Thread: gtx590 release?
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Old 02-04-11, 12:30 PM   #44
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Default Re: gtx590 release?

Originally Posted by Madpistol View Post
That's what I would guess too. Still, it's going to be very powerful, even with ONLY 1.5GB VRAM per GPU.
It should be noted that it is rumored to be 1.5GB per GPU and that:

A. No single monitor has use of more than 1.5GB of VRAM
B. Even 99.99% of 3 monitors sets don't need more than 1.5GB VRAM

At 5760X12, the GTX580 SLi with 1.5GB of VRAM was fastest at four of the five games tested, and the only difference at the one game it lost was 4X AA vs 8X AA.

So, with the GTX590 vs Antilles question it may come to "Do you want the card that wins 80% of the time andmakes you turn down AA on the other 20%, or do you want the card that loses 80% of the time and you get 8X AA instead of 4X the other 20%?
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