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Substandard Performance 580 GTX

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?
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  1. 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.
  2. What are the rest of your specs? 2 x GTX 580s will run like crap if you have a huge CPU bottleneck.
  3. SPECIFICATIONS.......


    ITEM DESCRIPTION QTY UNIT PRICE PRICE
    =============== ===================================================== === ========== ==========
    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
  4. No bottleneck with a 2700K.
  5. Best answer
    I would also get a dual link DVI cable , DVI-D or DVI-I.
  6. 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?
  7. What is the brand and model of the4 monitor. Ablue connection is usually vga and the white is usually DVI.
  8. This is Samsung Synchmaster SA300.

    (Well at least I know now these are DVI connections)
  9. Are you running only 4GB of ram?
  10. 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.
  11. RAM is at 16 GIGs
    Thanks inzone. I've just bought the DVI cords on Amazon. I hop this fixes the so so graphics.
  12. Best answer selected by saquist.
  13. Well it certainly looks like that worked Inzone. I'm getting a lot closer to what I expected. Thank You sir.
  14. Your very welcome.
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