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If you don't have to pay the restocking fee or if it's pretty low, I would exchange it for the 7970.
It's a beast gaming GPU (about 20% faster than the 580 on average).
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Either way you'll have a beast card. The only thing I warn is since it's a new card there could be bugs. Both software and hardware, so if you're willing to put up with the potential of things to wrong. Then go for the 7970 biggrin.gif

If you want it to work, go for the 580
    
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Thanks guys, + rep.

I was all set on this card (the one I currently have) and then I find out the day I receive it, there is a better GPU doh.gif

-Shaq
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Return that card and buy the 7970! When you look at the performance at stock and then consider that it overclocks easily 20% over stock at default volts, well that is a very impressive card that is going to outperform the gtx580 you bought.
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Either way you'll have a beast card. The only thing I warn is since it's a new card there could be bugs. Both software and hardware, so if you're willing to put up with the potential of things to wrong. Then go for the 7970 biggrin.gif
If you want it to work, go for the 580

That is a little ridiculous. You make it sound like going with the 7970 means he will have an unstable product! How often is that the case with new graphics cards? Sometimes you have driver issues with new games, but I can't remember the last time there was a serious issue with a new gpu.
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Return that card and buy the 7970! When you look at the performance at stock and then consider that it overclocks easily 20% over stock at default volts, well that is a very impressive card that is going to outperform the gtx580 you bought.
That is a little ridiculous. You make it sound like going with the 7970 means he will have an unstable product! How often is that the case with new graphics cards? Sometimes you have driver issues with new games, but I can't remember the last time there was a serious issue with a new gpu.

I think he was just trying to make me feel better. I will change GPU if I can although I can't really be TOO disappointed if i can't worriedsmiley.gif

I guess I do have a very good card in my hands and it is a plus that it has PhysX. Also a Intel and NVIDIA build is an up side too.

Maybe I should just be happy I got one of the, if not the best GTX 580 graphics card in the world eh-smiley.gif

-Shaq
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Never settle for less, especially if you can help it. thumb.gif
That's what overclocking is about. biggrin.gif
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Never settle for less, especially if you can help it. thumb.gif
That's what overclocking is about. biggrin.gif

True!

Although on another note, that card is no slouch what so ever. If you dont wanna go through the headache of returning or a restocking fee, that care still will dominate anything you throw at it. Although i am a bit biased because i have 3 of these cards smile.gif
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Never settle for less, especially if you can help it. thumb.gif
That's what overclocking is about. biggrin.gif

That is a good point.

I need whatever GPU I get to last for 3 years anyway (then I'm selling my PC and getting a car biggrin.gif and new PC).

I'm honestly not TOO phased if I don't get the 7970 UNLESS my GTX 580 can't maintain high settings on games in 2 years time.

-Shaq
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Originally Posted by LegitSticks View Post

Quote:
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Never settle for less, especially if you can help it. thumb.gif
That's what overclocking is about. biggrin.gif

That is a good point.

I need whatever GPU I get to last for 3 years anyway (then I'm selling my PC and getting a car biggrin.gif and new PC).

I'm honestly not TOO phased if I don't get the 7970 UNLESS my GTX 580 can't maintain high settings on games in 2 years time.

-Shaq
I plan to get a new high-end video card every year...
If you plan to have a video card for over two years, it may as well be the faster one.
Similar price, right?

Short-term inconvenience for a long-term satisfaction (at least I hope so).
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