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Old 07-08-11, 09:16 AM   #959
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Default Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 4xx/5xx thread"

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Great upgrade! And with the EVGAs, Tri-SLI would be fairly easy to handle as well. In case you need more power for BF3.
Man, I wish there were 3GB cards with the reference cooler available at the start
Unfortunately I can't do Tri-SLI on this Sandy Bridge board, so I probably won't have that option once BF3 comes out because Sandy Bridge E isn't coming out until 2012 if the rumors are to be believed. I'm fine with that though, because the Z68 I have has the two PCI-E x16 slots spaced out properly for my GTX 580s to have breathing room, unlike my previous X58 board.

Once SNB-E comes out I'll move the Z68 and 2600K to my other machine and upgrade the first one to that, but hopefully by then Kepler will be out and I'll just upgrade to that.

I'm wondering though if the additional memory is making these 3GB GTX 580s drag their feet somewhat when it comes to overclocking. I'm had to bump it up to 1.1V for 865MHz core, while on my previous 580s I could get to 850 on stock voltage and to 900 with the same 1.1V.
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