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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

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    You can't really compare 580 and 68xx in terms of multi card scaling. A pair of 68xx's will become the bottleneck LONG before a pair of 580's do. The 580's run out of work to do at lower resolutions more quickly than the 68xx's.

    At 2560 res is where they are pretty even in terms of scaling, as both setups are still being pushed hard.
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    Lower end GPUs scale better, always has been always will be.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTS_450_SLI/23.html
    1 GTS450 is 58% of GTS450 SLi (all resolutions) that is very close to 100% scaling.

    And you have to realize that the higher performance the cards, the more they will be bottlenecked at the lower resolutions. Hell, SLi GTX580s would probably still be somewhat CPU bottlenecked at 1920x1200.
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    Is it just me or did some retailers drop the price on the GTX 580 ? Many of them are now starting at $500 instead of around $570 the other day. I'm seeing GTX 480s more expensive at some retailers still too.
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    I think you should start looking for a new e-tailer like scan, palit 580 for £399.99 and in stock, asus 580 £410 and in stock also the 6870/6850 have dropped between £15 and £25 since launch.
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    eBuyer cancelled my order because the 580s have gone out of stock. That's bullshit. I pre-ordered within minutes of them becoming available, one should have been allocated to me.

    I just grabbed the last one off YoYoTech. I would have used Scan, but they will only ship to my home, and there's nobody there during shipping hours anymore.
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    which is true for all flagship cards, the gtx295 and 5970 are the same. If the does manage to match or beat the 580 then I'd imagine poor sacling except at high reolutions as well.

    not that I know anythign about uk retailers but it cracks me up that one named ebuyer acted unprofessional while one name yoyotech acted professional.
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    Would be an excellent upgrade from an 8800GT :p Gonna wait and see what AMD bring out though.
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  8. KashunatoR

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    i'm just telling you this: it's worth every penny. it's visibly better then my previous gtx 480

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