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Upgrading to GTX580/3GB from GTX480 for 2560x1600 worth it?

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We've still yet to see gtx580 3gb benches, and I was somewhat excited when I heard of the card.

My GTX480 (820mhz) right now is barely enough for 2560x1600, and I would like something that does 2560x1600 at max with absolutely great performance.

Obviously, I want a single card solution.

Do you guys think the GTX580 3gb is the best single card solution for 2560x1600?
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yes absolutely, especially for cranking up the eye candy...do it =D
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Originally Posted by yang88she View Post
yes absolutely, especially for cranking up the eye candy...do it =D
Will 2560x1600 use up to 3GB of the vram? (Max of course)
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LOL you guys are lucky, My GTX 275 hes 436mb of ram in use out of 896mb when just Folding
    
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Will 2560x1600 use up to 3GB of the vram? (Max of course)
3Gb will probably be enough for any situation and its very future proof
    
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Will 2560x1600 use up to 3GB of the vram? (Max of course)
oh yes absolutely

I would go for 2/3 if I had the funds...but I'm tapped out for the time being (well the Mrs. controls my funds haha)

so I'm holding out until next gen w/ 4gb of VRAM since I run 3x30's
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LOL! Look into the review of the 3gb vs 1.5gb model at the end of the day the 3gb version is a joke, in all honesty get the regular version.
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LOL! Look into the review of the 3gb vs 1.5gb model at the end of the day the 3gb version is a joke, in all honesty get the regular version.
link?
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Yes, that is the best single card solution, but I doubt it'll perform much better than a regular 580 even at 2560x1600 resolution, at least not w/in the realm of playable frame-rates.

IOW, there's probably a (very occasional) scenario where the 580 3GB card will get 20fps and the 1.5GB only gets 10fps, due to the extra vram. But is 20fps playable?

The only reason I'd get the 3GB card is if I was getting two for SLI. THEN you might be in a scenario where there's a clear advantage to the extra VRAM at 2560x1600.

But ... wait until the benches come out at least, and read all of them first. Like I say, I don't think there's going to be any great practical advantage for the 3GB model vs. regular 580 unless you have >1 of them.
    
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http://vr-zone.com/articles/vr-zone-...w/10933-6.html

This is a review of the card it shows almost no improvement so you will be wasting your money over standard edition.
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