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SLI GTX 570 VS GTX 590

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November 28, 2011 7:42:04 AM

Would you guys prefer SLI'd 570's or one 590?

I know the pricing is about 100 more if I go with the 590 for a marginal performance increase.

However, I'm also taking into consideration power consumption, and most importantly, heating.

Would running one 590 generate less heat than two 570's?

If that is the case, how much of a lower temperature will the card be and is that difference significant enough?

Thanks!

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November 28, 2011 8:07:15 AM

sli will generate more heat since cards r close to each other but an aftermarket cooler will be sufficiant. i would go with sli 560 ti its more than enough for 2days games and probably for the next 2 years
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 8:34:56 AM

2x 570 in SLI give roughly the same performance as a 590, is cheaper, but you have slightly less VRAM available. However, the 570's in SLI will definitely generate more heat and more noise, but it won't be a problem if your motherboard's PCIe slots are spaced apart enough. We need to know what the specific model your motherboard is to know for sure whether 570's in SLI are a good idea.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 8:40:04 AM

I prefer 570 SLI.
If you bought 2 570's non reference cards, the cooling on them would be much better than the cooling on a 590, you would be best to not have them sandwiched together. If you have 3 pci-e slots on your mobo it would be best to put one in the first slot and the other in the third slot for maximum ventilation and better cooling. Temperatures vary on your case ventilation, circulation, fans, and fan speed.
The 590 is a good choice if you don't have many slots or room to SLI.
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November 28, 2011 8:42:06 AM

i would just tell you that the gtx 570 sli will be a heatblast and a gtx 590 will perform better and produce less heat now its your turn
It depends on your choice that What you want to chose
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November 28, 2011 8:54:00 AM

guys did u at least ask him at wat res his playing because sli 570 is overkill for 1080 and under... maybe a single 570 is sufficiant
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a c 88 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 8:58:23 AM

SLI 570 is not overkill for 1080, most new games are demanding and need the extra juice.
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November 28, 2011 9:07:54 AM

u r probably right but the reason i said this because i have a single 1gb 6950 and it maxed out bf3 and as i recall bf3 is the most demanding game of the year and 6950 is the equivalent of 560ti so as a logical conclusion a single 570 would give u 60+ fps on all games maybe 4 the next few years.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 9:40:57 AM

tarekwm said:
u r probably right but the reason i said this because i have a single 1gb 6950 and it maxed out bf3 and as i recall bf3 is the most demanding game of the year and 6950 is the equivalent of 560ti so as a logical conclusion a single 570 would give u 60+ fps on all games maybe 4 the next few years.


Try playing crysis 2 with dx11 and high res textures, everything maxed on 1920x1080 :p .
edit: or Metro 2033 maxed.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 9:54:49 AM

1GB VRAM on a 6950? Such useless videocard for BF3... BF3 at MAX settings uses more than 1GB, it even uses more than 1.5GB of VRAM(1920x1080 Resolution), IDK how you not lag with 1GB VRAM but you definitely did lag instead of playing game smooth...
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 9:55:47 AM

Taking in consideration heating and power consumption, a single 590 would be the most appropriate suggestionm at this point, as it leaves room for a future 590 SLI config.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 10:03:03 AM

GTX 570 SLI will be faster and cheaper. But Will have less VRAM, More Power Taken and warmer. But I think less VRAM will be ok, Make sure your PSU is enough and it is better to have aftermarket coolers (non-stock coolers) to reduce heat. I think you better choose GTX 570 SLI this time.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 10:16:23 AM

You also have the option of Tri SLI with the 570 if his mobo and psu permits it.
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November 28, 2011 12:01:55 PM

gmcizzle said:
2x 570 in SLI give roughly the same performance as a 590, is cheaper, but you have slightly less VRAM available. However, the 570's in SLI will definitely generate more heat and more noise, but it won't be a problem if your motherboard's PCIe slots are spaced apart enough. We need to know what the specific model your motherboard is to know for sure whether 570's in SLI are a good idea.


Shoot, forgot to post my specs!

Anyway, my mobo is the Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z.
Case: TT Level 10 GT
PSU: 1000W Coolmaster

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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 1:25:27 PM

That will handle 2 570's or 2 590's no problem, so either way you go will work.
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November 28, 2011 1:41:32 PM

Well it really depends on his budget in any question. Price/performance is the determining factor for what he should buy, and also how serious is he about using the highest settings in every game.

I am using a relatively slow (by enthusiast standards) AMD Phenom ii x4 925 @ 3.5 GHZ and a gtx 560 ti @ 900MHZ and it is GREAT for gaming. I can run Battlefield 3 @ 1920x1080 on all settings "High" at 60 FPS. So unless you want to play on "Very High" or "Ultra" on the most demanding games like this or you want to be more future proof, you don't need a better GPU then gtx 560 ti.

However I built my current set up on a very tight budget. Now I have more money and I am upgrading to 2600k, but I feel this video card (gtx 560 ti) is still good enough for amazing gaming experiences right now.

But if budget is no concern I would just get a single gtx 570, 580, or 590. You can choose to run SLI later once you determine if you need it.
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November 28, 2011 1:57:17 PM

Hey guys. Thanks for all the input.

So far, I've gathered that buying one gtx 590 would generate less heat, consume less power, and be more future proof for about 60 dollars more than SLI 570's.

However, from this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

It seems two 570's would perform better than a single 590.

So much to consider!! Bah!!
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November 28, 2011 2:15:00 PM

churry said:
Hey guys. Thanks for all the input.

So far, I've gathered that buying one gtx 590 would generate less heat, consume less power, and be more future proof for about 60 dollars more than SLI 570's.

However, from this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

It seems two 570's would perform better than a single 590.

So much to consider!! Bah!!


Get yourself a 590, it'll be upgradable so it will last even longer, plus heat and power consumption. one 590 now, it'll last 1-4 years, depending on which games you wish to play. if you like playing all the newest games, get a 590 now that will hold like..2-3 years, and at that time another 590 will be cheap as hell :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 2:21:32 PM

churry said:
Hey guys. Thanks for all the input.

So far, I've gathered that buying one gtx 590 would generate less heat, consume less power, and be more future proof for about 60 dollars more than SLI 570's.

However, from this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

It seems two 570's would perform better than a single 590.

So much to consider!! Bah!!


Have you read any of the reviews on the 590? It is so power limited that it is a horrible card. It is constantly turning itself down in speeds because of how power limited they made it. Unless you want to spend the $1500 for the truely unlimited 590.
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November 28, 2011 2:36:02 PM

At this point, buying any video card with less than 2Gb of video memory is probably stupid. Unless you're absolutely sure you're going to stick to a 1680x1050 monitor, and you're not going to run more than 2X AA.

Battlefield 3 already maxes out 2Gb cards in terms of memory usage on ultra settings, and if you're looking at SLI or crossfire configurations, you're probably also considering 2560x1600 resolutions or eyefinity/surround, which means resolutions of 5040x1050 or more.
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November 28, 2011 2:44:49 PM

anubis44 said:
At this point, buying any video card with less than 2Gb of video memory is probably stupid. Unless you're absolutely sure you're going to stick to a 1680x1050 monitor, and you're not going to run more than 2X AA.

Battlefield 3 already maxes out 2Gb cards in terms of memory usage on ultra settings, and if you're looking at SLI or crossfire configurations, you're probably also considering 2560x1600 resolutions or eyefinity/surround, which means resolutions of 5040x1050 or more.



I'll have two monitors:

A samsung 22" syncmaster that doesn't hit 1080p and a Dell UltraSharp U21412M as my main monitor, which gets a resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 2:47:50 PM

churry said:
Hey guys. Thanks for all the input.

So far, I've gathered that buying one gtx 590 would generate less heat, consume less power, and be more future proof for about 60 dollars more than SLI 570's.

However, from this article:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-3-graph...

It seems two 570's would perform better than a single 590.

So much to consider!! Bah!!


Perhaps your best answer isnĀ“t between a SLI'd 570's or one 590, as there are many other single cards, and SLI/CF config to choose from.
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a b U Graphics card
November 28, 2011 3:11:15 PM

churry said:
I'll have two monitors:

A samsung 22" syncmaster that doesn't hit 1080p and a Dell UltraSharp U21412M as my main monitor, which gets a resolution of 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz.

Go with a GTX 590. On the AMD side, 2x 6970 in CF would be your best choice.
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November 28, 2011 6:21:17 PM

gxt 590 best card ever
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November 28, 2011 8:50:16 PM

SLI will be more powerful, but the 590 will not have the microstuttering.
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a b U Graphics card
November 29, 2011 7:34:23 AM

Microstuttering in a single card? How is that?
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 7:52:53 AM

Quote:
GTX 590 is a dual gpu card just the same as 2 single gpu's together.
GTX 590 is SLi in 1 PCB.

http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/upload/pictures/ASUS...


Oh! I see! Like the Intel Core2 Quad Desktop Processors that are in fact 2 Core2 Duo in a twin config., eh?
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a b U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 6:11:49 PM

I have 2 6950's with unlocked shaders @ 910/1375 and I get a steady 80-100fps on BF3 with 4xMSAA and 16FXAA. My monitor is 1080p. Thats runs around $540. Just something to consider.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 6:17:07 PM

Not all SLI set ups microstutter, never experienced in 3 SLI set ups ive had.
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a c 129 U Graphics card
November 30, 2011 6:34:06 PM

Why all the talk about microstuttering in SLI? The last time I saw any microstuttering was the day before I finally decided to sell my 3 5850s.

I don't see any microstuttering in my SLI setup. I run BF3 on ultra with 4xMSAA, 16xAF, HBAO, and 8x AA Transparency. I get about 100fps on the multiplayer (which is all I play). The details simply bring a tear to your eye!

Any SLI setup will rock. If your board supports quad-sli an d you have the budget, I'd go with 1 590 now and get another one later. Otherwise, if you'd rather spend less now, adding a 570 later is not a bad idea. I would just get as much video card as you have budget for now.
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November 30, 2011 7:12:20 PM

ubercake said:
Why all the talk about microstuttering in SLI? The last time I saw any microstuttering was the day before I finally decided to sell my 3 5850s.

I don't see any microstuttering in my SLI setup. I run BF3 on ultra with 4xMSAA, 16xAF, HBAO, and 8x AA Transparency. I get about 100fps on the multiplayer (which is all I play). The details simply bring a tear to your eye!

Any SLI setup will rock. If your board supports quad-sli an d you have the budget, I'd go with 1 590 now and get another one later. Otherwise, if you'd rather spend less now, adding a 570 later is not a bad idea. I would just get as much video card as you have budget for now.



I have an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-z. I was doing some research and it says it goes up to tri SLI. I know the 590 is physically 1 card, but has two GPU's. If I were to SLI them, would it be considered quad SLI? If so, then my mobo will not support that!!
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a c 129 U Graphics card
December 1, 2011 5:43:36 PM

If they say tri-SLI support, that's a good indication you're limited to 3 gpus in total.

Have you considered a gtx580? It's right in the middle as far as price/performance and you can add another within the next year or so. The latest gens of video cards will probably maintain some degree of relevance for the next few years considering most game companies seem to be focusing on the console gamer or the finger-swipe tablet/phone gamer.
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a c 88 U Graphics card
December 1, 2011 5:52:46 PM

GTX 580 SLI kicks the butt out of a GTX 590, you would be better off with them if you wanted to go down the SLI path in the future. Get one now , and another later or another to make tri if you really wanted to.
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December 8, 2011 8:00:13 PM

Best answer selected by churry.
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