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Congrats OP. You're absolutely going to love your 580. Join the GTX 500 series owners club.

We can give you the pointers you need to get the most out of your card.

Enjoy the new found power! devil.gif
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Originally Posted by Stefy;13150150 
It's a fast card.

Not so good price/performance wise. I'd definitely look into other options.

And what would that be?

Pairing two inferior AMD cards for a loud and hot combination? Not worth it.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13150319 
Congrats OP. You're absolutely going to love your 580. Join the GTX 500 series owners club.

We can give you the pointers you need to get the most out of your card.

Enjoy the new found power! devil.gif
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Originally Posted by Stefy;13150150 
It's a fast card.

Not so good price/performance wise. I'd definitely look into other options.


And what would that be?

Pairing two inferior AMD cards for a loud and hot combination? Not worth it.

What Blackbalt89 said x2. If he cared for price he wouldn't of bought the GTX 580. Why would he want less performance?

Maybe you didn't read OP post, It's in the mail already and no return, only VGA Replacement. Plus he only paid $450 so your price/performance arugument dosen't have much weight anylonger in this case.

If the GTX 580 stays this low in price, this would be the best solution for performance and decent price per higher performance. wink.gif Not taking anything away from the AMD 6970 btw, it's a great card price / performance. Just this OP already made his choice and it was a good one. Again congrats!
     
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you gona notice a huge difference a 580 is at list 3 times stronger

with 1 of my GTX580 I get in games about double FPS then I get with my GTX285 in my second rig...

so ya a huge huge upgrade smile.gif

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Let me put it this way, I went from 3x GTX260 core 216's to 2x GTX580's originally before I picked up my 3rd. The performance doubled, that's how powerful these cards are. I realize you bought one, but you are going to see a dramatic increase over the 2x GTS250's.
 
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@ OP, my GTX 295 ran games much smoother than 2x 9800GTX+s in SLI and in average it was about twice as fast. My GTX 470 OC'ed gave me a bit more performance over the 295 and gave far more fluent gameplay. In other words you've just purchased one hell of an upgrade! You just can't compare SLI 250s and a 580, congrats smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;13150319 
Congrats OP. You're absolutely going to love your 580. Join the GTX 500 series owners club.

We can give you the pointers you need to get the most out of your card.

Enjoy the new found power! devil.gif



And what would that be?

Pairing two inferior AMD cards for a loud and hot combination? Not worth it.

Totally not a fanboy rolleyes.gif

OP enjoy the fastest single GPU on the market, it will feel cool smile.gif
I used to know that feeling tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13151527 
Totally not a fanboy rolleyes.gif

OP enjoy the fastest single GPU on the market, it will feel cool smile.gif
I used to know that feeling tongue.gif

I had that once but I totally hated that card. It was a GTX 285 btw.
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Thanks guys!

So should i throw one of my GTS-250,S in for physx ? Would it make a difference?

i run a 9800gtx+ for physx along side with my 580, on the arkum asylum bench i got higher max, and avg, the min was a couple lower but with the average higher i left it. i also get higher marks in 3d mark scores, physx was made to be maxed out on a 8800 gts.

just test it man, i found it to be a help, and having 2 cards in your computer look way coolder also biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by thealex132;13151527 
Totally not a fanboy rolleyes.gif

OP enjoy the fastest single GPU on the market, it will feel cool smile.gif
I used to know that feeling tongue.gif

Uhhhh. I was hardcore AMD until I saw what Nvidia was doing.

I had and swore by my 6870 until I laid my eyes and ears on the GTX 570.

So no, not a fanboy.

Have you heard 6950/70s? Have you heard the 570/80?

The fact that I can now have a semi-quiet system with one side over the other doesn't make me a fan boy. It makes me someone who seeks the best noise/performance ratio, not the best performance/ dollar.

Fact: My 6870 was louder and hotter than my GTX 570. So I went Nvidia. I simply follow what suits my needs.
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Congratulations mate! That is great!
Have fun unboxing it and enjoy your new card!
It is definitely amazing!
    
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