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Substandard Performance 580 GTX

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May 11, 2012 1:12:44 AM

Hello,

I recently bout 2 580 GTX graphic cards for my tower and I'm not impressed. My Dell 1730M's m8800 GTX has better reflection on the same Autocad objects. What am I missing.

Aren't these supposed to be..better...especially in SLI?

The only thing I can think of is I don't have the proper cable. I'm using a VGA cable with on adapter on the GPU end. For some reason the other adapter doesn't fit so it's just a VGA connection on the monitor side. Could this be the problem?
a c 253 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 1:18:59 AM

Yes it very can be and I would either use the HDMI or DVI cable. The VGA is analog and the other two are digital.
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a c 256 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 1:33:09 AM

What are the rest of your specs? 2 x GTX 580s will run like crap if you have a huge CPU bottleneck.
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May 11, 2012 4:16:49 AM

SPECIFICATIONS.......


ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT PRICE PRICE
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ID-INFO 316837 COBRAZ 1 0.00 0.00
MODEL1 C SERIES 1 0.00 0.00
SW-152-135 BATTLEFIELD 3 COUPON INTEL 1 0.00 0.00
KB-152-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR MULTIMEDIA/ INTERNET USB KEYBOARD 1 0.00 0.00
MO-115-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR OPTICAL USB GAMING MOUSE 1 0.00 0.00
HD-403-306 1TB SATA III 7200 RPM 3.5" HARD DRIVE 1 0.00 0.00
RM-317-502 4 GB DDR3/ 1600 MHZ MEMORY 4 0.00 0.00
FA-104-204 ENERMAX T.B.SILENCE WITH BLUE LED 120MM CASE FAN 2 14.50 29.00
CS-441-101 AZZA FUSION 3000 FULL TOWER NO POWER 1 -57.00 -57.00
NL-102-102 BLUE COLD CATHOD LIGHT 12 1 10.00 10.00
CD-139-201 BLACK SONY 24X DVDRW 1 -37.00 -37.00
MR-104-101 12-IN-ONE INTERNAL CARD READER 1 0.00 0.00
NC-112-103 LINKSYS WMP600N IEEE 802.11B/G/N WIRELESS-N WITH DUAL 1 66.00 66.00
BAND PCI
SW-170-101 WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM LICENSE 1 0.00 0.00
SW-170-102 WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM COA 1 0.00 0.00
SW-170-113 WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM SP1 64-BIT 1 0.00 0.00
BOX1 SYSTEM BOX AND FOAM 1 0.00 0.00
ULTRA-PACKAGING ULTRA ENHANCED PACKAGING SOLUTION 1 19.00 19.00
SERVICE-301 M. FAN SERIES 1 0.00 0.00
SERVICE-104 ANTI-VIBRATION FAN MOUNTS 1 9.00 9.00
CU-OVERCLOCK-2 EXTREME OVERCLOCK (20% MORE) 1 0.00 0.00
MISC SHIP IN 10-15 BUSINESS DAYS 1 0.00 0.00
MISC ONBOARD 7.1 SOUND 1 0.00 0.00
FA-WATER-111 CYBERPOWER 360 WATER COOLER KIT 1 0.00 0.00
FA-104-124 CASE FAN 120 MM 1500RPM 3 0.00 0.00
MB-386-101 ASROCK Z68 EXTREME4 GEN3 INTEL Z68 ATX MB 1 -60.00 -60.00
PS-117-118 COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO GOLD 1000W POWER SUPPLY 1 82.00 82.00
VC-206-102 SUPERCLOCK EVGA NVIDIA GTX 580 1.5GB PCI-E 1 186.00 186.00
VC-206-102 SUPERCLOCK EVGA NVIDIA GTX 580 1.5GB PCI-E 1 519.00 519.00
CU-208-110 OEM INTEL I7-2700K 3.50 GHZ 8M LGA 1155 1 1,725.00 1,725.00
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a c 256 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 4:20:01 AM

No bottleneck with a 2700K.
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a c 253 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 3:41:05 PM

I would also get a dual link DVI cable , DVI-D or DVI-I.
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May 11, 2012 10:54:46 PM

I'm not sure if I have that option on the monitor it's a white connection and the blue connection on the back. So maybe I got the wrong monitor?
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a c 253 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 11:12:30 PM

What is the brand and model of the4 monitor. Ablue connection is usually vga and the white is usually DVI.
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May 11, 2012 11:16:07 PM

This is Samsung Synchmaster SA300.

(Well at least I know now these are DVI connections)
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a c 88 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 11:28:56 PM

Are you running only 4GB of ram?
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a c 253 U Graphics card
May 11, 2012 11:32:13 PM

Acording to the tech spec's of that monitor it has a vga connector and a DVI connector. So you can go straight DVI without an adaptor.
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May 11, 2012 11:41:08 PM

RAM is at 16 GIGs
Thanks inzone. I've just bought the DVI cords on Amazon. I hop this fixes the so so graphics.
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May 15, 2012 10:20:03 PM

Best answer selected by saquist.
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May 15, 2012 10:20:44 PM

Well it certainly looks like that worked Inzone. I'm getting a lot closer to what I expected. Thank You sir.
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a c 253 U Graphics card
May 17, 2012 12:17:24 AM

Your very welcome.
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