Originally Posted by thealex132;13126058
Masked actually owns (indirectly or directly) several 590's and 580's so I am sure he would know better
The lightening is better, due to its buffed PCB and overall design and quality. But MSI ref and EVGA ref are exactly the same, heck all the ref 580's are exactly the same.
We have to have at least 1 of every card in our systems...plus whatever the "kids" want in the office...
590 owners are NOT having heat issues, there are no reports of such on [H], here or Evga...So unfortunately, I'm going to shoot that down as 100% bull****.
That being said, scaling craps after 3 slots...So, 2x590s DO and will beat 3x580's however, as Alex so politely pointed out, unless you're rocking surround, it really doesn't matter.
Also, who's to say if he's an enthusiast or not?
2x cards generate less heat than 3x cards and if he had them on liquid, OC'ing 2 cards in a loop is a significantly different delta than 3.
I stand by my original statement.
P.S. 5 users complaining about heat, doesn't mean the 590's are having heat issues, that means 5 people's cases, aren't properly rigged for air