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So I just purchased this card: MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Lightning Extreme Edition OC (link: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=18698 ) and it arrived today (its unopened).

So just now I was searching the store I purchased off and this one showed up for the same price: MSI Radeon HD7970 3GB (link: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=19124 ).

What should I do? Should I just keep my card or will this card bring much better performance (marginally)?

Thanks!

-Shaq
post #2 of 44
I would go with the 7970 it is about 10% faster than the 580 and has a lower power consumption not to mention it overclocks like crazy.
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Is gaming the main thing you'll be doing?
GTX 580 has a wider selection of GPGPU programs.
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The thing is I don't want to wait for the shipping time and pay for the shipping to get the other card here. I am ready to build my first computer on the 15th and it will delay me if I have to send it back.

I also like to stick with Intel/NVIDIA.

I feel like crying doh.gif

-Shaq
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You gonna get hit with a restocking fee? If you can return without any penalty then I would definitely send it back and get a 7970.
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Quote:
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Is gaming the main thing you'll be doing?
GTX 580 has a wider selection of GPGPU programs.

Yep I will be gaming on games like BF3, Skyrim and Minecraft.

I am in distress mad.gif

-Shaq
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You still have a badass card buddy that will dominate everything you put it against. thumb.gif
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I'd return it and get the 7970 if you don't have a huge restocking fee.
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You still have a badass card buddy that will dominate everything you put it against. thumb.gif

Thanks, that makes me feel a little better redface.gif

Oh yeah and + rep to everyone that has helped so far.

-Shaq
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my oath, if you can swap it do it.. yes the 7670 is a better performer and the die shrink gives it lower power consumption and at the same price. thumb.gif how this will affect FPS and if you notice the difference im not sure tho. both are butt kicking cards anyway smile.gif
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