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Poll Results: What to do.

Poll expired: Apr 27, 2011  
  • 54% (30)
    Keep the SLI EVGA 570s
  • 36% (20)
    Get that beastly Asus Direct CU GTX 580
  • 9% (5)
    Other, please explain
55 Total Votes  
post #11 of 54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nagle3092 View Post
You'll get more out of the 570s though than 1 580 if you choose to wait and sell them.
True, or use the 580 as a monster Physx card for a new keplar setup
But also at the same time getting more out of selling the 570s. Im still losing more money in the end..

Also that Asus 580 might never get sold. Its just so damn sexy.
post #12 of 54
If you need VRAM, go AMD.
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post #13 of 54
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
But with a multi monitor setup the 570s would choke out on Vram.. I like my settings MAXXED... If keplar turns out to be nothing special.. SLI Direct CU 580s it is... idk, Kinda seems like I have my mind made up, But I still havent voted on my own poll.. Im pretty lost atm tbh.
really? choke on vram? if sli only uses one card's vram, maybe, i don't know for sure

but if both card's ram is used i don't see vram really being a factor
Edited by phantasmor - 4/23/11 at 2:01pm
post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by Stefy View Post
If you need VRAM, go AMD.
Or get a 3gb 580.
 
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post #15 of 54
Really up to you, those 570s are beasts judging by the scores you've put up on the bot (you're doing good there, run all the 3d benchies & single & sli before you sell if you do sell).
If you'll be just as happy with a single card having a few extra bucks in your pocket & losing less $ in the long run isn't a bad idea.
    
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post #16 of 54
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Originally Posted by phantasmor View Post
really? choke on vram? if sli only uses one card's vram, maybe, i don't know for sure

but if both card's ram is used i don't see vram really being a factor
The vram in SLI and Crossfire work kinda like a RAID-1 array of disks in terms of their 'storage capacity'

IOW, the effective vram capacity of all the cards in a multi-gpu setup is = whatever card has the lowest memory capacity in the set.

Just like with multiple HD's in RAID-0, in SLI/Xfire, the same data has to be mirrored across all the cards in the set.

@OP: personally, I'd stick with the SLI 570's you've already bought ... unless you need the $200, or you find some crazy good deal on a 580.
    
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post #17 of 54
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
The vram in SLI and Crossfire work kinda like a RAID-1 array of disks in terms of their 'storage capacity'

IOW, the effective vram capacity of all the cards in a multi-gpu setup is = whatever card has the lowest memory capacity in the set.

Just like with multiple HD's in RAID-0, in SLI/Xfire, the same data has to be mirrored across all the cards in the set.

@OP: personally, I'd stick with the SLI 570's you've already bought ... unless you need the $200, or you find some crazy good deal on a 580.
so basically, would vram be a factor in multi monitor setups?
post #18 of 54
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Originally Posted by phantasmor View Post
so basically, would vram be a factor in multi monitor setups?
Huge factor. I sold one of my 570s acouple weeks ago and am now planning to step up to a 580 soon when my step up almost runs out. Theres some pretty good deals on 570s but I'm holding out. It's hard though.
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Huge factor. I sold one of my 570s acouple weeks ago and am now planning to step up to a 580 soon when my step up almost runs out. Theres some pretty good deals on 570s but I'm holding out. It's hard though.
so if i wanted to do multi monitor i would go single 580 3gb over sli 560 or 570, but if i was going from sli 570s i would definitely sli that 580.... eventually......
post #20 of 54
I voted other.

Sell the 570s and get a EVGA 3GB 580 when they launch soon.

Otherwise, I'd say get the DCII 580, it truly is an amazing card.
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