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Poll Results: Trade in Tri 570 for 580 SLI?

Poll expired: Mar 11, 2011  
  • 65% (29)
    Keep the 570's!
  • 34% (15)
    Get the 580's!
44 Total Votes  
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by almighty15 View Post
It depends on the games you play.

If you ARE limited by the VRAM then a couple GTX580's would solve the problem and give you slightly better performance.

If you're NOT limited by the VRAM then moving to a couple GTX580's will be of no benefit at all.

There's an option on EVGA precision and MSI afterburner to monitor VRAM usage on the GTX500 series.

Best thing to do is play a couple of games with the VRAM monitor enabled and see if you really are running into VRAM limitations
Well any game that uses SLI that I max out or 3dmark11/Heaven max out my VRAM.
post #12 of 27
Grab the 580's.
post #13 of 27
How much would it cost for you to sell then go 580 sli? Once you find that out it will make your decision much easier.
    
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post #14 of 27
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Well any game that uses SLI that I max out or 3dmark11/Heaven max out my VRAM.
Well if you know you're VRAM limited then you've just answered your own question

Now the second question you have to ask is whether the performance gained by using the GTX580's with the extra VRAM is worth the loss in sheer shader performance compared to your 3 GTX570's
post #15 of 27
Here is the link and scales.. It pretty hassle to switch from gtx570 Tri SLI to gtx580 SLI unless you need that extra vram badly. I would stay what you have.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
Here is the link and scales.. It pretty hassle to switch from gtx570 Tri SLI to gtx580 SLI unless you need that extra vram badly. I would stay what you have.
Problem is that he games at a higher resolution making those 19200x1200 results in your link useless.
post #17 of 27
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Problem is that he games at a higher resolution making those 19200x1200 results in your link useless.
I know. It may end up put a lot because sell gtx570 as used one at cheap and pay new gtx580 unless a good trade.....
Edited by linskingdom - 2/25/11 at 8:50am
post #18 of 27
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I know. It may end up put a lot because sell gtx570 as used one at cheap and pay new gtx580 unless a good trade.....
Well 2 of my 570's are step ups. 1 is retail. They are all only a few weeks old. I could step up 1 and sell the other 2 and buy 1 580. It's a wash really as far as money goes.

I just think I would lose some FPS, and I don't know if more VRAM would offset the loss.
post #19 of 27
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It seems my scaling is stuck at about 250% at best.
That's almost 84% efficiency. Unless you can sell them for close to what you paid, don't bother.
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post #20 of 27
ur 3 570s scaling is great.
just keep the cards and wait until the next generation of GPU which is coming out THIS YEAR and then upgrade.
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