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GTX 580 SLI vs GTX 590 for Editing

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Which is better for editing? GTX 580 in SLI or the GTX 590? I do video editing and some 3D stuff in 3ds max and learning maya. I am also Getting into sound editing and such. I have 12gb 1600mhz Kingston Ram, i7 920, Asus Rampage II Extreme, 1220 Watt Power supply, and 2 GTX 580s (Black Ops Edition). I am asking because I have the option to return my 580s for full refund and get the GTX 590 if I wish. I also play games of course.
post #2 of 18
Keep the 580's. The GTX 590 doesn't overclock as high and is only used if you have only one slot.

Even at stock, the gtx 580 sli has more power since the 590 is downclocked.

Edit: And since you already have them, I see no point of switching.
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You should check out some benches, they would give you an idea of how fast 2 580s are compared to the 590. It's also important to remember that 2 580s is pretty much 1 grand, while 1 590 is around 800 bucks. Even if the 580s were better, I don't think they'd be worth 1 grand. Don't get me wrong though, 2 580s would be RAPE.
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Yes they are definitely doing the job for me atm. I just want the best for Video editing since I see the GTX 590 has 3gb of VRam as apposed to the GTX 580s 1.5gb. I understand 2 equals 3gbs but is it possible to use all the video ram in editing programs while in SLI? I have seen benchmarks and the GTX 580s SLI seem to be a tad better than the GTX 590 but you can easily OC those GF110 chips to outperform the 580 itself. Thus making a 590, essentially 2 580's on one pcb. What do you guys think?
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GTX590 is a waste of technology since they didn't allow it to overclock that great.
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post #6 of 18
Keep the 580s. 512 x2 Cuda cores are great for 3d editing I believe you can have programs use both cards for cuda acceleration but i don't know off the top of my head.

I believe audio editing is more CPU than GPU so no problem there.
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Alright, keeping both cards. Thanks.
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Keep the cards, and an extra recommendation: Edit your videos using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 or Sony Vegas Pro, they both have CUDA acceleration. And BTW, it doesn't matter if the cards are in SLI or not, for video edition, there's no difference in performance AFAIK.
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post #9 of 18
gtx580 seems to be the safer bet right now
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post #10 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Icekilla;12924644 
And BTW, it doesn't matter if the cards are in SLI or not, for video edition, there's no difference in performance AFAIK.

It doesnt matter? I do use Premiere CS5 and Vegas Pro. But I always though the GPU did matter. Sorry for my acronym noobiness but idk what AFAIK is.
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