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I have decided to get myself a GTX 580 (waiting for them to get in-stock ATM) but I don't know if I should get a dedicated PhysX card or save that cash for SLI later on (and I mean later)

I don't know a whole lot of games that support it, but I play Metro and Crysis.
I might be picking up Batman GOTY too but we'll see.
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    A GTX 580 is plenty for graphics and PhysX without the need for a dedicated PhysX card. Save the money for SLI.

    Here is an article explaining the PhysX effects found in Batman: Arkham Asylum and a comparison of the performance of some (older) video cards with and without various dedicated PhysX cards.
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/articles.php?articleid=138
  2. Thanks for the info matto, now for a closing question.

    Should I get it from GIGABYTE now or wait and buy it from EVGA?

    I don't know much about GIGABYTE's warranty but I do know EVGA has an amazing reputation.
  3. sowexly said:
    Thanks for the info matto, now for a closing question.

    Should I get it from GIGABYTE now or wait and buy it from EVGA?

    I don't know much about GIGABYTE's warranty but I do know EVGA has an amazing reputation.

    There will be practically no difference between the two cards as both are reference models (unless the EVGA has a factory overclock). So, I would compare the warranties of both and compare the extras that come in the box to judge overall value.

    For example, my PNY came with a full HDMI to mini-HDMI cable, which can cost quite a bit if purchased separately. By the way, PNY has a lifetime warranty, and sells at BestBuy.com for $499.
  4. I gotta pick something with PayPal as an option sadly, also GIGABYTE's does come with that also but only has a 3 year warranty.
  5. 3 years seems like a long time...
  6. Yeah 3 years does seem like it would fit the bill, but EVGA has rapid RMA services too (they just cost a lot)

    Perhaps I will go with my first instinct and get the GIGABYTE solution, but then the question is faster shipping or not :D
  7. I am a Gigabyte fan. I just got a Gigabyte 570 and it is everything that I ever wanted a GPU to be. Go giga!
  8. Well that's it, I ordered from Giga let's hope I don't regret it.

    Their warranty doesn't void if I OC right?
  9. sowexly said:
    Well that's it, I ordered from Giga let's hope I don't regret it.

    Their warranty doesn't void if I OC right?

    They have several models that are designed for overclocking, and I think they include overclocking software with the card.
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