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580 with more RAM or Clock?
Aug 25, 2011, 3:32 PM
Should I get a 580 with 3GB RAM with 772MHZ 3GB or 1536MB with 832MHZ?
1.5GB has 4200 memory clock, 3GB has 4000 memory clock. Thanks
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011, 4:53 PM
Well are you talking about the MSI GTX 580 3GB Lightning XE ?
Well, unless you're thinking of playing games at higher resolutions like that of triple screens or more, there isn't much use for it.
Aug 25, 2011, 6:27 PM
What about future proofing? If I get one of these now, then when price drops in the future or when I need it, SLI them.
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Aug 25, 2011, 6:55 PM
What resolution are you at? That's the biggest factor.
Aug 25, 2011, 7:24 PM
I have 27'' monitor so the resolution is a bit weird. Its 2560 x 1440, but I can play on 1920 x 1080 if needed.
Aug 25, 2011, 7:43 PM
Honestly one GTX 580 is more then enough.
Aug 25, 2011, 7:49 PM
But which one? More RAM for future protection or more clock for now?
Aug 25, 2011, 8:18 PM
I'd get the 3GB at that resolution, many games use 2GB+ VRAM at that resolution.
Aug 25, 2011, 8:48 PM
Ok, at the 3gb level I have 2 to choose from. 1 from EVGA at stock clock and 1 from MSI at 832. Which one is good? I know MSI will probably be better but I mean is it needed?
Aug 25, 2011, 10:08 PM
I'd get the MSI, it will stay cooler and overclock better. EVGA is very well thought of, though, so you can't go wrong on this one, IMO.
Aug 25, 2011, 11:01 PM
I have heard that it's possible to get a 3GB model at stock speeds and overclock it to a speed faster than 832 mhz. I'm just sayin'...
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