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GTX 580...is it overkill and is it worth it???

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September 19, 2011 6:01:16 PM

Welcome to my dumbest thread that I have eva' created!!!

I just wanted to know if my plan is awesome or just plain stupid. My plan is to buy one GTX 580, wait for 5 years, then buy another GTX 580 in the future. Would this be reasonable or just completely stupid? Can I be able to combine my GTX 580 with another GTX card (in the future.)

OR should I just do SLI 560 Ti's so it can amount to $450?

Please help : /

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:05:27 PM

The 580 will be outdated over 5 years by processor, vram version, dx version and a lot more, so stupid to buy another one over 5 year then. Better now buy 560 ti sli or 6950 cfx or just wait till begin 2012 and go for the new series. ( sli or cfx ) You won't be able to sli with other future gtx card i think..
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a b U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:05:31 PM

it kind of depends on what you are doing with your PC, but 5 years down the road to sli a 580... in 5 years we may be looking at single cards as powerful as 2 580's. The xfire 6950 can handle anything you throw at it, and is a better price point.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:17:50 PM

and the best choice would be to wait until 2012, HD 7950 is gonna be 2 GB XDR2 "the rambus technology that is said to be twice faster than GDDR5, with 1 GHz GPU frequency and 28 nm architecture, generally this seies is supposed to be over the HD 6990.
so if you buy now a GTX 580 you'll be happy and max out any game, but if you wait you'll get a more future proof card
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September 19, 2011 6:21:05 PM

I see then. Thanks for you quick responses! I just posted this just right now : D

So should I go with the 560 Ti's or Crossfire 6970's or Crossfire 6950's??

OR just wait for the end to world in 2012 to see what is in store because I actually do plan on buying my components in December and January.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:22:30 PM

IF you CF 6950 / 6970 both will beat GTX 580, AMD 6K series scales better in CF than GTX 5K series in SLI
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:23:11 PM

6950 2G.
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September 19, 2011 6:29:54 PM

Geeksire said:
...Can I be able to combine my GTX 580 with another GTX card (in the future.)...

GreenDutchAlien said:
...You won't be able to sli with other future gtx card i think..


Well, in 5 years time you definitely wouldn't be able to (or if you could somehow you definitely wouldn't want to). The only way I can see it being possible is if it's like the 8800GT/9800GT (which it wouldn't be since we're talking about a 5 yr gap), which are basically the same card (and then for instance flashing the 9800GT w/ an 8800GT BIOS). But yeah, if you don't plan on buying til Dec/Jan, I wouldn't even worry about it until we know more about the GTX 600 and HD 7000 series cards.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 6:33:14 PM

with the Extreme Evolution in the Gaming world, we can't predict any GPU to last for 5 Years, maybe it will be still good for any game as a normal visual but the question is "will be GTX 580 or Even 590 max out any game after 2 years without a lag of performance ? no one ever can predict what's gonna be in the gaming Industry.
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September 19, 2011 6:37:17 PM

All right thanks. I think I will then wait for what the other cards have to offer in December and January. THANKS ALL!!!
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September 19, 2011 6:54:29 PM

Best answer selected by Geeksire.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
September 19, 2011 8:32:47 PM

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