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Upgrade evga gtx580sc? is it worth it?

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December 23, 2012 6:29:55 PM

Hi all and Happy Holidays
Im using a EVGA GTX580SC for my BF3 and other fps games. Im getting a new BenQ 24" 3d monitor with the new nvidia 3d glasses.
Im wondering if its worth the money to upgrade to the 600 series card, Will I notice a difference or not.
My other thought was to try to find another gtx580sc and run them in sli. Not sure about my power supply tho for sli. Its a Corsair TX750w v2 I have plenty of room in my cm690nv case

my mobo-Asus P8Z77-V-LK
my cpu- Intel I5-3570K w/ aftermarket cooler
my memory- 16gigs gskill ripjaw

Thanks for your advice and direction

Hitch
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December 23, 2012 9:16:30 PM

Well, A GTX 660 sits right between a GTX 570 and 580. So If you do decide to get another card then you def want a GTX 660TI or higher to actually notice a difference.

Edit- If you feel that your 580 is still in good health then I would wait till the 700Series.

December 23, 2012 9:31:32 PM

simmons33 said:
Well, A GTX 660 sits right between a GTX 570 and 580. So If you do decide to get another card then you def want a GTX 660TI or higher to actually notice a difference.

Edit- If you feel that your 580 is still in good health then I would wait till the 700Series.


The card is in good shape,

I couldn't find any gpu charts to compare my 580sc to the 600 series cards so I could see how much improvement the 600 series have made.
If the 700 series will be out soon, I probably should wait. i was thinking I could pickup a good day with the after Christmas specials, but dont want to waste money If I wont notice a difference in game.

wish I could find a gpu chart

Thanks for your opinion

Hitch
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December 23, 2012 9:39:44 PM

This should Help.

December 23, 2012 9:56:35 PM

Thanks to the both of you for the chart info. i noticed neither of the charts show the gtx580 superclocked version. I would guess its only slightly higher then the stock clocked 580.

Thanks
Hitch
December 23, 2012 10:07:38 PM

Get another 580 and you will be happy.
December 23, 2012 10:33:12 PM

baddad said:
Get another 580 and you will be happy.


I was thinking of that. No one sells new ones anymore, at least at a reasonable price, not sure If I can find a used one, or trust a used one.
I would also need to check if my Corsair TX750w v2 power supply will run 2 gpu's

Hitch
December 24, 2012 2:39:27 PM

You'll need at least a 850w.

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December 24, 2012 3:41:36 PM
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XRWKEN said:
I was thinking of that. No one sells new ones anymore, at least at a reasonable price, not sure If I can find a used one, or trust a used one.
I would also need to check if my Corsair TX750w v2 power supply will run 2 gpu's

Hitch


A few manufacturer's have transferrable warranties that would still be in effect. Asus has a 3 year, transferrable warranty on it's video cards, which would give you about a year warranty left on a 580 from them.

Also your PSU *can* support a pair of 580's, but there won't be much headroom left. The card sucks power like a Tijuanan *censored*. A 580 uses about 250 watts at full load, so a system with a pair of 580's, under full load, would use

500w - 2x 580's
77w - 3570k
50w - mobo/RAM
20w - system fans (accounts for 1 CPU fan, 3 case fans)
30w - HDD
15w - Optical

692w total under load. That leaves very little room to overclock, or add more components, so a larger PSU would be a good buy.
December 24, 2012 6:11:08 PM

quilciri said:
A few manufacturer's have transferrable warranties that would still be in effect. Asus has a 3 year, transferrable warranty on it's video cards, which would give you about a year warranty left on a 580 from them.

Also your PSU *can* support a pair of 580's, but there won't be much headroom left. The card sucks power like a Tijuanan *censored*. A 580 uses about 250 watts at full load, so a system with a pair of 580's, under full load, would use

500w - 2x 580's
77w - 3570k
50w - mobo/RAM
20w - system fans (accounts for 1 CPU fan, 3 case fans)
30w - HDD
15w - Optical

692w total under load. That leaves very little room to overclock, or add more components, so a larger PSU would be a good buy.


Thanks for the spec's That would be cutting it close since I am going to look into oc'n my 3570K

Hitch
December 31, 2012 12:34:53 PM

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