Originally Posted by Balsagna
So where are the benchmarks with the card comparing it to a GTX 580 3gb. Or a GTX 580 3gb superclocked etc.
If I'm not mistaken, most people could overclock and get 7970 performance according to these numbers. Sure, you can overclock the 7970, but no reason to change your whole setup..
I'll be getting one once real user reviews are out and if I can sell my GPU for a decent price.
The 580 1.5GB is basically the same speed as 580 3GB. 7970 should still be faster than the 580 3GB.
The MSRP of 7970 is about $550 USD. Current 580 3GB cards are $590 to $650. If the price is consistent until when the 7970 goes on sale January 9th, the 7970 would be the better buy compared to the 580 3GB.
I just wonder if Nvidia is considering lowering the pricing of the 580 1.5GB. Those would be great cards to get if that happens (and you don't care about having the fastest card).