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My question is: Does a 7970 fold better than a fermi 580?
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Here's an interesting costs analysis, for fps, for Metro.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=858&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=11

"Cost Analysis: Metro 2033 (1920x1200)

$210.00 GeForce GTX 560Ti costs $13.13 per FPS
$330.00 GeForce GTX 570 costs $15.21 per FPS
$480.00 GeForce GTX 580 costs $18.46 per FPS
$749.00 GeForce GTX 590 costs $19.21 per FPS
$320.00 Radeon HD 6970 costs $14.10 per FPS
$700.00 Radeon HD 6990 costs $17.50 per FPS
$600.00 Radeon HD 7970 costs $22.22 per FPS.
$600.00 Radeon HD 7970 overclocked costs $19.80 per FPS"
    
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post #33 of 72
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Originally Posted by Coach Mcguirk View Post

Here's an interesting costs analysis, for fps, for Metro.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=858&Itemid=72&limit=1&limitstart=11
"Cost Analysis: Metro 2033 (1920x1200)
$210.00 GeForce GTX 560Ti costs $13.13 per FPS
$330.00 GeForce GTX 570 costs $15.21 per FPS
$480.00 GeForce GTX 580 costs $18.46 per FPS
$749.00 GeForce GTX 590 costs $19.21 per FPS
$320.00 Radeon HD 6970 costs $14.10 per FPS
$700.00 Radeon HD 6990 costs $17.50 per FPS
$600.00 Radeon HD 7970 costs $22.22 per FPS.
$600.00 Radeon HD 7970 overclocked costs $19.80 per FPS"

Interesting indeed. I guess as long as you get performance you are happy to play with (most people deem this as 60+ FPS at all times in every game on maximum detail at their resolution of choice), there's no point in spending more for a computer and you should just opt for what's best in cost/performance ratio. These results are skewed further by UK prices.
    
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post #34 of 72
In Argentina our prices sucks too, i payed $520 for a GTX 570 and $720 for each of my 580 (USD), plus they always charge you if the product is new and top of the line, for example when released a 580 cost up to $900-1000 USD but now their prices are low enough to get one or two if you have the money. Anyway i'm expecting the 7970 reference to cost up to $1200-1400 if not more frown.gif

I'm happy with my SLI but i'm not rich so i cannot upgrade every day because in my country our prices suck for so long that when you have the chance to get something it's old gen already. I hope my SLI will rock until DX12 or DX13 then i will upgrade everything again.
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post

a card without DX11.1

HOLY HELL

SHUTUPANDTAKEMYMONEYS..


lol what even supports that.. ati always the first to the table with dx, then next gen cards come out and games still arent really using it
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post #37 of 72
Cheapest 7970 3gb on ocuk = 420
Cheapest GTX 580 3gb on ocuk = 440

Seeing as the GTX 580 only overclocks around 15% at best and the 7970 does 40% or more I really don't see how the 7970 is "very expensive compared to the 580".

Also if you want to compare it to the 1.5GB when both are clocked ....well, I would call that more than a slight performance lead:

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post #38 of 72
580 is not slightly slower. It's properly 1 generation behind 7970. You can't see this on cpu bound games or dx9 titles. And these are on beta drivers biggrin.gif
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post #39 of 72
remember there two type of the GTX580 1.5 and the 3gb. The lowest priced GTX 580 3gb i have seen is $550 US over at newegg. And the HD7970 at $560 US. no doubt the prices outside the US is a lot higher and even moreso given its release. No doubt the HD7970 would be a better buy in the US than the GTX580 based on the performance and current prices. All Nvidia needs to do is haul ass and try to get the next gen released.

One can always wait if the hot newely released stuff are "expensive". thumb.gif
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I have to admit that I was very much hoping for a $500 release price. You guys in Europe get screwed no matter what. redface.gif Sad part is I will buy a 7970 regardless. *sigh* they have me by my balls.

then your balls are very easily grabbed... haha JK

why though? you got the MARS II.... dang it!! that the best card on the planet!!! and so prestige and rare why trade it for 7970?
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