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Alright, was just curious about upgrading because I just got Rift and can't run everything at max settings. I run it at a little past ultra settings and get around 40 fps. Would the 580 allow me to max out all settings and have a higher fps?
I think its more to do with the amount of stuff being rendered and all else, the 580 would be better but its not worth the price jump. Just turn down the settings a bit to give you 60fps, the visual difference isn't huge enough anyway.
    
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Answer: Nein!
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Alright makes sense, it'd be around $240 to step-up, so I won't be stepping up now lol. Thanks for saving me the money !
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Alright makes sense, it'd be around $240 to step-up, so I won't be stepping up now lol. Thanks for saving me the money !
Listen, I don't personally care about max fps or even min fps, I care about average FPS.

A GTX 580 will increase FPS even a 1440 x 900 resolution especially since you have a 5.0GHz Sandy. It will probably give you max settings too in Rift. My thoughts are, if it can't max out a game thats already out, its a little obsolete (with some exception such as Crysis.)

A GTX 580 is very future ready, it runs Crysis 2 well. It runs Crysis 1 well. It does a very decent job of Metro 2033 and runs Dragon Age 2 very well.

If you upgrade your monitor at any time to higher resolution or a 120 HZ monitor, you are going to be held back by your video card.

I am not saying you HAVE to upgrade, but just because these guys are "satisfied" with their performance without giving a single game they are basing it off of doesn't mean you shouldn't consider an upgrade. If you JUST got the Ti560, I would still consider a 570 or 580 myself if I had the cash. Games are only going to get better.

There is a very nice Gainward GTX 580 Phantom that has 3GB of memory, but the same price as a standard GTX 580 if you can find one.
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Edited by RagingCain - 3/7/11 at 2:58pm
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It would have to be an EVGA gtx 580 due to the step up program. I still have a couple of months and weeks to decide .
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If your not going up in resolution stick to the 560.

If you think you might be getting a new monitor down the road, get a 570. Its a beast of a single card solution for any rig.

If your just power hungry and want to buy overpowered cool stuff like the rest of us, get a 580 and a 24" 1080p tn panel (120hz... why not!?).


In all seriousness though, I think you should considering getting a ~$250 dollar display and another 560Ti over a step up to a 580. Then again a step up to a 580 and a new display would probably be preferred as for the most part, a single card solution is usually the better choice over the complications/heat/power requirements of SLI.

Your spending a bit more but your getting monster performance for 1080p and im sure that 2500k would like some more companionship.

Lotta good info on this thread, the decisions is up to you, cant really go wrong either way.
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well we are overclock.net, we strive to get the most powerful stuff out there lol. Eventually I plan to upgrade my screen, probably sometime in the summer.
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Listen, I don't personally care about max fps or even min fps, I care about average FPS.
Min FPS can a factor if the game keeps noticeably dipping down.


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My thoughts are, if it can't max out a game thats already out, its a little obsolete (with some exception such as Crysis.)
Is Rift hard to max?

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A GTX 580 is very future ready, it runs Crysis 2 well. It runs Crysis 1 well. It does a very decent job of Metro 2033 and runs Dragon Age 2 very well.
Agreed.
When I can lock in all my games at 60FPS (my GPU performs a little above a stock 580), maxed or nearly maxed, why upgrade? The 590 is just Nvidia's attempt to stop AMD's marketing of 'The Fastest Videocard on the Planet", and they got thier hands full with that 6990.

The Radeons have multiple driver issues and bugs with games but when it comes to pure speed they move out.
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well we are overclock.net, we strive to get the most powerful stuff out there lol. Eventually I plan to upgrade my screen, probably sometime in the summer.
Well then may I offer a real world suggestion? Buy (and return) or borrow at least a 1920x1080 monitor to test out with your current card? Especially if you might future buy a monitor? This is really the best world solution. See how it plays and if it struggles, then you have two solutions, step-up or buy a second 560. I personally would go with a single card given the choice.

I know Best Buy have an alright no-hassle return policy, just say the HDMI doesn't work right and has no color and you want a refund obviously.

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Min FPS can a factor if the game keeps noticeably dipping down.
It can be a factor (and I am basing it off of real world experience) staying above you Hz refresh rate is really the most reliable form to gauge good performance to me.

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Is Rift hard to max?
Rift, I suspect is GPU limiting, as the 560 has a 1GB of VRAM, which is more than enough normally.
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