Gv n580so 15i bios not updating

I agree, but I'm not sure that's the only difference between the cards.If you're looking for the best performance/price ratio, I suggest having a look around some forums and picking up 2 480s. I'd say the Direct CU 2 card is the way to go – just make your mind up about SLI (if you would like to in the future etc) as this card will potentially be a show stopper...Having said all that I got my SOC for 5 (special deal from my local PC shop), so I never really had to decide between the two.

Someone overclocked their Asus card to 1519MHz core clock on liquid nitrogen (though it isn't really relevant I just thought it was interesting : P).

It's personal preference, but I for one would prefer the cooler temperatures and lower noise levels, even if I am (potentially, arguably not) sacrificing a few MHz.

you'll be able to clock to that with whatever you get. Doing that fans max at 60% at very reasonable noise levels (I can't hear it over my PWM CPU fan – thinking of updating that). I've had it up to 960Mhz stress tested with no crashes at all, but no need to run it that high for gaming – I'm only running a single 1920x1080. Here's an interesting thread... If you're looking for the best performance/price ratio, I suggest having a look around some forums and picking up 2 480s.

You can most likely get them for $250-$300 each and even at stock will eat an overclocked 580 for breakfast.

Just picked one up for $675 including shipping from America.

If ya want extra bells and whistles as well as insane OCability and excellent cooling this thing can't be beaten for the bucks!Cheers Ignore the clocks, you can OC a stock card up to 950 in most cases.. If you can live with a 3 slot card the CU II is good.Someone got the giga Super Overclock recently so maybe they can tell you how they behave (noise/temp).. Gaming tonight I was playing DCS A10C which runs it at 98 – 100% most of the time.Buying from overseas is a problem if your card breaks and needs to be returned for warranty. If that's the case, I would go for the Asus Direct Cu II.It is one of the cheapest 580's at 9 for starters, and it has a great cooler. I could get the lightning to 1ghz , if you can get your hand on the msi lightning than it's probably the best 580's around your budget...Temps are no issue on these cards as you'd know, the coolers are very good ..

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