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i'm returning my gtx 480 cause it keeps giving me problems , so i work at bestbuy and i will get $513 store credit back for the gpu. i'm debating which gpu will be better of a upgrade on bestbuy website. a gtx 580 @$527, or ati 6970 @$399
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Id say the 6970 so you have extra credit to buy other things at best buy. Although the 580 is more powerful, the performance difference isnt that much considering how much the 6970 is compared to the 580.
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yeah i was thinkin about that to, the extra credit will be good but if i spend a little more on the gtx 580. i will get the same money back when a new graphics card comes and i could get it
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post #4 of 25
Both will do the job. Could save some cash and get a HD 6970 or spend the extra cash and get extra performance. It all comes down to you if you think the extra performance is needed and worth the extra cash.
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On a single monitor setup, as much as I love my 580's, I'd say go for the 6970 and pocket the difference and save up for an upcoming Steam sale or take a girl out on a date. When a new generation card comes out and you decide to sell your card, you will lose less in the long run, without making much of a compromise for performance now.
     
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post #6 of 25
6970= downgrade.
GTX580= upgrade

6970+SSD is the best for that price imo
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lol it would be good if bestbuy sell watercooling in their website, then i could use the store credit for a rasa kit . but damn that's not happening

or i could get 2 6870 for $500, cause they have it $250 each what do you guys think, i heard the 6870 scale pretty well in crossfire.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 5/21/11 at 9:30pm
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post #8 of 25
6970
or one of those unlocking 6950
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yeah i was thinkin about that to, the extra credit will be good but if i spend a little more on the gtx 580. i will get the same money back when a new graphics card comes and i could get it
The GTX 580 is only a bit over 10% faster than the Radeon HD 6970. If you ask me, I'd say it's not worth it because of how much it costs. The Radeon HD 6970 also has better scaling in CrossFire in comparison, and if you plan on gaming at a res like 2560x1600 or higher, it's the clear choice.
    
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post #10 of 25
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yep i just made my choice i'm getting the 6970, the 2G of ram will be very handy for GTA episodes from liberty city . that's an upgrade from my gtx 480 1.5g ram
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