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Trying to pick Between 3 Graphics Cards

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March 12, 2012 7:47:00 PM

Can Anyone tell me The Difference between these 3 cards I was going to get the EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card but the other 2 cards seem nice to any thoughts on the best of the 3 please thanks



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

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

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March 12, 2012 7:55:11 PM

Ya that classified is the one you want of these but wait a few weeks the prices should drop like 100 Bucks I hear 20% price drop after kepler announcement so stick it out a few weeks.

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March 12, 2012 7:59:57 PM

The classified 1588 or the 1595
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March 12, 2012 8:05:42 PM

the 1595 is the ultra, it's about 70 MHz faster than the 88 at its core. And it has faster shaders too. The memory is untouched between the two. But as Thently said, wait for kepler to come out, and the prices are likely to drop.
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March 12, 2012 8:13:30 PM

Today.....at resolutions higher than 1920 x 1080, I'd get the classified.....otherwise Id get two 900 MHz 560 Ti's in SLI to get 35% more fps and put $100 back in my pocket. Twin 580's at just 10% more fps than twin 560's don't hold my attention.

But, I'd probably wait a month or so and see what happens with the 7850s and the kepler version of the 560 Ti. Again, two of those will trounce the 7970 and 680.
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March 12, 2012 10:27:31 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Today.....at resolutions higher than 1920 x 1080, I'd get the classified.....otherwise Id get two 900 MHz 560 Ti's in SLI to get 35% more fps and put $100 back in my pocket. Twin 580's at just 10% more fps than twin 560's don't hold my attention.

But, I'd probably wait a month or so and see what happens with the 7850s and the kepler version of the 560 Ti. Again, two of those will trounce the 7970 and 680.



What one would you get The classified 1588 or the 1595 and any of these cards should last and run most games for a few years right and still perform well
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March 13, 2012 4:19:23 AM

i would get the regular evga 580 for three reasons. Temps, noise and power. I was going to buy one originally but after reading alot of reviews i stayed away from them. The 580 is a great card either way you go. The vram is nice but only needed if your running higher resolutions or multiple monitors. The 580 isnt the quietest card to begin with, not bad by any means but once it hits 70% fan speed you start to hear it. Ive read multiple reviews about how the classifieds are loud because the fan is cranking to keep the higher temps down from the cards clock. Which leads to my other reason, they run alot hotter. Sometimes 5-10c more than a stock gtx 580 from some of the reviews i read. Which can also cause more of an issue later down the line with SLI when you got two of them closer together causeing the temps to rise even more. The other reason i stayed away is the power. They use more power to run and instead of 2 6pin connectors they use 3. Which depending on your PSU can be a problem if you plan on doing SLI. Just to use 2 cards you have use the connections you would to power 3.

Over all in my opinion the gtx 580 stock is a beast. Id rather lose the little frames per second to save my ear drums, and not have to worry about temps as much especially if your planning to ever SLI someday. If your running water cooling and all that it would be a different story. But im all set with that theres just to much that can go wrong. Better to stick with air. But the stock 580 can max out any game you throw at it. I got the SC version and maintain 60fps, in bf3 with everything maxed. Same with cysis and i get about 45-50fps in metro 2033 (should be better, but that game is poorly optimized. Any other game ive played it cranks out 60fps without breaking a sweat. If anything pay extra for a SC version or just clock you a stock gtx 580 to the SC speeds. The cons out weight the benefits unfortunately. Not to mention the price (which is always going to be higher than a stock card) no matter how much of a price drop they do. Classifieds are great for enthustiants who got the money to blow to throw at benchmarks and all that. But its not needed for a normal person who just trying to every day game. Hope i helped your decision a little cause i was in the same boat as you and after doing a crazy amount of research like i always do this is the conclusion i came too.
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