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Displays is my gtx 580 too much for my monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by numanoid, 12 Aug 2011.

  1. numanoid

    numanoid Modder

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    Hi guys
    ive recently bought a GTX 580 of these forums (chuffed with it) thing is im using an LG M2794D monitor with a max res of 1,920 x 1,080...now a local shop has told me that the GTX 580 was overkill for my monitor and that a smaller card like the 5870 ( :waah:) would be better suited for my LG
    any ideas guys
    thanks
     
  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    For that res it will handle anything you throw at it, definitely. However it just means you don't need to worry in the future, so relaxxxxx! :D
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    how much was the local shop trying to sell you 5870 for?

    no such thing as too big, although 3GB more than enough for 1920x1080.
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I wouldn't worry about it, if you were buying I'd probably recommend a 570, but a 580 gives you a bit more leeway when it comes to minimum frame rates, so I think you've hit the sweet spot.
     
  5. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    I have a 580 GTX for my 1920x1200 U2410, people told me it was overkill, then I fired up Shogun 2...
     
  6. numanoid

    numanoid Modder

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    Cheers guys, the guy in the shop wasn't trying to sell me a 5870 he was just suggesting one lol...he just said that the gtx 580 was too much overkill for my monitor
    thanks guys
     
  7. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    a 5870 wouldnt cut it for long at your resolution tbh.

    Its a bit overkill but thats the best way of upgrading :)
     
  8. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Yeh, I run a 5870 at that res and although it still handles all games nearly maxed out its beginning to start showing its age, I get frame rate drops on some new games. It handled Portal 2 fine, but the card was at 99-100% load at times...

    I wish I had a 580... :p
     
  9. Nikols

    Nikols What's a Dremel?

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    If ur worried about to much power I'll swap you my Gainward Gtx 580 GS 1.5gb for your 3gb!
    At 1080 resolution you'll never need the 3gb but at my resolution I could do with your card!!
     
  10. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Surely a game built on a slightly modified Source engine shouldn't be causing you frame rate drops. Are we talking below 30fps?
     
  11. numanoid

    numanoid Modder

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    Sorry parge
    Someone already has first dibs from when i bought it mate
     
  12. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Eh? :confused:
     
  13. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    The card is fine for your resolution. Unless you desperately need the cash for some reason, keep it.
     
  14. mucgoo

    mucgoo Minimodder

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    Pete I don't think you should be allowed to talk about overkill...
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Nah, Portal2 runs smoothly, its more Shogun2, BC2, ect that I get drops, but never to unplayable levels (below 25fps)
     
  16. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Shogun 2 causes drops on my rig too mate!
     
  17. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    It's not so much about your monitor as it is about what games you play. My GTX470 handles everything fine at 1920x1200 (even Crysis) so I doubt a GTX580 would struggle with much. :thumb:
     
  18. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Even if it's overkill.. let's say.... well.. instead of running back at the store after 2 years to buying a new card.. you'll be able to keep yours for 3 years and half. Perfect room to wait for a new coming up card, or wait for better prices or special.
     
  19. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    Associating card power to monitor resolution has never really made sense to me.
    I don't buy a card to drive my monitor, I buy a card to run my games (and next year's games) at the highest settings that it can handle at a resolution that's desirable.

    Sure, the native resolution of your monitor is almost always going to be the most desirable one, but having a card that's "more than enough" to drive that resolution just means you have more grunt left over for extra graphical fidelity and features like AA or AF, as well as better future-proofing for the next series of games and their higher demands (at the same resolution).

    People put way too much emphasis on resolution when they're selling and buying graphics cards and it's a silly over-simplification of the issues involved.
     
  20. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Heh ;) .

    Until I can play Crysis with minimums of 60FPS with custom settings, 8xAA and a resolution of 2560x1600, I won't be happy :D .
     

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