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580 with more RAM or Clock?

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August 25, 2011 3:32:53 PM

Hey,
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

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August 25, 2011 6:27:32 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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August 25, 2011 6:55:10 PM

What resolution are you at? That's the biggest factor.
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August 25, 2011 7:24:34 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.
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August 25, 2011 7:43:41 PM

Honestly one GTX 580 is more then enough.
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August 25, 2011 7:49:48 PM

But which one? More RAM for future protection or more clock for now?
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August 25, 2011 8:18:40 PM

I'd get the 3GB at that resolution, many games use 2GB+ VRAM at that resolution.
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August 25, 2011 8:48:35 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?
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August 25, 2011 10:08:58 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.
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August 25, 2011 11:01:12 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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