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I have a friend of mine who wants to sell me an unopened EVGA GTX580 SC for $490. Right now I can max out games outside of DX11 with the 295. I also use a 46" LCD and my BenQ monitor 24/7.
What I am wondering is with the 295 being a dual GPU card will I notice a fall in performance using two monitor if I switch to the 580? And is it worth the $$$?
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Originally Posted by tonkoshala View Post
I have a friend of mine who wants to sell me an unopened EVGA GTX580 SC for $490. Right now I can max out games outside of DX11 with the 295. I also use a 46" LCD and my BenQ monitor 24/7.
What I am wondering is with the 295 being a dual GPU card will I notice a fall in performance using two monitor if I switch to the 580? And is it worth the $$$?
GTX295 = GTX480
GTX480 < GTX580
Yes its worth the money
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Totally worth the price.

Plus, you can still sell your GTX 295 for a decent amount
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DO IT!! That's a good price! Are you thinking of selling that 295 of yours?
 
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yes and don't look back!
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Personally I wouldnt do it but I dont think i'll be getting a new GPU until the next round of DX11 cards come out. IMO all the DX11 cards out now are only capable of minor DX11 effect.
    
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Personally I wouldnt do it but I dont think i'll be getting a new GPU until the next round of DX11 cards come out. IMO all the DX11 cards out now are only capable of minor DX11 effect.
They are capable of what the Software allows them to do.

It's not the GPU's fault that you think their "DX 11 effects" are limited. It's how DX11 itself was specced.
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post #8 of 16
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Cool, thanks for the tips!

I am planning to sell the 295.

How much should I sell it for?

Sorry about the short response.
Edited by tonkoshala - 3/12/11 at 10:21am
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They are capable of what the Software allows them to do.

It's not the GPU's fault that you think their "DX 11 effects" are limited. It's how DX11 itself was specced.
Thats not what Im saying ... Im saying to run a game that used enough tessellation to make a big difference in graphical quality would be too demanding for current 1st gen DX11 cards. They are not yet fast enough to run more than minor DX11 effects. Its nothing to do with the software.

DX11 opens up a big can of possibilities for PC game graphics and its going to take a while for hardware ang games to come out that can really take advantage of DX11.
    
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Got it in today. Wow! I have only had it installed for a couple of hours. There is a vast improvement with 3D vision. I can crank the depth all the way up and the ghosting is about where it was when I was at standard setting with my 295.

I got a little over 16k in 3D vantage under stock settings. No overclocking to the 580 yet. Is that a decent score?
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