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Is it way overkill to get a single GTX580, if you just use this resolution only?

-1920x1200

I saw a thread where someoen said its way overkill. But is there any confirm for that?
Otherwise, I'll just grap a GTX570 instead.
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You'd be fine with a 570.
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Yeah you'll be just fine with a 570. My 5850 plays everything at 1080p and the 570 is much more powerful than that.
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get a 580......trust me
    
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post #5 of 128
I'm not too familiar with the term overkill, but you should definitely get a 580 and not have to worry about upgrading in the near future or adding on another monitor.
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Well you should be maxing out most games at that res! Probably could with a gtx 570 too!! Hey this is OCN! What does overkill mean?
GET THE gtx 580!!!
PS. dont forget to post your system specs, in the user cp.
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Overkill is condoned and usually recommended on OCN But the 570 will suit you fine, but personally I prefer to go a step above when making purchases like that. I personally prefer to spend the extra money up front for a product that will last longer than spending lesser amounts and having to do it more often to "keep up".
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If you have the money for a GTX 580 get it. You wont regret it.
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post #9 of 128
580 all the way all ive been readin on ocn lately is everyone having their 570's blow up get the 580 more future proof and most likely wont blow up after 3 days
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I have the GTX 580 phantom, it's not worth the money, the whole idea of having a £467 graphics card that can't run all the games I want to run, is ridiculous.

I can't max out Crysis still. With x16Q AA I get 20-28FPS, with 0 AA, I get 38-60FPS, I can't run Crysis without having Vsync on either. If I take Vsync off, it crashes/freezes.

I suggest you get an HD 6970, better than a GTX 570 in most games, and if you have enough dosh for a GTX 580, you may be tempted by HD 6970 CF, which would be a complete beast.

I hope you find what you're looking for anyway, if I were you I'd get the cheapest card I could, and wait for kepler. My idea is to get an HD 6970 now, RMA my GTX 580, and wait for kepler, saved myself £170, and I can then either get another HD 6970, or sell mine, and get kepler...

It's up to you anyway!

Good luck! Don't let anyone but yourself influence your choice without solid information.

I'm not saying what I've said is solid information either, this is just my findings, and I have an i7 2600k so bottlenecking shouldn't be an issue... :/
    
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