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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. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    cant wait till i get my new card. i only have 1gb vram but play at 2560x1440
     
  2. Guest-44432

    Guest-44432 Guest

    I did sell my 580's to early, as I was hoping the HD7970 CF drivers were fine. But as it turned out, it wasn't, So I did what I thought was best and got a couple 3GB versions to tie me over.

    If what Pete J is saying is correct, about the GTX 680 being released to knock out the HD7970, and then AMD to bring out either the HD7990 or HD8970 to knock that out. Then Nvidia releases the GTX780 again this year to knock out the HD7990/HD8970.
    Then I will be holding off for the GTX 780.

    My 3GB GTX580's will keep me gaming till September, when they do release the GTX780...Enough time, to save up for Ivybridge-E and 3 GTX780's, and Windows 8 of course.


    Ha, they will turn up at your door, once you have paid for them:hehe::D:D
     
  3. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Indeed I think thats what I might do, although I am very tempted to get some HC Cheesecake 580's :p
     
  4. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the reply.
     
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    If you are referring to this, then I forgot to reply. Sorry.:)


    I don't know, is my honest answer. I don't think they would be able to clock as high, as the work that's gone into the Classified's are purely based on OCing, The VRM's can give clean power upto 1.7v vcore (although you would be needing LN2 for that).

    To compare the Classifieds to my Zotac 580's, when watercooled. I would say the fan on the classified does a awesome job at keeping the GPU cool and quite, and only a couple of degrees above my watercooled 580's. Can't wait to get a waterblock on these.:)
     
  6. Seb.F

    Seb.F Minimodder

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    You're a nutcase mate :p

    Should have just held out like I am, I couldn't even be bothered to pick up another 570 for the time being - which means I now annoyingly have 3 screens staring at me and waiting to be played on... -.-
     
  7. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    i see. cheers
     
  8. TomSG

    TomSG What's a Dremel?

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    Hi,


    Just as an interesting note on the Crysis benchmark. I'm getting almost identicle performance at 1080. My monitor is actually 1920 x 1200 but I just ran the benchmark at 1080 for comparison, you can see previous test in the log, and the difference between 4x AA and 16xQ which strangely gives better performance.

    Setup is:

    i5 2500k at 4.7 under custom waterloop.
    Crossfire Asus 5850 DirectCU @ 810 and 1020
    Gigabyte Z68X-UDP3H
    Corsair Vengeance 1.35v 1600mhz 8GB 9-9-9-24
    Corsair Force GT 128GB

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    You haven't clicked the 64bit...:)
     
  10. TomSG

    TomSG What's a Dremel?

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    It crashes when I use 64 bit, so I've never bothered to re-install it. Can't see that making any difference.

    I just wanted show its more likely the software causing the low fps for you guys cards.
     
  11. Ljs

    Ljs Modder

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    How did I miss this thread?

    So you sold 3x 580GTX and bought 2x brand new 3gb versions?!

    You sir ether have a very understanding wife/girlfriend, or are hung like a donkey...
     
  12. izools

    izools What's a Dremel?

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    But he's also got sh!tl04ds of cash - eh, eh?

    /jokes
     
  13. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    brilliant:rock:
     
  14. AoE

    AoE What's a Dremel?

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    lol I don't think it's a matter of being minted or having **** loads of cash to buy these cards, but I think it's rather where priorities lay and what the interest is. He obviously loves gaming so he loves buying GPUs, as where somebody else might love going car's and spend all there money on those

    Either way any hobby is costly if you look into it deep enough:)
     
  15. The Toy

    The Toy The Ticking Time-Bomb

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    Would that make a difference?
     
  16. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Modder

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    How well do the classifieds work?? I'm running evga ref design 3gb 580s and I can (with my own bios) hit 1050core without much issue although it's not a 24/7 thing!
     
  17. Guest-44432

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    Well, I'm glad I did buy these cards. As after Playing Crysis 2 maxed out, I was running over 2.1GB of vram at 2560x1600. Same as BF3 etc.

    Anyhow the missus doesn't have a say in my spare money, as I pay the mortgage + bills. Where she is happy spending her money on pampering her self with £100 hair cuts, Nails, Spa etc.
     
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    Yep, as it will be restricted to how much memory the game can use, so you will see more performance in 32bit.
     
  19. Guest-44432

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    I would keep with what you have got. As 1050mhz is not to be sniffed at. I can run 1000mhz on each card, but not in SLI for some strange reason...Which is outstanding for a air cooled card.
    I would like to get some waterblocks for these, as I think I can get to your clocks speeds quite easily.
    970mhz is the max I can get stable on air in SLI.:)
     
  20. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    In the not too distance future I will be able to add some results to this thread. :clap:
     

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