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Get four 580's and call it a day.
    
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If I were you I'd get the 580 hydro SLI and then you can OC it to infinity.
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Ok if you got the Quad Sli 590 bundle, is any program/game REALLY going to use over 6GB of VRAM? I mean sure Quad Sli with 580's and having 12GB of VRAM sounds nice, but is all that really necessary? If it is then ok, but that just seems like a lot to me. Of course I'm sitting at 2GB with my SLi 450's soo tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by derickwm;12882729 
Ok if you got the Quad Sli 590 bundle, is any program/game REALLY going to use over 6GB of VRAM? I mean sure Quad Sli with 580's and having 12GB of VRAM sounds nice, but is all that really necessary? If it is then ok, but that just seems like a lot to me. Of course I'm sitting at 2GB with my SLi 450's soo tongue.gif

Well...if you decide to go 7680x1600 or 4800x2560...that additional vram will help.
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Originally Posted by BeerPowered;12876761 
Anybody have a link to benchmarks of 580 3GB Tri-Sli vs 580 1.5GB Quad-Sli?

Here you go:

http://www.overclock.net/11411430-post2.html

and

http://www.overclock.net/8842491-post1.html
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6gb Vram will help with triple monitor set-ups. For 1080p the most graphics you will need is a gtx 580 (and that is to max out Crysis and Metro 2033). Other than that a 5870/1gb gtx460/gtx 560/gtx 470/6850/6950 is more than enough
post #27 of 47
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Originally Posted by goldboy;12882642 
these cards would have been so close to perfection if they came with 3gb Vram and had support for a fullcover waterblock. My bet is, there true overclocking potential is drastically reduced by there cooling. MSI needs to learn that there twin frozr cooling isn't actually as good as they think it is, and needs to provide support for watercooling

The Lightnings were designed for LN runs. They got a 480 up to 1.5GHz.
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Originally Posted by derickwm;12882729 
Ok if you got the Quad Sli 590 bundle, is any program/game REALLY going to use over 6GB of VRAM? I mean sure Quad Sli with 580's and having 12GB of VRAM sounds nice, but is all that really necessary? If it is then ok, but that just seems like a lot to me. Of course I'm sitting at 2GB with my SLi 450's soo tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by goldboy;12882818 
6gb Vram will help with triple monitor set-ups.

as MrTOOSHORT mentioned, VRAM on Vidcards in SLI or XFire gets mirrored not added. Quad SLI 590's only use 1.5GB of VRAM, not 6. In order to max out games with triple monitors and high AA you will need more than 1.5GB. You can use 1.5GB cards if you turn AA way down.
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post #28 of 47
Forget the 590, go gtx580 for sure. You won't get more bang for your buck, power and heat will suck running two gtx590s, and scaling with 4 gpu's sucks.
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post #29 of 47
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Draygonn;12883007 
The Lightnings were designed for LN runs. They got a 480 up to 1.5GHz

as MrTOOSHORT mentioned, VRAM on Vidcards in SLI or XFire gets mirrored not added. Quad SLI 590's only use 1.5GB of VRAM, not 6. In order to max out games with triple monitors and high AA you will need more than 1.5GB. You can use 1.5GB cards if you turn AA way down.

Which is the only reason I am considering the evga 580 3GB(Out in first half of April). 4x AA will work on most games with 1.5gb but some games you have to take AA off to get it to run smooth.
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Originally Posted by derickwm;12882729 
Ok if you got the Quad Sli 590 bundle, is any program/game REALLY going to use over 6GB of VRAM? I mean sure Quad Sli with 580's and having 12GB of VRAM sounds nice, but is all that really necessary? If it is then ok, but that just seems like a lot to me. Of course I'm sitting at 2GB with my SLi 450's soo tongue.gif

This is OCN! of course its not necessary,
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