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ATI 4870x2 VS. GTX 580

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I was wondering which card has better performance? I'm thinking about selling my GTX 580 for $400 and buy the 4870x2 for $110. I looked up and they're pretty much par in performance. But the 4870x2 runs hotter and draws more power. I have a 875W PSU.

I forgot to mention the 4870x2 is refurb but comes with 3 years warranty.

I will be playing Diablo 3 only pretty much smile.gif - I kinda need the $300 bucks if I sell the GTX 580

Worth the $300 for the downgrade?
Edited by RagingAzn628 - 10/11/11 at 1:24pm
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580 will out perform. plus dx11. its rather close tho
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Stick with the GTX580 because the 4870x2 only has DX10 while the 580 has DX11
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Keep your 580. The 4870x2 isn't DX11, and the 580 is better performing.
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Keep the 580
 
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Wow, all post count, no substance.

OP, there's questions to be asked here; What games do you play? Are you tight on money? Do you like e-peen. I'm guessing no to the latter, as you're considering going down. I'm guessing yes on the money situation.

4870x2 = ~5870

GTX 480 = ~15% better than 5870

GTX 580 = ~10% better than 480

So you're missing out on around ~25-30% performance, not to mention microstuttering or dual gpu scaling depending on application.

It really all depends on what games you play. If you're running in DX10 mode in your games anyways, the 580 wouldn't be noticably better. More FPS yeah, but nothing spectacular.

Plus, 4870 x2 is an epic card. Killer in it's day and for 110$ it's a sweet buy. Just a killer card cool.gif

Obviously if you don't need the extra cash, stick with the 580. Obviously.

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post #9 of 18
The 4870X2 can be finicky in games that don't support Crossfire, or require a lot of RAM.
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4870x2 vs GTX 480

GTX 480 vs GTX 580

580 is far better and consumes less power. tongue.gif
     
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