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^Palit too.
My 580s all failed with bcc 116 after a power failure. Thankfully, MSI and Palit both are honoring it (3 year warranty) after I explained the situation. Palit is even honoring it without me providing proof of purchase.
smile.gif

Am I reading that incorrectly or are you implying that MSI required proof of purchase? That can't be true, but I had to ask.
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post #22 of 56
HD 7970
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7970.

Go where the single-GPU performance is at.

580s of any variety are just a stupid idea right now.
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post #24 of 56
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So from most of these reviews the 590 is what 20-30% faster than the 7970?

If the 79 is going for 450 then get that and add another down the road. Since the 590 is out of production it's all sorts of expensive.
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post #25 of 56
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So from most of these reviews the 590 is what 20-30% faster than the 7970?

If the 79 is going for 450 then get that and add another down the road. Since the 590 is out of production it's all sorts of expensive.

I thought the 79 was going to be $540?
post #26 of 56
ATI drivers are not as bad as people make them out to be. I would get a 7970. That GTX260 will fair fine until you can get one. smile.gif
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post #27 of 56
Here is a solution, use an older card that you have lying around as a temporary card, then buy a 7970 when it comes out and viola you have a beast system again.
post #28 of 56
Have your tried setting the GTX 580 to stock also if its a overclock edition card lower all the settings to a reference 580.
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post #29 of 56
I have never had any problems with ATI-MD Cards bthen again only single card setups..
post #30 of 56
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ATI drivers are not as bad as people make them out to be. I would get a 7970. That GTX260 will fair fine until you can get one. smile.gif

This ^. Stay away from crossfire though.
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