My two GTX 560TI's have been great but I really can't wait to see what these MSI cards can do. The non-reference Lightnings are IMO the best single-gpu cards money can buy at the moment. Can't wait to get benching!
The non-reference Lightnings are IMO the best single-gpu cards money can buy at the moment. Can't wait to get benching!
With all the drawbacks of the dual GPU cards, I would go as far as to say that the 580 Lightnings (& 580 SOC's) are the best video cards out there, period. At some point, the aesthetics of gaming with a quiet and cool card trump the performance advantages of the 590/6990. Basically, there's nothing a high-end 580 can't do on a single monitor that would require you to have a 590/6990 instead.
How were the $550 worth of twin 560Ti cards (out only two months?) lacking (and in what games), just out of curiosity?
The 560Ti's were not lacking in any way. I just decided that I had the extra cash so why not go with the best? I was able to max out every game I have with the SLI 560's but I like to benchmark and I was getting beat pretty bad by 470's so a change was necessary. Now I look forward to having the upper hand....
After gaming on an AGP (gasp!) system for too many years, when the time came to upgrade there was no question I was going with a $500 best of the best/no compromise video card. Sometime, you just gotta go for it. I'm glad I did.