GTX 580 wide range of prices?

shokan

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On TigerDirect, for example, GTX 580 cards prices range from about $450 to $660. I will be doing 3D graphics (no animation) and GTX 580 is the card I need for a certain painting software. I need a recommendation for the brand and whether I need the more expensive $600 range version. I can't tell from the specs what those $600 ones have that makes them more expensive, and do I need it?

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Well, without more specifics here is my general answer:

The more expensive models will either have a factory overclock or a better than stock heat sink.

The GTX 580 is a beast of a card so unless you need the extra 10-15% of power the overclock gives you then I would suggest buying the best stock card you can find. EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte and Asus are good brands to check out.

Here's a few to look at from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125364

Soma42

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Well, without more specifics here is my general answer:

The more expensive models will either have a factory overclock or a better than stock heat sink.

The GTX 580 is a beast of a card so unless you need the extra 10-15% of power the overclock gives you then I would suggest buying the best stock card you can find. EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte and Asus are good brands to check out.

Here's a few to look at from Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127567
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125364
 
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