580 with more RAM or Clock? Tags: Graphics Cards RAM Memory Graphics Product Last response: August 25, 2011 11:01 PM in Graphics & Displays Share STOPOT 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 More about : 580 ram clock Gman450 a b U Graphics card August 25, 2011 4:53:17 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. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l STOPOT 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. m 0 l Related resources 10 GB of different ram clocks or 8 GB with the same clock ? - Forum RAM clock speed - Forum RAM CL9 vs Cl10 and Clock speed question... - Forum Higher Clock Rate or More Cores? - Forum Is memory size or clock speed more important in a graphics card? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cuecuemore a b U Graphics card August 25, 2011 6:55:10 PM What resolution are you at? That's the biggest factor. m 0 l STOPOT 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. m 0 l starravier August 25, 2011 7:43:41 PM Honestly one GTX 580 is more then enough. m 0 l STOPOT August 25, 2011 7:49:48 PM But which one? More RAM for future protection or more clock for now? m 0 l cuecuemore a b U Graphics card August 25, 2011 8:18:40 PM I'd get the 3GB at that resolution, many games use 2GB+ VRAM at that resolution. m 0 l STOPOT 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? m 0 l cuecuemore a b U Graphics card 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. m 0 l 17seconds a c 624 U Graphics card a b } Memory 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'... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedShould i get a CPU with more cores or a higher clock rate? Forum SolvedMore Cores or More Clock Speed for Multitasking Forum SolvedIs clock speed more important than latency? Forum SolvedGTX 770 VRAM or GPU Clock more important? Forum SolvedGeneral GPU questions; More Clock speed over V-Mem, best bang-for-buck Forum SolvedMore important: memory clock speeds or core clock speeds Forum SolvedG-Skill RAM running at half of it's clock rate. Forum SolvedRAM not running at the correct clock speed? (via 3DMark) Forum SolvedI need more RAM but don't know which RAM to get? Forum SolvedBuy RAM now and buying more later Forum SolvedAdding more ram to the system Forum SolvedDoes adding more ram decrease boot times? Forum SolvedMore important core clock or memory clock Forum SolvedMonitor wont start with more than 4gb Ram!? Forum SolvedUpgrading to SSD, should I get more ram or a new headset? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !