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Should I get GTX 580 or HD 7970?

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I currently have HD 4870 x2 so both would be a big upgrade but most likely 580 will be cheaper. But is it cheap enough to not buy 7970 and get 580 instead? So basically which one is better at price/performance ratio.
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7970, no contest.
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I suppose it depends on how bad the price of the 7970 is jacked up after release and how heavily the 580 is discounted at that time. It could be the 7970's go for $600 and 580's drop to $400 after rebate making them a better deal. Using the supposed MSRP's as a guide though, I would get the 7970 without hesitation over the 580.
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GTX680. Wait for it.
 
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AMD Radeon HD-8970 ... I suggest you wait for that rolleyes.gif
 

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GTX680. Wait for it.

Also the next batch of non-oem and/or mobil  nVidia Desktop cards will be the GTX-7xx series I thought ? the GTX-6xx series was only going to be for oem and/or mobil use ? confused.gif

   
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I would get the 7970 , thats really not even comparable .. The 7970 is faster , more effiecient , cooler and the list goes on ..
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GTX680. Wait for it.

rolleyes.gif yeah , just keep waiting ..
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GTX680. Wait for it.

Don't play this game.

If price isn't an issue, totally 7970.
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GTX580 is a solid card ~ %40 faster. HD 4870 X2 ~ HD 5870 ~ HD 6950. Now the question people forget to ask is (Do you want to upgrade or do you need to upgrade). If you need then HD 7970 will be my choice if you can afford it. USED GTX580 is you go Nvidia root.
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post #9 of 17
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GTX580 is a solid card ~ %40 faster. HD 4870 X2 ~ HD 5870 ~ HD 6950. Now the question people forget to ask is (Do you want to upgrade or do you need to upgrade). If you need then HD 7970 will be my choice if you can afford it. USED GTX580 is you go Nvidia root.

Kinda need to because it is not fun to play bf3 with 25fps on B2K maps. So looks like im going with HD 7970. Thanks everyone!
post #10 of 17
The 7970 will probably kick the 580's ass, so go for that.
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