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2 GF114 chips on the other hand will outperform the 580 more convincingly and would make more sense for the DUAL GPU.
Heat/power-wise I don't see how it could be anything other than dual 560's. The 3G rumor wold indicate 580's, which would rock but would require some new powersaving tech and a three slot cooler. 570's would be the sweet spot because the card would kickass and still allow the 580 to be priced at a premium. If they aim for 375 watts instead of the usual 300 maybe they could find a way to fit dual 570's, perhaps with a 3 slot cooler. ASUS has a 3 slot cooler for one of their 580's so anything is possible.

If it ends up being dual 560's it certainly won't be 6-800 dollars. Would be nice to see 560 quadSLI (drivers willing). The real question is how would it fare against the 6990?
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It would seem beneficial to run a 580 3GB as a primary video card in a 2 or 3 way SLI setup with the other two being 1.5GB. At least if the case still stands that the primary card is the one whose memory is used.
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It would seem beneficial to run a 580 3GB as a primary video card in a 2 or 3 way SLI setup with the other two being 1.5GB. At least if the case still stands that the primary card is the one whose memory is used.
Thats not how it works, each cards memory is used, they need it for frame buffer - as each card is rendering frames (in dual card setup 1 card even, 1 card odd) or triple (1 card frame 1, 1 card frame 2, 1 card frame 3, ect.) If you had a 3 way setup with 1 3GB card and 2 1.5GB cards, the 1 3GB card would be limited to 1.5GB of memory
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post #34 of 38
if they release the dual card, EACH GPU has to have AT LEAST 2 GB of memory if they want users to be able to do surround gaming smoothly.
which means that if they use the GF114 core, they will have to put 4 GB onboard. if they use the GF110 core, they'll have to put 6 GB onboard.
i know that's a ridiculous amount of VRAM but that's what required for 5760x1200.
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lol, I was looking at the alienware desktop computers last night and they have a gtx 580 3gb option
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Heat/power-wise I don't see how it could be anything other than dual 560's. The 3G rumor wold indicate 580's, which would rock but would require some new powersaving tech and a three slot cooler. 570's would be the sweet spot because the card would kickass and still allow the 580 to be priced at a premium. If they aim for 375 watts instead of the usual 300 maybe they could find a way to fit dual 570's, perhaps with a 3 slot cooler. ASUS has a 3 slot cooler for one of their 580's so anything is possible.

If it ends up being dual 560's it certainly won't be 6-800 dollars. Would be nice to see 560 quadSLI (drivers willing). The real question is how would it fare against the 6990?
My thoughts exactly. 2 570 chips would definitely be a sweeter spot.

If it ends up being 560's, the 6990 will likely outperform it.

Are there any specs leaks for the 6990?
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