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post #61 of 94
I love my 470's, I can overclock them so far they'll actually compete with 580s at stock.

That said, I'd rather have 580s
    
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Yeah Balla is right for the same price or lower you can run SLi for the same performance.
I'm looking into some 560tis today actually.
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post #63 of 94
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Chill out man, everyone is well within there rights to buy a 580, and they are without question significantly better than a 570.

Value for money, a 480 beats a 570.. so your argument is invalid.
Come back to me when you learn to spell properly.

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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
You have no idea how much I paid for mine either.

Fact is, a 580 is a better card than a 570. I think that's pretty well obvious. It's up to the user to decide if the extra cost is worth it to them, to have the best of the best card out there. The 570 is a great card too, and yes...it can match a STOCK 580 after overclocking. It'll NEVER match an overclocked 580 though.

I've always gotten the fastest single GPU setup I can afford, never had a problem yet.

Oh yeah, I only paid $250 for my card.....almost 8 months ago. So your price / performance argument is invalid as well (assuming the above was an attack at me personally). Not only that, there's always deals out there that can be had, if one takes the time to look.



I know of somebody that came from two 6970's into two 580's. I haven't stopped hearing about his new cards honestly. He made the switch for basically free though.
Fact is, unless you're running a resolution greater than 1920x1200, a 580 is a complete waste of money.
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post #64 of 94
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Come back to me when you learn to spell properly.



Fact is, unless you're running a resolution greater than 1920x1200, a 580 is a complete waste of money.
Do you even know what your talking about? You tell everyone they are wrong even though we have data to back us up and to top it all off you come across as rude to everyone in your posts. Your only argument against a guy who clearly stated facts was "come back to me when you learn to spell"... i find myself wondering how you got so much rep on this site treating fellow forum members the way you do....

back on topic:

Another thing to consider is the 580 does have more Vram than the 570 and while I was playing the battlefield 3 beta I was monitoring my Vram usage and was easily using between 1300-1400 MB of Vram just on high settings with no deferred AA and High post AA. So if you are running a 570 that could choke up alittle bit and having slightly more Vram might help out based on what I saw while playing the beta.
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post #65 of 94
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Come back to me when you learn to spell properly.



Fact is, unless you're running a resolution greater than 1920x1200, a 580 is a complete waste of money.


The games that I've been wanting to play beg to differ, and even this single 580 can sometimes struggle. Crysis maxed with mods, GTA IV maxed with mods, Metro2033 (which still can't be maxed). I wouldn't be able to max those games without this card. I couldn't on my 470. And this 580 still dips into the 30's with those two games.
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post #66 of 94
If you cant sli with your mobo then I would without question go with a 580. if you get a different mobo in the future you can pick up another 580 and it will have dropped in price probably by that point in time.

I was kind of in your shoes when I was buying my card last month. I cant SLI either with my mobo so it was basically either the 570 or spend a little bit more and get the most power that I could. I ended up getting the 580 because I wanted to be able to run bf3 with really good frame rates... even if it only offered x amount of frames over the 570 I figured i would be happier.

So if your down to the last day I would jump on the 580 otherwise you may end up kicking yourself later.
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post #67 of 94
I'd only get the 580 if you could get it cheap ( Aka in the $350 range ). Otherwise it's a waste of money.

In your case, it is a waste of money. If you have the money to waste then go for it.
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If you already have a 570 it is a complete waste of money. I kind of feel bad for the people that said to get it because of their lack of knowledge. The price to performance is horrible compared to the 570. SLI your 570's. The 580 is nvidia's flagship and you will pay a premium just for it being that.
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Come back to me when you learn to spell properly.



Fact is, unless you're running a resolution greater than 1920x1200, a 580 is a complete waste of money.
This.
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If you already have a 570 it is a complete waste of money. I kind of feel bad for the people that said to get it because of their lack of knowledge. The price to performance is horrible compared to the 570. SLI your 570's. The 580 is nvidia's flagship and you will pay a premium just for it being that.
He's stated throughout this thread his Mobo doesn't do SLI
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