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sli gtx 580 & 1920x1200 here.... metro2033 84fps average (benchmark). I have yet to turn down a game max setting to play then has it was meant to be and get below 60fps. my 4870x2 lasted me about 3 years and even though it was the king when it was release, it was struggling with game after the 3 years. So nothing is overkill because games will require a more powerfull card so you might aswell be prepared for it. I know in 3 year my cards and probably my cpu will not be enough just like it happened this time around.
i agree with dat....why not take the 580 and be little more future proof and max out every games not most and after few months when prices drop down on 580s SLI or TRI-SLI it...u will get a beast
     
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post #22 of 43
Playing same relsoution with SLI - thing is a beast.

With the rate games are coming out that are suppose to be taxing our systems, I'd imagine you will max games for a good 1-3 years if not more depending how much devs will want to work pushing the limit.
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570 all the way
    
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post #24 of 43
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This is OCN...I say get 2
This, or even better... 3!

Just OC the 570 as high as it'll go and wait for the next round of cards.
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post #25 of 43
Also, all these "future proof" arguments don't hold water. Why? Because in 6 months there is ALWAYS something better/bigger/faster that you'll want. Just buy what you can afford and sell/upgrade as soon as you can. It's the best way to do it if you're an enthusiast.
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post #26 of 43
You always pay a price premium for the top card. 15% increase and more eye candy in a few games for $150.
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post #27 of 43
Its not overkill, its not future proof and it will not play all current games at max settings @1920x1200 while maintaing an avg 60FPS, that is only done with two 580s.

That being said it is the best card on the market right now, nVidia releases some pretty decent drivers and it has no dual-card problems like SLI 580s and the 590 have and will have.
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post #28 of 43
holy crap, the HD5970 still brings a nice big can of whoopass all over the GTX580, I want 1.
lol, but yeah I would say save hthe $200 and get a 570, or....... save up and buy a HD5970
    
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post #29 of 43
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holy crap, the HD5970 still brings a nice big can of whoopass all over the GTX580, I want 1.
lol, but yeah I would say save hthe $200 and get a 570, or....... save up and buy a HD5970
Umm, no...

With the 590 and 6990 right around the corner, that would not be a good idea, at all...
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post #30 of 43
I'm upgrading very soon from my 4870x2 to 2x gtx570's SLI. Bought my 4870x2 in feb 2009 and now it's struggling to play some games at 1920x1080 with details on high or with AA.
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