardcore bencher/folder or will this be just for gaming?
Newegg is wrong half the time. I just checked; Zotac has lifetime warranty for all their cards, a step up from EVGA.

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# The Limited Lifetime Warranty is for all retail Graphics Processing Units and mainboard products only. *(Replacement products will carry the same limited lifetime warranty as your original purchase and must be re-registered within 30 days of shipping date of replacement product.)
# Removal and or Defacing of any sticker(s) (SKU number/part number/serial number) on ANY ZOTAC products WILL void ALL warranties.
A HD 6950 is good too, and I would suggest two 23 inch 1080P monitors over three smaller 19 inch screens. But its really up to personal preference. 3D surround sounds like a fun concept.

Edit: Not a problem lampen, I always thought that Zotac had lifetime, just wasn't sure.
Edited by youra6 - 12/30/10 at 9:20pm
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well the intention of buying two 580s was of maxing out everything for like aproximately two years maybe and nope, I'm also planning on running 3x19 monitors like the one I'm using now and use them at something like 4320x900 or just buying a single 27' 1080p monitor
Well if you're looking to do the next two years TRISLI'd 470's will max out everything easily so I'm rather certain TRISLI'd 570's would certainly do the same for 400-500 bucks less than 2 580's.

Anyway something to consider. Would leave quite a bit of cash for a nice big, insane, monitor

Edit: Also youra6 thanks for correcting me on the warranty. Wasn't completely sure and didn't really feel like going digging .
Edited by Lampen - 12/30/10 at 9:20pm
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get 2x 580 and fold on those bad boys
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Well if you're looking to do the next two years TRISLI'd 470's will max out everything easily so I'm rather certainly TRISLI'd 570's would certainly do the same for 400-500 bucks less than 2 580's.

Anyway something to consider. Would leave quite a bit of cash for a nice big, insane, monitor
great idea but is tri-way sli scaling so good after having more than two cards?
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great idea but is tri-way sli scaling so good after having more than two cards?
The 5xx series doesn't seem to scale quite as well as the 4xx series. I'm looking around for 570 scaling reviews and data but here's a glimpse at how the 470's, 480's and 580's performed in terms of scaling. You'll have to browse through the different benches.

GTX 470: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...y-sli-review/1
GTX 480: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...ay-sli-review/
GTX 580: http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...y-sli-review/9

I'll try to find a review of the trisli'd 570's.

Edit: Sorry couldn't find a review of TRISLI'd 570's. Guru only had an SLI review but i'd wager TRISLI'd 570's would come damn close if not beat SLI'd 580's.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...70-sli-review/
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Newegg is wrong half the time. I just checked; Zotac has lifetime warranty for all their cards, a step up from EVGA.
was it zotac or pny that only warrants their warranties if the card is still in production?
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