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12-16-2010 04:28 AM
diddler1979
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Originally Posted by _craven_;11667312 
which GTX 580 should I go then? The cheapest one I know is Point of View GTX 580 but I don't know is it good or not?

They are all pretty much based off the reference design at the moment. I overclocked my 580's and didn't notice that much more in performance either btw.
12-16-2010 03:53 AM
_craven_ which GTX 580 should I go then? The cheapest one I know is Point of View GTX 580 but I don't know is it good or not?
12-16-2010 02:45 AM
MoBeeJ 3D needs rendering power => more cores => 580 in general.
3 monitors take more v-ram so again 580's 1.5g is better.
So i say 580s all the way. Sli, 3-way, watercooled, oc...etc
12-16-2010 02:36 AM
diddler1979 I'm using a similar setup and have to say I don't really like 3D surround. This is mainly because of the glasses. You end up seeing the side monitors in your perihperal vision outside of the glasses and it screws it up. I much prefer just using 2D surround for gaming and 3D on a single monitor.

You can see my surround videos on my Youtube channel.
12-16-2010 01:50 AM
_craven_ Is it true that Nvidia cards won't go to 2D mode when idle if using more than 1 display? So the card won't go to power saving mode and always use the max power even if it's idle.
12-16-2010 01:19 AM
Sanders54 I agree with Varjo.
12-16-2010 01:17 AM
_craven_
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Originally Posted by Varjo;11666744 
The above advice is wrong. I run 3x 30 inch monitors, it's roughly the same bandwidth that you'll be running. The issue is, in surround and especially 3D, tri SLI doesn't scale nearly as well as it does in normal circumstances.

I have played a ton with both gtx480 sli and tri sli. There is only a small difference between them. TBH, the limiting factor is frame buffer (VRam) and texture units.

I would get 2x gtx580s. DO NOT GET 570s or 470s, at that res you need all the TMUs and memory bandwidth you can get. The normal rules of scaling don't apply the same way.


So yea.... get 2x gtx580 and be happy.

OK thanks for your suggestion biggrin.gif
May I ask how many FPS increase do you get from one card to SLI to 3-Way SLI in your configuration? It's hard to find a GTX 580 review that using multi-monitor display.
12-16-2010 01:12 AM
Pascal1973 Get 2 580's, you don't need 3 cards, scaling of the 3rd card is horrible in 3D Surround.I have about the same setup, i dedicate 1 GTX480 to Physx for 3D surround, i found that i have less driver related issues using 2 cards.
12-16-2010 01:09 AM
Woundingchaney He need 580 sli not 3x 570, he will need the vram.
12-16-2010 01:07 AM
Varjo The above advice is wrong. I run 3x 30 inch monitors, it's roughly the same bandwidth that you'll be running. The issue is, in surround and especially 3D, tri SLI doesn't scale nearly as well as it does in normal circumstances.

I have played a ton with both gtx480 sli and tri sli. There is only a small difference between them. TBH, the limiting factor is frame buffer (VRam) and texture units.

I would get 2x gtx580s. DO NOT GET 570s or 470s, at that res you need all the TMUs and memory bandwidth you can get. The normal rules of scaling don't apply the same way.


So yea.... get 2x gtx580 and be happy.
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