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Is the GeForce GTX 590 overkill for me?

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November 9, 2011 9:51:06 PM

My new system currently has my old nVidia 9800GT 1GB card, seems to be okay with my new system, not sure if I'm blind to what I could have with a better card.

This is what I built:
-i7-2600K
-Asus P8Z68-V Pro
-Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866
-4 HDD
-1 SSD
-1 Optical
-onboard audio
-900W Power supply

Using two 24" LCD's.

My main use is Photoshop CS5 with Raw files, Lightroom 3 and Premiere Pro CS5.5.
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 9:56:55 PM

Best bet is to get 2 GTx 580s or at least 1... built in 2 GPU isn't as good as a single card...
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 9:57:02 PM

Probably. Do any of your applications even benefit from multiple gpus?
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November 9, 2011 9:58:35 PM

Unless you play fast action games, you are missing nothing.
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November 9, 2011 10:12:09 PM

I don't think any benefit from dual GPU, the 590 has more memory and the memory is faster. Would be nice to save $250 though!
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November 9, 2011 10:22:57 PM

Think of it this way. If you want to run 3 monitors and have the best FPS for Battlefield 3 at the current moment, get a GTX590. People say to get SLI GTX580 but it is really worth the extra cash when you can get something that is pretty much the same for for less? Think about it!
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November 9, 2011 11:25:54 PM

TaLLBaGeL said:
Think of it this way. If you want to run 3 monitors and have the best FPS for Battlefield 3 at the current moment, get a GTX590. People say to get SLI GTX580 but it is really worth the extra cash when you can get something that is pretty much the same for for less? Think about it!

2 GTx 580 vs 1 GTx 590 is already common sense if you know the spec of those two... the GTx 590 is a downclocked of dual 580 and plus you cant even OC the 590 high enough to reach the performance of 2 580... Trust me, the extra $250 is worthed and just plug 1 monitor to each GPU and you'll get 200+ FPS on every game(If it's 1GPU per monitor)...
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a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2011 11:25:55 PM

Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 3 and Premiere Pro CS5.5 doesnt do SLI as its a gaming feature.
Go with a single Gtx 580 first. But to speed up your work on it your disk setup is extremely important as well. Scratch disks in raid-0. See if you can get a cheap pci-e raid controller which makes a big difference.
Have a look here
http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html

and here
http://ppbm5.com/Background.html

Thats the benchmark for those apps your using.
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November 9, 2011 11:26:48 PM

legendkiller said:
2 GTx 580 vs 1 GTx 590 is already common sense if you know the spec of those two... the GTx 590 is a downclocked of dual 580 and plus you cant even OC the 590 high enough to reach the performance of 2 580... Trust me, the extra $250 is worthed and just plug 1 monitor to each GPU and you'll get 200+ FPS on every game(If it's 1GPU per monitor)...

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My main use is Photoshop CS5 with Raw files, Lightroom 3 and Premiere Pro CS5.5.
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November 10, 2011 12:48:17 AM

philflo said:
I don't think any benefit from dual GPU, the 590 has more memory and the memory is faster. Would be nice to save $250 though!


I think you are missing the point.

A strong graphics card like the GTX590 speeds up fast action graphically intensive games like first person shooters.
Otherwise, normal activity like HD movies does perfectly well with the integrated graphics, and your 9800GT is much better than that.
For your stated sage, I don't think ANY better graphics card will do any good.

Some apps can make use of the CUDA capability of Nvidia cards, but it does not take a $200 card to do that. If you think CUDA may help, then read up on it since I am no expert there.

If your interest is in gaming, then a GTX590 is about as good as it gets for a single card. Many would say that it is overkill, and not worth it unless you are into triple monitor surround gaming.

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November 10, 2011 1:23:32 AM

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Definitely use a CUDA/MPE capable video card. It can reduce rendering time by a factor 10 and assists with scaling on export, while improving export quality. SLI is no consideration, since it is not supported. For the time being ATI is out of the game and only nVidia cards with 1 GB+ video memory are worth considering.


http://ppbm5.com/Background.html
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November 10, 2011 1:47:43 AM

IF YOU ARE NOT USING THE 590 FOR GAMING THEN IT IS OVERKILL
I RECOMMEND U TO BUY ANY QUADRO GFX CARD BY NVIDIA FOR YOUR PHOTOSHOP AND OTHERS .
OR U MAY CONSIDER THE 6950 2GB in cf OR 560 Tis in sli FOR BETTER RESULT
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 1:53:31 AM

Quadro is a waste. Its low end gpus clocked slower for precision but double the price.
As you see here
http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
the Gtx 580 and 480 rule supreme here
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a b U Graphics card
November 10, 2011 2:00:44 AM

gnomio said:
Quadro is a waste. Its low end gpus clocked slower for precision but double the price.
As you see here
http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
the Gtx 580 and 480 rule supreme here

Of course... Quadro is a waste of money IF you dont use much CS5/CS5.5... Quadro is the best for 3D creation or something similar... Quadro made one of the success of something about a guy going to space to the moon and jumping around which is a 3D graphic design...
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November 10, 2011 2:45:43 AM

philflo said:
I don't think any benefit from dual GPU, the 590 has more memory and the memory is faster. Would be nice to save $250 though!


I'd like to point out a couple things. The 590 has the same amount of memory per GPU as a 580 does and it's actually clocked slower. They 3GB of memory is misleading. Each GPU only gets 1.5GB's of memory, and they do not share memory. Even when in SLI, you effectively are limited to 1.5GB of memory because each GPU will have to have a copy of the same info stored in it's memory.

You gain absolutely nothing with a 590 over a 580 for your purposes.
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November 10, 2011 3:00:20 AM

legendkiller said:
Of course... Quadro is a waste of money IF you dont use much CS5/CS5.5... Quadro is the best for 3D creation or something similar... Quadro made one of the success of something about a guy going to space to the moon and jumping around which is a 3D graphic design...

i mean hell thats the CS5 benchmark
http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
Spot the quadro.

Let me help you
Quadro 5000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$1,779.99


GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Now: $499.99




For 1300 less you get the better performance




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