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GTX 590 or 3GB GTX 580 @ 1680x1050?

Poll Results: 590, 3GB 580, or stick with 470?

 
  • 13% (10)
    GTX 590
  • 14% (11)
    3GB GTX 580
  • 72% (55)
    Keep the 470
76 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
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Despite my CPU being a severe drawback for what either would be capable of, I am very much wondering about which I should go for.

I'm doing this because I would rather have the GPU in place and have some room to think of when I wanted to upgrade to 1080p and what CPU I wanted to get. Obviously the 580 would be the less problematic, and yes I DO have a PSU in reserve for either, but which would be the better choice here to future proof me?

Mind you, my 470 is plenty powerful for me at the moment, the 580 just looks exceptionally enticing. And this is OCN... ^_^
     
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post #2 of 28
Keep the GTX 470 for now, next gen you might want to upgrade it though. @ 1680x1050 there's no need for a GTX 580
post #3 of 28
Definitely no need, 470 should pretty much max everything at that res. Wait until you actually go 1080p to decide, chances are prices will be better then or new cards will be out.
post #4 of 28
So people dont have to look through his profile, this is his cpu:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.8GHz

I would say keep the 470 at that res, especially with that cpu. Just put the 580 money aside and when you upgrade your monitor, buy whichever card is available at the time for that price, prices will only go down
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post #5 of 28
at that res a 460 would be enough
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by col musstard View Post
So people dont have to look through his profile, this is his cpu:
AMD Phenom II X2 550 @ 3.8GHz

I would say keep the 470 at that res, especially with that cpu. Just put the 580 money aside and when you upgrade your monitor, buy whichever card is available at the time for that price, prices will only go down
Heh... oops forgot to post that info up.

Alrighty. Well, I'll stick around with the 470 for now. ^_^ Thanks all!
     
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post #7 of 28
Yes, your gtx 470 is more than enough for your resolution.
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post #8 of 28
Keep the 470, it'll do ya fine in most every game. I'm running the same res on my sig rig. Invest somewhere else, like your CPU
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post #9 of 28
The GTX 470 is more than enough for 1680x1050 with AA.
    
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post #10 of 28
Put the $500 towards a 2500k + Mobo + Ram = Win
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