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Hi I just built a new computer system from a core duo e8400 and XFX 5770 1GB system to my current system in my sig (i7-2600k and 580GTX). The question I have is I have an option to SLi my 1.5 GB 580 gtx sub $300 but I was wondering if it's worth it since I read somewhere that the 1.5GB vram holds back the performance in multi-monitor setup. Should I invest in like a 3GB version of 580gtx, 590gtx, or crossfire a 6990? Or is at the price point I can get the 580 for it's worth putting it in SLI or waste of money since I have a single display atm but plan to go multi display down the road at high resolutions. Thanks in advance.
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The 590 is the same as 580 sli.
Crossfire a 6990 is an overkill most of the time unless you go eyefinity.

580 sli isn't a waste of money imo. It makes game more smooth performance wise, allows you higher AA and for a single monitor, 1.5GB is fine.

Also you post is kinda one big jumble, and its hard to understand your final goal.
1 monitor or surround/eyefinity on 3 monitors?
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Sorry for the confusion. What I meant to say is as of now I have one monitor setup at 1920x1080 resolution which I know a single 580gtx can handle that easily. In the future I plan to do 3 Monitor setup. So I'm looking for best solution that would prepare me for that transition when it does happen.
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When are you planning to make said transition? There will likely be far better cards out by the time you buy more monitors; I always think it is best to plan for the here and now rather than what you MIGHT do in a month or three months.
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That's a good point. I don't see myself having that tri monitor setup any day soon. Although if SLI 580gtx does make gameplay even smoother it'll be worth it.
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If you don't plan for it in the near future, might as well wait.

I will say that the 580 3GB does make a big difference in surround.

One option is replace your current 580 with a 3GB version, and just use one card.
When you are ready, you can get 1 or two more from 2nd hand or cheaper if new cards are out, and it should be enough to power your surround craving
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With 1.5g vram it would mean only reducing aa to 4x when using surround. Many would say including myself that you don’t see anything over 4x in fast moving games anyway. But spending all that money and you can’t max out the game can be a little frustrating!
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I would get another 580 if you can get it for that price, Iv'e been very pleased with mine in sli.
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With 1.5g vram it would mean only reducing aa to 4x when using surround. Many would say including myself that you don’t see anything over 4x in fast moving games anyway. But spending all that money and you can’t max out the game can be a little frustrating!
That depends on the game really.

Some games you can do even 4xmsaa in surround, and others you are lucky to run at 2xaa at surround without having to reduce the details (aka metro 2033).

The how you notice 2 or 4 aa, that also depends on the game engine
But yeah, basically over 4xmsaa, you aren't going to notice that difference.
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