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So now I'm a fanboy just because I have a 580? rolleyes.gif

I've had AMD cards before and I have no problem with them, but yes... I was wrong about the release date of the 580, I was thinking Nov 09 not 10. I'm simply saying I was hoping to see more than a 10-20% performance increase. That's all!
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I can't believe their top of the line single gpu card only gets 8 frames better in BF3 than the 2 year old 580. I know it's a lot cheaper, but still... I"m not impressed.

As said already it's closer to 1 year than 2. 22 -> 30 is a ~36.5% increase by the way. Not too shabby considering it also consumes less power and runs 10C cooler under load. I'm waiting for NVidia to show it's hand but the red team is looking pretty tempting so far. Shame I don't care for red....
post #13 of 65
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So now I'm a fanboy just because I have a 580? rolleyes.gif
I've had AMD cards before and I have no problem with them, but yes... I was wrong about the release date of the 580, I was thinking Nov 09 not 10. I'm simply saying I was hoping to see more than a 10-20% performance increase. That's all!

It was directed at comments and misleading assumptions through accuracy that set you off as a Fanboy. These threads are all over the place becoming like this -- "It's not that much of an increase. I get 25fps on my GTX 580 and 34 on my 7970" and don't really know that it's a big increase in performance.

I've run ATI/Nvidia based upon performance, price and the components themselves such as how hot they run, how well they overclock. how much power they use and so on.

Because of that reason, I stuck with AMD/ATI for quite a while because of the price performance they offered -- I switched to Nvidia with the GTX 580 because the cards ran cooler, overclocked as well, the prices were pretty decent (for what you're getting), they also idled pretty low.

ATi had no advantage over Nvidia last gen --- This gen, so far, there is no reason to buy a GTX 580 unless you're a die hard fan boy. It gets beat pretty handily AT EVERYTHING even in games that FAVOR Nvidia

And, drivers are only going to get better while the Nvidia's won't get much bigger improvements.

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post #14 of 65
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So now I'm a fanboy just because I have a 580? rolleyes.gif
I've had AMD cards before and I have no problem with them, but yes... I was wrong about the release date of the 580, I was thinking Nov 09 not 10. I'm simply saying I was hoping to see more than a 10-20% performance increase. That's all!

HD 7970 is ~ 20% faster then GTX580. That ~ Same difference between GTX570 and GTX580 yet people bough the GTX580 for $150 more for that 20%. On Top of that HD 7970 overclocks very well. So in the end its ~ 30-40% faster which to me is a big increase when you up there in the top.
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post #15 of 65
7970 all the way guys!

Bumping this thread so the market will buy more 7970's

What about when the 580 gets a price drop?
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post #16 of 65
Stupid. The 7970 would be a bit further ahead if tested at a high resolution and not 1080P. 7970 has a bit more memory bandwidth behind it.

Also, the 580 3G price will drop to accommodate its now being second place.
post #17 of 65
I love nVidia, but there is no denying how powerful the 7970 is at the moment. It's true potential seems to come with its overclocking. Stock for stock, yes they are a little similar. But between the possible xFire scaling and how well they overclock on air, for the same price you shouldn't look at the 580 at all.

However, once the 7950 comes into (depending on benchmarks), the 580 might be entirely out of the ballgame seeing how the 7950 is $100 cheaper according to reports.

The 580 can only hang on for so long, and it's time is counting down.... Can't wait for the 6/700 series (whichever is the desktop model), so that we can get some new tech vs new tech smile.gif
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I'm impressed with the 7970. I'm happy about it, really.smile.gif
    
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I can't believe their top of the line single gpu card only gets 8 frames better in BF3 than the 2 year old 580. I know it's a lot cheaper, but still... I"m not impressed.

Where do you get the 2 year number from? 580's were released in Nov of 2010, thats barely a year ago.
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