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580 SLI 1.5GB vs GTX 590 3GB @1440p

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Hey all,

I've had some crazy ideas zooming around since I havn't upgraded in a while, with the exception of my monitor.

I was trying to find some data to either push me into or back away from this crazy idea.

Which are better at 1440p?

Note I said better, not faster. As the 580s are TECHNICALLY faster.

Can you guys help me find some data to back this theory?

Thanks! :D
 
Soldato
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Well ignoring the GTX580 being technically faster they would otherwise be identical. The GTX590 is SLI on a stick and thus only has 1.5GB available to each GPU.

I would not move from GTX580SLI to a GTX590 as all you will end up doing is losing performance.
 
Soldato
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SLI 580 1.5GB SLI would be better as the GPU's on the 590 are slightly downclocked due to heat constraints.

As oweneades says: it's 1.5GB per GPU so other than these points they're otherwise identical.
 
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GTX 580 SLI = more performance and also very good for ocing

GTX 590 = 25% less performance, lower min FPS and ocing options are almost non existant (ask the swedes)

The only reason I can think of for having a GTX 590 is so you can put 2 in the same system and have quad SLI.

If you want better, faster, quieter get yourself a GTX 680.

Kaapstad (less than satisfied GTX 590 owner)
 
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