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Poll Results: So, do I get GTX580 or go 2600k

 
  • 14% (4)
    Upgrade from GTX480 to GTX580
  • 50% (14)
    Go "SB" 2600k and keep GTX480
  • 35% (10)
    Go "SB" 2500k and keep GTX480
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post #1 of 27
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Hi

I'm thinking of upgrading from my GTX480 to a GTX580

So what one should I get from this lot

Thanks AC
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I like the Gigabyte, but it's hard to beat the EVGA lifetime warranty....
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don't do it? Why not "Upgrade" to sandy bridge instead? or at least wait until the 590 is out and hopefully Nvidia will price the 580 reasonably.
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I agree with the poster above me.Sandy bridge will benefit you more and you all-ready have a GTX480 why not sli??
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
I like the Gigabyte, but it's hard to beat the EVGA lifetime warranty....
I'm UK so dont get lifetime warranty
Yeah, that and the MSI one
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don't do it? Why not "Upgrade" to sandy bridge instead? or at least wait until the 590 is out and hopefully Nvidia will price the 580 reasonably.
I did think of that! But, I'd have to go 2600K imo! And that's pushing my budget a bit

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I agree with the poster above me.Sandy bridge will benefit you more and you all-ready have a GTX480 why not sli??
So grab second GTX480, and then go sb as soon as possible! (yeah, that was my original plan )

I might still do that
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I'd play in the Sand Box LOL (Sandy Bridge Joke) before moving to a 580 from a 480. Just not worth it IMO. Unless the heat/noise is getting to you
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well from what i've heard a 2600k is really just a 2500k with Hyper Threading (which has proved to be almost useless in gaming and even benching) They all overclock REALLY nicely (you can get 4.5Ghz+ with a decent cooler) and they are much better Clock for clock then your core2quad which is about on par with my Phenom clock for clock... and SB destroys phenoms clock for clock.
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You will see about a 10-20% increase in performance which is only borderline noticeable. It's not worth upgrading in my opinion, better just to wait a few months and get Kepler when it launches.
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1) Forget getting a 2nd GTX480 for SLI because your mainboard Asus GA-EP45-UD3R has only one PCIEx16 slot, thus not supporting SLI.

2) Of all those GTX580s, I would pick the MSI's because it is the 2nd most cheapest and has the 2nd highest factory overclocking. In addition, its cooling is very decent.

3) But, upgrading from a GTX480 to a GTX580 is not too significant. Perhaps you wait just a little longer and upgrade to a GTX590? And this would definitely be a very noticeable upgrade. As your mobo cannot go SLI, this soon-to-be most powerful single card will likely remain in your mainboard for a very long time, until the time comes that you will have to upgrade your entire PC (mobo, CPU, graphic card...etc)
Edited by windfire - 3/4/11 at 7:18pm
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I'd play in the Sand Box LOL (Sandy Bridge Joke) before moving to a 580 from a 480. Just not worth it IMO. Unless the heat/noise is getting to you
Yeah, no problems with heat here! 50c max
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well from what i've heard a 2600k is really just a 2500k with Hyper Threading (which has proved to be almost useless in gaming and even benching) They all overclock REALLY nicely (you can get 4.5Ghz+ with a decent cooler) and they are much better Clock for clock then your core2quad which is about on par with my Phenom clock for clock... and SB destroys phenoms clock for clock.
Yeah I'm really torn between sb and new GPU

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You will see about a 10-20% increase in performance which is only borderline noticeable. It's not worth upgrading in my opinion, better just to wait a few months and get Kepler when it launches.
10-20% and less power draw sounds good to me
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1) Forget getting a 2nd GTX480 for SLI because your mainboard Asus GA-EP45-UD3R has only one PCIEx16 slot, thus not supporting SLI.

2) Of all those GTX580s, I would pick the MSI's because it is the 2nd most cheapest and has the 2nd highest factory overclocking. In addition, its cooling is very decent.

3) But, upgrading from a GTX480 to a GTX580 is not too significant. Perhaps you wait just a little longer and upgrade to a GTX590? And this would definitely be a very noticeable upgrade. As your mobo cannot go SLI, this soon-to-be most powerful single card will likely remain in your mainboard for a very long time, until the time comes that you will have to upgrade your entire PC (mobo, CPU, graphic card...etc)
Dude "I built this rig" so did already know it don't do Sli.
but thanks for the input

But yeah, still thinking of getting a GTX580 and going sb at Christmas
The thing is, I'm not so sure I want to run two GTX cards in Sli anyway because of the amount of power I'd be using

And so ultimately I'm thinking sb 2600K or 2500K, and just one GTX580 and a card for Physx


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