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So I going to be building a new computer soon and am having trouble choosing the GPU.
I was going to go with the 6970, but it looks like that's going gone, fast. And I do not know when the 7000 series will be coming out.
So with that said. I'm debating whether to wait for the 7000 series (as I still need to wait for Bulldozer CPU's to release as well) or get 2 570's or 2 580's.
Any suggestions?
Edited by Paratrooper1n0 - 7/27/11 at 8:45am
post #2 of 20
i'd go nVidia
i've had a lot of bad experiences with ATI
nVidia's software is structured better, simpler and more resiliant than ATI.

i am waiting for the Bulldozer as well...do you have your MoBo picked out yet?
i would make that priority over the Vid Card
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz;14365216 
i'd go nVidia
i've had a lot of bad experiences with ATI
nVidia's software is structured better, simpler and more resiliant than ATI.

i am waiting for the Bulldozer as well...do you have your MoBo picked out yet?
i would make that priority over the Vid Card

I'm so far thinking the 990FX UD7 by Gigabyte.
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz;14365216 
i'd go nVidia
i've had a lot of bad experiences with ATI
nVidia's software is structured better, simpler and more resiliant than ATI.

i am waiting for the Bulldozer as well...do you have your MoBo picked out yet?
i would make that priority over the Vid Card

ATI's dead. AMD's software is no better or worse than NVidia. Anyone saying something else is certainly entitled to their opinion however.

If your just looking for something to tide you over until the 7XXX series then snag the 570's.


EDIT: My bad I misread. The 7XXX series will be Q4 this year or Q1 next year at the earliest (NVidia is behind and will be late to the party).
Edited by Senator - 7/27/11 at 8:55am
    
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Originally Posted by Senator;14365265 
ATI's dead. AMD's software is no better or worse than NVidia. Anyone saying something else is certainly entitled to their opinion however.

If your just looking for something to tide you over until the 7XXX series then snag the 570's.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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why not two 560ti's in SLI? cheaper and cooler and still getting nice performance
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Originally Posted by Senator;14365265 
ATI's dead. AMD's software is no better or worse than NVidia. Anyone saying something else is certainly entitled to their opinion however.

If your just looking for something to tide you over until the 7XXX series then snag the 570's.

yea i agree with ya on the 570's
you can always upgrade down the road and gtx570/580's hold their resale value pretty well so you really wont be losing but like 20% when you sell
(maybe less if you're smart)
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Hazzeedayz;14365332 
yea i agree with ya on the 570's
you can always upgrade down the road and gtx570/580's hold their resale value pretty well so you really wont be losing but like 20% when you sell
(maybe less if you're smart)

Honestly I doubt that. I recommended the 570's as they aren't as excessive as the 580's with their price premium for just that little extra bit of performance. I honestly expect with the jump to 28nm and AMD not only getting a die shrink but a slight architecture tweak as well that this generation of cards will fall fairly far in value.

It would be nice if me 6950's kept holding their resale as they are right now, but I don't expect it. 580's will certainly take a nose-dive, thus my recommending the 570's if the OP wants to go the Green route. Alternatively OP your welcome to snag a pair of 480's as well. They are hot and hungry, but they do bring the bacon so to speak and either those or some 470's maybe your best price performance option, especially if you want to layover till the 7XXX series.
    
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I honestly expect with the jump to 28nm and AMD not only getting a die shrink but a slight architecture tweak as well that this generation of cards will fall fairly far in value

well thats why i said if you're smart you can get good resale out of it.
if you sell one now you get good money back for it
if you plan on selling one back, you have to watch for when new stuff is coming out and then hurry up and post that crap on amazon (or watever u sell ur crap with)
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I personally dislike Catalyst Control Center with a passion.. If I had the choice I would go nVidia all the way. biggrin.gif
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