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Alternative to EVGA GTX-580 3gig Classified

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a c 230 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:05:47 AM

Have two systems upstairs .....

Son No. 2 - (1) GTX 580 @ 800 Mhz w/ 60 Hz IPS monitor
Son No. 3 - (2) GTX 560 Ti's @ 1000Mhz w/ 120 Hz TN monitor

Given the choice to play any game, I'm sitting at Son No. 3's .... never seen microstuttering .... Oh I can run fraps and see the numbers .... subjectively I see no effect.

As for ya question, I see no advantage to 3GB at 1920 x 1200.

As for "unobtanium" ..... 3GB model in stock at newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:08:29 AM

I was considering the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme which has 3GB of VRAM but then I read this review and decided that an overclocked GTX 570 will perform within 10% of the GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme for 40% less in cost:

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/msi_gtx570_1280mb_...

The only case where the GTX 580 is better is in Metro 2033 at a super high resolution. Also take a look at the minimum framerates; pretty impressive and close to the GTX 580.
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November 6, 2011 1:11:19 AM

Since this card is unobtainium I would like recommendations on an alternative.
My goal is BF3 @ 1080p Ultra.
Only Nvidia as i need cuda for video encoding/editing.
Want 3gig because its more than 1.5 gig??
Really don't want to do SLI as I'm concerned about micro-stuttering.
What say they!

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a c 609 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:17:38 AM

The MSI Lightning Extreme has 3Gb and upgraded components.
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a c 143 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:26:24 AM

well, since you're not going to exceed 1080P, the 1.5 GB is very sufficient so you can take of the idea of the 3GB version and consider a SuperOverclocked GTX 580 1.5 GB
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a c 253 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:42:00 AM

EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $589.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can stick with Evga because they do offer a gtx 580 3gb regular version or you can wait for the classified to become available. They do have them on Newegg but everytime they get some they sell out right away and if you are luckey you can catch one. Then again you could check out this card;

http://www.evga.com/articles/00656/
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-156... 500 Series Family&sw=

They are also coming out with this card;

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=015-P3-158... 500 Series Family&sw=

So many choices.
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a c 253 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:49:58 AM

EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $589.99


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130655

You can stick with Evga because they do offer a gtx 580 3gb regular version or you can wait for the classified to become available. They do have them on Newegg but everytime they get some they sell out right away and if you are luckey you can catch one. Then again you could check out this card;

http://www.evga.com/articles/00656/
http://www.evga.com/products/moreI [...] ly=GeForce 500 Series Family&sw=

They are also coming out with this card;

http://www.evga.com/products/moreI [...] ly=GeForce 500 Series Family&sw=

So many choices.

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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:51:05 AM

gtx580 1. 5 gb version is a beast. and from what i know, the 3gb is about $100 more expensive.
you are much more likely to run out of brute GPU performance than be bottlenecked by VRAM. so a good gtx580 1.5gb should be good.

that said, BF3 at ultra @1080p needs something more than a 580.
it basically needs 2x570. if you have the cash, this is 2x570 is better than a single 580.
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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 1:52:32 AM

What video editing will you be using? Adobe? Don't think it supports sli for the acceleration. Only 1 gpu.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 10:27:13 AM

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