Hey guys. I'm thinking about upgrading my GTX 285 and I need some advice. My 3 best options (within around $1000) I can see are:
1). A single GTX 590
2). Dual GTX 580's
3). Wait and see what happens with the GTX 6xx series (although some reports say that's not coming till 2012 now and I'd love this in time for Skyrim, BF3 etc)
This rig is used for programming, web design and gaming with a small amount of video/3d rendering happening as well. Since I own Nvidia 3d Vision technology I am really only considering Nvidia cards. I've also learned about using a slower card as a dedicated physx card, and I'm considering keeping my GTX 285 around for that task (although it might be overkill with 2 580's).
hmm well I have two way SLI gtx's 580 and a gtx 285 only for physx. yeah it might be overkill, but you will have no problems running everything at max settings, and what is more; is that you are able to do higher overclock than a single gtx 590. for example my system runs BF3 at ultra settings between 80 & 150 FPs.
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