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So I bought these 2 480's with plans of going to the 7970 but I have changed my mind and decided I am going to completely stay away from AMD, so I am wondering when they will be out as I am thinking about going to 2x 3gb 580's.

I paid these 480's real cheap and will probably make money off selling them to get the 580's so I wont be at a loss.


Anyone think I should go with the 580's? Or just hold off.
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post #2 of 23
I made a similar decision recently and ended up buying the Asus Platinum Matrix GTX 580.
Here's a link to a thread I posted about 2 weeks ago with responses to a similar question I asked:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1175904/i-just-bought-an-asus-rog-platinum-matrix-gtx-580-would-like-to-hear-some-of-your-thoughts-on-my-purchase

The unreliability of AMD drivers as well as me wanting to stay with the Green Team contributed to my decision.
Since no game really tets this last generation of GPU's I think we have lots more flexibility with the decision.

Good luck!!! thumb.gif
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you must be late to the party. driver issues were only with the 4xxxx series and a little with the 5xxxx series, but there hasn't been any problems with the 6xxxx series. clinging on to something that isn't true doesnt stop the fact that amd is winning. GO 7970 WOOT
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stick with what you have until the prices drop on the nvidia 500 series AND the 600 series release. make your decision then.
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gtx 480 is still a monster card, even moreso in sli. I'd wait unless you really need to upgrade.
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you must be late to the party. driver issues were only with the 4xxxx series and a little with the 5xxxx series, but there hasn't been any problems with the 6xxxx series. clinging on to something that isn't true doesnt stop the fact that amd is winning. GO 7970 WOOT

Brotha you should really play games the way they were meant to be played. biggrin.gif
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Brotha you should really play games the way they were meant to be played. biggrin.gif

With lower image quality!
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gtx 480 is still a monster card, even moreso in sli. I'd wait unless you really need to upgrade.

6050x1080

Battlefield 3 takes them to their limit on medium, and if its raining low.

and When the Benq XL2420T comes out I am going to want to avg 120fps so I am going to need all the power possible.
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I've read somewhere nvidia 600 series mid range cards (gtx 660s i guess) are 2nd quarter next year and their high end platforms around 3rd quarter.
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I've read somewhere nvidia 600 series mid range cards (gtx 660s i guess) are 2nd quarter next year and their high end platforms around 3rd quarter.

According to the road-map that's been put out, the replacement for GTX 580 is 4th qtr 2012 or 1st qtr 2013.
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