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i need HELP real quick before i order it nvidia cards TODAY
this is what i want

should go with GTX 570 . 3-WAY SLI
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should i go with .. 2- GTX 580
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I would say neither. A single gtx 580 would be more than enough for most modern games out today. If you do an extreme setup, my vote is for the sli 580s. They will cost slightly less than 3 570s and the third graphics card wont scale well enough to justify the extra cost.
Edited by omnius19 - 3/26/11 at 11:00pm
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good point
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Despite what the above poster said, a single GPU isn't going to be enough for most games at 1080p if you want to play at maximum settings. I'd go 580SLI over Tri-SLI.
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580 SLI is going to be your best bet. The extra 256MB WILL be seen in games at 1080p.
     
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Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
Despite what the above poster said, a single GPU isn't going to be enough for most games at 1080p if you want to play at maximum settings. I'd go 580SLI over Tri-SLI.
Really? The benchmarks from this review would indicate otherwise.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-predator.html
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Really? The benchmarks from this review would indicate otherwise.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...-predator.html
First of all, this is hardly a comprehensive list of games. Most are quite dated or not maxed out (Medal of Honor/Left for Dead, lol really?). Even so, look at some of the minimum FPS's in the 20's (Crysis Warhead on your link, for example). This is acceptable to you? You're on the wrong forum.

Now look what happens when you start getting into newer games:



Cant even break 30fps with only 4x AA in Metro. Not even close to maxed.



DA2 isn't even that intensive, still in the 30s.

I could provide endless examples, but you get the idea.
Edited by Celeras - 3/26/11 at 10:28pm
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so i think i will go with 580 sli
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Originally Posted by Celeras View Post
First of all, this is hardly a comprehensive list of games. Most are quite dated or not maxed out (Medal of Honor/Left for Dead, lol really?). Even so, look at some of the minimum FPS's in the 20's (Crysis Warhead on your link, for example). This is acceptable to you? You're on the wrong forum.

Now look what happens when you start getting into newer games:



Cant even break 30fps with only 4x AA in Metro. Not even close to maxed.



DA2 isn't even that intensive, still in the 30s.

I could provide endless examples, but you get the idea.
First off you need to learn how to read. The min framerate for the 580 in crysis warhead is 30 with a average rate of 46. Last time I checked 30 and above is generally considered playable.

Same thing applied to DA2. 39 fps average is a perfectly playable framerate.

As for metro2033, that is a notoriously hard game to run. Using that as a basis for saying that the 580 is not capable of running most modern games is kindof like saying that graphics cards were horrible 4 years ago because they could not run crysis the day it came out.

As for my recommendation, I was simply recommending that he could play most modern games with a 580 without spending an extra $500. $1000 total on video cards is a large expense and is unnecessary in most instance. Obviously, 2 580s will perform better than 1 but that doesn't mean that it is necessary to buy 2.

And lastly, you really need to learn some manners. Ranting and insulting others on the internet belittles yourself and this forum. Lets try to keep a little civility on ocn.
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Dude first off you need to learn how to read. The min framerate for the 580 in crysis warhead is 30 with a average rate of 46. Last time I checked 30 and above is generally considered playable.

Same thing applied to DA2. 39 fps average is a perfectly playable framerate.

As for metro2033, that is a notoriously hard game to run. Using that as a basis for saying that the 580 is not capable of running most modern games is kindof like saying that graphics cards were horrible 4 years ago because they could not run crysis the day it came out.

And lastly, you really need to learn some manners. Ranting and insulting others on the internet belittles yourself and this forum. Lets try to keep a little civility on ocn.
+1

and i agree with SLI 580s... and hey... if you get a little more cash, maybe you can do tri SLI 580s
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