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Originally Posted by Wulfgar View Post
SLI on a GTX 580 is pointless unless you want like 60 FPS minimum in every game.

Personally I see no difference between 30 and 60 FPS. It's bull****, as long as the game doesnt go below 30 then it's smooth as butter.


Arruh?? If you can't tell the difference here.. http://www.boallen.com/fps-compare.html you should talk to your optometrist
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post #42 of 53
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SLI on a GTX 580 is pointless unless you want like 60 FPS minimum in every game.

Personally I see no difference between 30 and 60 FPS. It's bull****, as long as the game doesnt go below 30 then it's smooth as butter.
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How about you wait six months and buy the GTX 580 off someone here for $250 then buy a good SSD, which by then you should be able to get a faster one than you can now for $250. Then buy Crysis 2, which, by then should be $30.
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Arruh?? If you can't tell the difference here.. http://www.boallen.com/fps-compare.html you should talk to your optometrist
I can't tell any difference and I bet that if you switched the 30 FPS one for the 60 FPS one you wouldn't either.

Some games are locked at 30 FPS. NFS Shift was one of them if I'm not mistaken.
Edited by Wulfgar - 2/11/11 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by SperVxo View Post
How much does a SSD disk do in FPS in a game?
Faster loading, that's all. If there's no games that your GPU is struggling with, I see no reason to get another GTX 580, bad investment imo.
Edited by Stefy - 2/11/11 at 7:37pm
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I can't tell any difference and I bet that if you switched the 30 FPS one for the 60 FPS one you wouldn't either.

Some games are locked at 30 FPS. NFS Shift was one of them if I'm not mistaken.
I would say that the 60fps one looks a bit smoother. But I had to really look at it. At a glance, the difference really isn't that noticeable. However, depending on the game, the framerate difference might not really matter. Some games need to run smoother for quicker reactions and precision.

However, I don't think that link is a good example. The movement is not very fast, so there isn't much of a gap on the distance the object moved between frames. However, in a fast-moving FPS or something that requires lightning reflexes and precision to be good at, it would make a difference. Especially in a fast-moving game where objects will move at a much higher velocity, which means a greater distance will travel between each frame. But if you increase the framerate, there is less time between frames so that distance traveled by an object is decreased. It just generally makes it smoother, and would definitely help in games that required more precision.

For example, something like LittleBigPlanet would be fine running at 30fps. It doesn't really require the same level of precision as other games. But a competitive Counter-Strike player would want at least 60fps.
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post #47 of 53
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Why sell a better card only to buy two lower performing cards? You're better off buying another of the same card you already have.

2x 580's > 2x 570's.
If you happened to have actually read the OP's post, instead of seeing "ZOMG*W*T*F*BBQ GTX580SLI BONERZ!!! ," you would realize he's obviously exploring VALUE as opposed to the size of his e-peen, granted he's already happy with his single GTX580.

His post clearly is showing this, with the main point easily discernible:

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Will it be worth the extra 529 dollars to get another gtx 580? I am leaning towards just getting a big ssd.
Now, since I have your attention, I will provide you multiple points as to why an SLI GTX570 is a viable option.

1) 2x GTX570's > 1x GTX580
2) 2x GTX570's can be had for slightly more than 1x GTX580 (shop smart).
3) 2x GTX570's in SLI are more "future proof", or whatever you kids call it these days than a single GTX580.
4) 2x GTX570's in SLI = Larger E-Peen than 1x GTX580 (you would know).
5) GTX570's are highly overclockable. Same performance as a GTX580 for less $$$ (you should know).
6) He can sell the GTX580, pick up 2x GTX570's AND a nice large SSD.

Sounds like a viable option to me. But I'm secure in my E-Peen and my Real-Peen.
Edited by arbalest - 2/15/11 at 11:09am
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If you happened to have actually read the OP's post, instead of seeing "ZOMG*W*T*F*BBQ GTX580SLI BONERZ!!! ," you would realize he's obviously exploring VALUE as opposed to the size of his e-peen, granted he's already happy with his single GTX580.

His post clearly is showing this, with the main point easily discernible:

Now, since I have your attention, I will provide you multiple points as to why an SLI GTX570 is a viable option.

1) 2x GTX570's > 1x GTX580
2) 2x GTX570's can be had for slightly more than 1x GTX580 (shop smart).
3) 2x GTX570's in SLI are more "future proof", or whatever you kids call it these days than a single GTX580.
4) 2x GTX570's in SLI = Larger E-Peen than 1x GTX580 (you would know).
5) GTX570's are highly overclockable. Same performance as a GTX580 for less $$$ (you should know).
6) He can sell the GTX580, pick up 2x GTX570's AND a nice large SSD.

Sounds like a viable option to me. But I'm secure in my E-Peen and my Real-Peen.
Bad idea tbh. Why sell a GTX 580 when you can have another? Pointless going for SLI 570 when he has the option of going for another GTX 580. You can also overclock the 580 you know He'll have to sell the 580 used and unless he's into buying used 570's I don't agree with this.

Personally, I'd just get the SSD and save up some more for another 580.
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Bad idea tbh. Why sell a GTX 580 when you can have another? Pointless going for SLI 570 when he has the option of going for another GTX 580. You can also overclock the 580 you know He'll have to sell the 580 used and unless he's into buying used 570's I don't agree with this.

Personally, I'd just get the SSD and save up some more for another 580.
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6) He can sell the GTX580, pick up 2x GTX570's AND a nice large SSD.
Wow.

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He'll have to sell the 580 used and unless he's into buying used 570's I don't agree with this.
Unless he's very lucky price wise, I doubt going for SLI will be more beneficial. Unless they are used.
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