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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Dmac73;15263924 
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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Except the GTX 480 was only ~5% faster than the 5870..... and the 5870 was released roughly 6+months before the 480.

The 15% was for Nvidia driven games only. On average it was 5% MAYBE 10%... not no 15%
     
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post #12 of 18
Whatever the actual percentage difference is... it's pretty clear 4870x2 and GTX580 arent offering the same experience.

But for $110 the 4870x2 is a good value, It's you call how important cost vs performance is.
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Dual gpu solutions tend to suck. It would be inadvisable to make the switch you are considering. Stay with the gtx 580.
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post #14 of 18
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I forgot to mention the 4870x2 is refurb but comes with 3 years warranty.

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

Worth the $300 for the downgrade?
post #15 of 18
I don't see how it's a troll post.

For him it's $400 vs $110 while the performance is somewhat on the same level. If you're tight on money, the 4870x2 is a good buy but you have to consider the negatives such as less performance, power, heat, noise, DX10, and issues with xfire. If your fine with that then go for it.
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I'll gladly trade my 5870 with the cooling it has (check sig) for your 580
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I'll gladly trade my 5870 with the cooling it has (check sig) for your 580
I will trade for it PLUS $300.
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I will trade for it PLUS $300.
Do some research on the card and the coolers I have on it, then rework that price.
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