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post #21 of 65
By the way 7970 is 4k ready too that's a win win I don't think nvidia is aware of 4k yet xD
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post #22 of 65
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Where do you get the 2 year number from? 580's were released in Nov of 2010, thats barely a year ago.

A little late with this comment... lol
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post #23 of 65
I cant wait til the new gen nvidia comes out , this is what the performance increase is like between the two companies.
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thats going to start some fires
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How would the 7970 perform against a classified 580 at 900mhz? (which is the stock clock for the classified 580)
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How would the 7970 perform against a classified 580 at 900mhz? (which is the stock clock for the classified 580)

Pretty sure the stock 7970 is still going to win everything, overclocking the gtx580 just closing the gap. I've been watching the 7970 owners thread as they post benchmarks. This post ( http://www.overclock.net/t/1196856/official-amd-radeon-hd-7950-7970-owners-club/480#post_16172916 ) has some interesting comparisons, granted it's a i7-930 @ 4.0ghz and not SB but the trend is obvious.
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I cant wait til the new gen nvidia comes out , this is what the performance increase is like between the two companies.
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thats going to start some fires

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post #27 of 65
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You NVIDIA fan boys need to be happy about this. Why? because competitions only benefits us consumers and will lead to a better product. If the 580 was still on top that would leave the market stagnate and they would increase 580 prices even more.
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post #28 of 65
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You NVIDIA fan boys need to be happy about this. Why? because competitions only benefits us consumers and will lead to a better product. If the 580 was still on top that would leave the market stagnate and they would increase 580 prices even more.

Yeah people need to understand this, if anything this will make Nvidia reevaluate Kepler if it is not up to par!
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post #29 of 65
I don't really see the point in buying a GTX580 now that the HD7970 is better. If you are going for the best (and want to spend a little on it), the GTX580 is just not the right choice anymore, that's obvious. I am considering to upgrade my GTX580 to the HD7970 just to try it out. My only concern is the damn crappy catalyst software, but they might have improved since last time I went with ATI. For sure, as soon as Nvidia comes out with something even better I might change again.
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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.

That small 8FPS difference is ~ 25% to 30% (assuming the aforementioned 22FPS vs 30FPS..). Now, if you were playing a game where the GTX 580 was getting 40FPS, and the 7970 was 25 to 30% faster... you'd be getting ~50FPS or more. The gap gets bigger as the FPS increases because it's a percentage.

Also, this percentage becomes bigger as resolution increases.
Also, the GTX 580 hasn't been out for 2 years. It's been out for 1 year. This means that the GTX 580 has has a year for drivers to mature, whereas the 7970 is still brand new.
Also, the 7970 uses less power and stays cooler, yet still out performs the GTX 580. Not impressed? Or not open minded to companies other than nVidia?

If you already had a GTX 580, then by all means do what you want with it. But to say that someone isn't impressed by the Radeon HD 7970... Hmm....
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