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Its kinda funny how people are about to kill each other over a review. There is very little difference in the avg. fps when adding the 5 games, its less than 4 fps. You can also get a Sparkle GTX 580 now days for $450 at Newegg. At the end of the day its all up to the buyer getting what they like to have for their setup. At this price range is all about what I want not what can I afford.
It is amusing that people are jumping to the conclusion that their nVidia cards can't match AMD cards in the price/performance sector.

But the thing I think most people are forgetting are the other reasons to buy a card such as:

Noise
Heat
Power Consumption
Aesthetics
VRM Cooler
Exhaust direction
Size
Overclock ability

Just to name a few, and I do agree with you, it is what you want, not what you can afford, and if I did that, I would probably be bankrupt.

I opted for the single GPU solution, it is handling everything smoothly, but the FPS isn't great on most games, barely get over 30fps in Rift with a £467 graphics card!

So this is the reason I'm not impressed, and with regards to how well games are made these days, I think game designers are missing something, there is no way that I should be getting 30fps in Rift on a GTX 580 3GB @ 1920x1200 lol!

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That makes no sense. How can you say @ $1000 it about what you want. The Want factor is limitless and no budget can fulfill. Quad SLI GTX 580 3GB Watercooled can easy go for $3000.
Usually people that can spend 1k or more on video cards are not too worried if they get bang for the buck. They buy what they like. Not everyone is on a budget and thats one think that a lot of people dont get around here. If you buy the flagship gpu you will never get bang for your buck.
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RIFT is a bad game, and almost as badly optimized as WoW. actually it's worse.

FFXIV is notoriously unoptimized and yet still plays smoother than rift. your 580 isn't letting you down.
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RIFT is a bad game, and almost as badly optimized as WoW. actually it's worse.

FFXIV is notoriously unoptimized and yet still plays smoother than rift. your 580 isn't letting you down.
Well my friend has a GTX 570, and is getting 60FPS constant. Not the case with me!

Wonder why :/
    
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Usually people that can spend 1k or more on video cards are not too worried if they get bang for the buck.
True & False

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They buy what they like.
True & False

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Not everyone is on a budget...
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...and thats one thing that a lot of people dont get around here.
And the same people you speak of, many would care less about that

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If you buy the flagship gpu you will never get bang for your buck
False All depends what you're comparing it to
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Well my friend has a GTX 570, and is getting 60FPS constant. Not the case with me!

Wonder why :/
i was getting 28 fps over this weekend(quit btw, games is ****) and i just figured that it was crap optimization, even though i'm playing at 5860x1080. i've seen fps all over the place in Rift.
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Usually people that can spend 1k or more on video cards are not too worried if they get bang for the buck. They buy what they like. Not everyone is on a budget and thats one think that a lot of people dont get around here. If you buy the flagship gpu you will never get bang for your buck.


People who buy by a budget, aren't buying flag ship cards.
They will usually buy a mid-range card. Or maybe two of them for a cheaper price and better performance than a flag ship card.

A couple of 560s or a couple of 6870s for example.
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People who buy by a budget, aren't buying flag ship cards.
They will usually buy a mid-range card. Or maybe two of them for a cheaper price and better performance than a flag ship card.

A couple of 560s or a couple of 6870s for example.
Not true, you would just have a higher budget. I'm surprised as to the number of people in this thread using flagship cards running low resolutions or one monitor.

However, I had a budget and it included a flagship card and an eyefinity setup of 5760x1200, so the article was very relevant in my case. I'm guessing there aren't very many people in this thread have wifeys
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1000$ against 1000$. 2 cards against 2 cards.
Personally, I am pleased with the review because it gives me something to look forward to (Eyefinity ) and the thought of having a Tri-Xfire setup for a $1000 over a dual SLI setup that cost the same, sounds great to me. Similar power consumption for better gameplay @ the same cost for a pair of 580s is simply cool to me. Now if I was interested in 3D Surround, this article would not matter to me.
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Well everyone is sort of still on topic, you can't stop a thread from going off on tangents, everyone is entitled to their own say, no matter if it's slightly off topic.

I like how threads change topics, it's almost like, we have a huge congregation of thoughts/opinions, and we make a thread decision, and that's the direction we all go, someone will say something epic, and a few people will have a gripe with it, or agree with it. And that will be the end of it.

However, I do believe that this post is also off topic, as is the previous post about the fact we're going off topic, if I'm going to be picky that is, ahah!

I honestly couldn't care less, if you want to read about the review, it is there on the first page, that is why you can navigate a thread!

Negates the use of thread browsing if we all had to stick 100% strictly to the topic at hand!

Anyway, as it stands I wouldn't assume AMD are slaughtering nVidia in that price range, I still think we have more to see from nVidia to be honest, their drivers will improve even more over time, and the GTX 580 as a single card, is fantastic, that is the benefit of the GTX 580, 580 SLI is a different story as you can see, and as I've previously stated the lack of VRAM on the original design is noticeable, and I can't believe more people haven't just said, look, AMD have more VRAM = win at higher resolutions.

The GTX 580 is the single fastest GPU around at the moment. And just having one of them is great. Aside from a few badly designed games, such as Rift, which I have literally just unsubscribed to now, as I really can't be bothered with an MMORPG at the moment, cause they're all rubbish! Too many changes to my class already, I have no idea what I'm doing anymore, and I don't want to have to relearn my character over and over again ANYWAY MOVING ONWARDS AND UPWARDS....

I would say AMD and nVidia are almost on par, with the exception that the GTX 580 rules all single GPU cards (currently).
    
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