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Graphics 2x EVGA GTX 580 Classified 3GB arrived this morning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-44432, 20 Jan 2012.

  1. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    For those of you that don't know what these are. They are as fast as a HD7970!

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    I couldn't go the route of AMD and the HD7970, so I bought a couple of these to keep me going, because gaming @ 2560x1600, I know SLI works, and it works very well. I don't want to sit around with 2 HD7970's knowing AMD are not interested in fixing the CF problems, because there excuse is, 'Only 1% of house holds use CF' (All I can say is, and from personal experience 'Once bitten, twice shy).

    Anyhow these are as fast as a HD7970, and with the extra PCIe adaptors, I see some great OC coming. (Over 1Ghz core should be easy).:)

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  2. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Do those have waterblocks? Those stock coolers are FUGLY.
     
  3. Guest-44432

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    They maybe FUGLY to you, but I like them. And it's not about the look, but what performance it can do.
    Anyhow, I'm looking at getting 2 of these, when they come available.
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  4. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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  5. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Surprisingly, I quite like the look of them. Although, that little protruding vent on the top looks like it's designed purely to cook your SLI bridge. :D
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Those look the bee's knees. Besides, you've got an enormous radiator, it'd be a waste to just cool a CPU with it. :)
     
  8. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    They look beastly and might I say "professional" looking :D
     
  9. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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    Dont see how they are as fast as 7970's though, maybe with some extreme overclocking they could be as fast as a stock 7970 but the 7970 is one hell of a good overclocker itself.
     
  10. Guest-44432

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    The problem with these test are, they are not running 2560x1600, as this is where the 3GB memory will start to come into play.

    Also enthusiast like myself, crank every setting up including the nVidia control panel, to get the best eye candy from the game. With these setting, this is where you will start to see the GPU's using a hell of allot of VRAM.

    So this is why I take these benchmarks, with a pinch of salt. As they are not real world performance in my eyes.:)
     
  11. Guest-44432

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    Again, going by my previous post ^ all benchmarks are not real world performance.

    I would be happy to test some games, vs HD7970 CF, @ 2560x1600 in real world.
     
  12. Sentinel-R1

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    Well, they are real world performance - but at a specific resolution and on one set of hardware. It still gives you a yardstick to go off of.

    However, agree with the extra VRAM for multiscreen setups. You should have some fun with those Simon! Once you're all setup and running, post up some pics and your heaven bench so I can see how much you're getting over my rig :thumb:

    Have fun bud.
     
  13. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    These cards are die'in for 2 extra friends
     
  14. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    I actually love the look of those coolers.
     
  15. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    epic cards but you win 1st place for making everyone jealous lol
     
  16. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    I think they look pretty nice. Wouldn't go as far as saying I love the look though :p.
     
  17. boltonuk007

    boltonuk007 What's a Dremel?

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    i like the look of them to, nice neat lines.

    oh and.... SHOW OFF!
     
  18. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Personally think both the waterblocks and aircoolers look horrible, but fair enough if others thing differently
    Look forward to you clocking them :)
     
  19. bagman

    bagman Minimodder

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    true_gamer is willy waving king.
     
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  20. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    Yes I do like the look of them very stealthy military, have to admit I've never seen these cards before this thread.

    and yes I also liked the way the cost was discretely blanked out :) for those unemployed and jobless please don't look at the TOTAL lol
     

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