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post #1 of 20
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I'm debating_ really debating_

I now have 1x GTX 580 that is still within the 30day return policy on newegg for a full refund_

Here are my two options:

A: Return the GTX580 and get the GTX590 This week

or

B: Keep the GTX580 and Order another GTX580 This week...

Hmm... Could 2xGTX580 outperform 1xGTX590? I may never know, I hope they release reviews soon!!
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post #2 of 20
A couple of 580s will out-perform in general the 590, as it has the same cores but lower clocks.
But this is really depends on the drivers when the 590 comes out, and how well the games' engines are.

Generally, the 580 should be enough for 1080p.
But 590 vs 580 SLI, its generally just a personal liking.

I prefer two 580s, as they will be more OC capable than just a single 590 with lower clocks and a single fan.
There aren't any reviews yet, but so far in my own experience, dual gpu cards tent to be hotter than their single counter parts, even at SLI.
But of course, the 590 should be cheaper, and more than enough for any game at 1080p, with lots of spare to give.

Depends on how much time you still have until the 30 days are over, you might consider waiting a few more days to see the actually reviews on the 590 and decide than (or be more confused ).
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Originally Posted by Defoler View Post
A couple of 580s will out-perform in general the 590, as it has the same cores but lower clocks.
But this is really depends on the drivers when the 590 comes out, and how well the games' engines are.

Generally, the 580 should be enough for 1080p.
But 590 vs 580 SLI, its generally just a personal liking.

I prefer two 580s, as they will be more OC capable than just a single 590 with lower clocks and a single fan.
There aren't any reviews yet, but so far in my own experience, dual gpu cards tent to be hotter than their single counter parts, even at SLI.
But of course, the 590 should be cheaper, and more than enough for any game at 1080p, with lots of spare to give.

Depends on how much time you still have until the 30 days are over, you might consider waiting a few more days to see the actually reviews on the 590 and decide than (or be more confused ).
Thank you, actually I have about a good 2 1/2 weeks left so I got plenty of time_ I suppose I can wait for reviews before making any moves_
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post #4 of 20
If you don't plan to SLI that 580, I say go ahead.
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realistic question: are there any games that you cannot max out comfortably with the 580?

otherwise, GTX 580 SLI should be about 20% faster than GTX 590 going by frequencies difference.
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post #6 of 20
580 sli wins in terms of pure performance, but the 590 is actually priced really well (surprising for an nvidia card right? ).

It's basically 75% the cost of SLI 580s for comparable gpu power. Not a bad buy imo, if you can get full price back on your 580. Newegg has restock fees unless it's defective.
post #7 of 20
If you have it now keep it, it isn't worth it to anyone who already has a 580, IMO.
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Originally Posted by james8 View Post
realistic question: are there any games that you cannot max out comfortably with the 580?

otherwise, GTX 580 SLI should be about 20% faster than GTX 590 going by frequencies difference.
My intentions was to SLi 2 GTX580's but due to the upcoming release of the GTX590 I decided to only order 1 580 for now just in case the GTX590 was gonna perform better than 2 SLi GTX580's (Or if it was priced correctly) I was gonna order one 6990 in the first place but I wanted to wait for the GTX590 and see its performance first.

Then I was gonna avoid the GTX590 altogether if its price range was 900+ dollars but it seems the pricing is close to the HD6990 so making it quite a competitive video card

LOL sorry its sorta confusing, but I suppose if 2xGTX580 SLi is gonna perform much better then an investment of 1000 dollars will be worth it plus talk about an overclock of 900+mhz core clock on two GTX580's would rock.

And SLi looks pretty sick in the PC Case =]

Well I'll wait for benchmarks and reviews_ If its not in my favor I'll just order another GTX580 to SLi with_

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post #9 of 20
If money is no big deal then buy a extra 580 for SLI. There is no guarantee that the 590 can OC all the way back to 580 stock clocks (612MHz to 772MHz).
Edited by JCPUser - 3/24/11 at 12:49am
post #10 of 20
A gtx 590 will be much cheaper than gtx 580 sli, so i'd say go for the gtx 590. Much better bang for the buck, and saves you extra pci-e slots.
     
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