I have 2 GTX 480's....I have so Christmas money to spend...so i was debating whether i should update to a GTX 580 or maybe a third GTX 480???? I have a corsair 800d liquid cooled rig...so cooling isn't an issue. I am using this rig primarily for gaming...i do some internet surfing and word processing. Any input is appreciated....thx
our Core i7 965X processor is overclocked at default at 3750 MHz, and man .. it's just not enough to satisfy three GTX 480 cards most of the time. And that makes sense as it's just such a truckload of raw GPU horsepower. said:
our Core i7 965X processor is overclocked at default at 3750 MHz, and man .. it's just not enough to satisfy three GTX 480 cards most of the time. And that makes sense as it's just such a truckload of raw GPU horsepower.
In terms of any value, Id say it's stupid to upgrade. In terms of performance, if you have a good OC on your 980x, you will see improvement. So if you have a crazy amount of money you want to blow, go ahead and upgrade.
so essentially, you're gaming resolution is 1920*1080, right? Can't really game on 2 monitors effectively, usually, either 1 or 3. At that resolution, you'd see minimal advantage. If you have enough $$, I'd suggest getting a 30", for a higher resolution.
yes, you will see an advantage at that resolution, and if you use that and the other 2 monitors to run surround at 5670*1080, you will benefit from it more. Is it enough to justify the difference in price, no. Like I said, it really depends on personal preference and how you want to spend your money.
@microterf....thx for the help man....maybe ill wait until the 6990 so maybe there would be a price drop in the 580...but yea for now i think ill jus stick to 2 480s cuz of bottleneck with 3...but thx for the info