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GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked 1536MB vs GeForce GTX 580 3072MB

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December 30, 2011 7:26:54 PM

Which one is better for SLI?

Which one will bring more FPS in games and 3D apps?

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December 30, 2011 7:39:47 PM

3GB is better for SLI if your going to get both cards relatively soon, there arent many 3GB versions of the GTX580 being made which means if you dont plan on SLI for a while they might be hard to find once Keplar comes out and they stop being produced. I got the 1.5GB version myself just because i couldnt justify the extra cash for something that really isnt going to improve my game play because im not running above 1080p resoluion.

Either way if you get the 1.5GB version or 3GB version you dont need to worry about the "superclocked" label as you can easily over clock the regular versions to the "superclocked" speeds with out trying.
December 30, 2011 7:43:26 PM

sp0nger said:
3GB is better for SLI if your going to get both cards relatively soon, there arent many 3GB versions of the GTX580 being made which means if you dont plan on SLI for a while they might be hard to find once Keplar comes out and they stop being produced. I got the 1.5GB version myself just because i couldnt justify the extra cash for something that really isnt going to improve my game play because im not running above 1080p resoluion.

Either way if you get the 1.5GB version or 3GB version you dont need to worry about the "superclocked" label as you can easily over clock the regular versions to the "superclocked" speeds with out trying.

How about 590 GTX 3GB? Is it any better than 580 GTX for its price?
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December 30, 2011 7:43:31 PM

I assume you aren't planning to buy these because 7970s coming up and I think their 3D now matches nvidia...not sure...but it might be better value.
December 30, 2011 8:15:11 PM

Dont buy a 590, while it has 2-580 cores, they are still 1.5 gig a piece, and 2-580's in sli are around 30% faster. If you want a single card solution get the 7970 when it comes out next month. It is neck in neck with a 590 performance wise- has 2 gigs- and will allow you to keep your setup without having to tear into anything. Plus its only 600 vs 750+ for the 590.
December 30, 2011 8:16:45 PM

I agree with dharmenparikh... given the fact that the 7970 is about the same price as the GTX 580, it might be a better bet, especially since the scaling for them is pretty damn impressive.

The GTX 590 is the king of the road of this generation, if you're willing to drop that kind of cash, I'd say go for it.
December 30, 2011 8:18:14 PM

exeedorbit said:
I agree with dharmenparikh... given the fact that the 7970 is about the same price as the GTX 580, it might be a better bet, especially since the scaling for them is pretty damn impressive.

The GTX 590 is the king of the road of this generation, if you're willing to drop that kind of cash, I'd say go for it.

Are 590 and 7990 considered to be from the same generation?
December 30, 2011 8:23:46 PM

If you need to have a card now i would personally go with the GTX580, even over the 590 due to its power consumption, heat issues, and the fact that SLI GTX580's are faster. I dont think SLIed GTX580s are neccassary for the games that came out this generation as my 1 gtx 580 maxes out everything but hey if you have the money two GTX580's SLIed are pretty beast and you would definiately be futured proofed well into the keplar life span.


If you can wait, then the 7970 is going to be your best bet if you dont mind going AMD. personaly, going AMD is not an option for me as i would rather wait for keplar if im going to bother to wait at all.
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