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Graphics 580 sli to 590 switch out

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Blarte, 23 Nov 2011.

  1. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Gents and ladies ..

    Just a quick question, my rig is a z68genez Asus Board with a 2600k and two 580's in sli
    so they will be working at x 16 and x 8
    What if any would be the gain in switching out the two 580's for one 590 on the x16 slot?
     
  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    IIRC running at x8 makes very little difference so I wouldn't think you will gain much at all.
     
  3. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    cheers ..
     
  4. favst89

    favst89 What's a Dremel?

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    It is a very small difference and thinking about it more. Isn't a 590 2x 580's on one card therefore they will be sharing x16 between two cards? So 8x each. Probably doesn't work quite like that due to some memory sharing and data uploading to it but I can't see it being noticeable either way.
     
  5. Instagib

    Instagib Minimodder

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    You'd gain the use of a 4xpci-e slot and the 8xpci-e slot, but lose out on about 600 quid and some performance.
     
  6. shaunster1011

    shaunster1011 What's a Dremel?

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    And introduce a card that cant overclock without fear of melting it, of course.. :)
     
  7. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    lol bro you must be made of money. its definitely not worth the performance increase if any to drop £600 on a new card just to run it in x16
     
  8. Guest-44432

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    2 GTX 580's will outperform a 590, even with your x16 and x8 configuration. So you would be mad to change...
     
  9. Allsopp

    Allsopp What's a Dremel?

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    No point changing due to the cost and the chance of fire also might as well wait for the next Gen cards now.
     
  10. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    I'll sack that idea then huh lol
     

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