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Old 02-21-11, 02:23 PM   #7
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Default Re: CPU requirement for GTX 580?

Originally Posted by grey_1 View Post
OC that 920 a few hundred

The 470 is a fine card, but this is why I hung on to my 480. Yes, the 580 is more powerful, but not near enough to warrant the lost $$ on selling the 480.
Same here and little did I know that I could run it 24/7 at 850 core and 2103 mem. That makes it as fast or damn close to a stock 580. It is a loud mother though. I want to get one of those zalman vf series coolers for it because they really curbstomp the stock cooler but I am also thinking sli by getting another 480 and that cooler may not give me clearance to run sli. Geesh.. 2x 480's would be very loud and hot I bet. Now I could run that cooler on the lower card but again I would still have one loud 480..
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