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I really dont know what to choose, and im buying parts friday. Should I just go with 7950 now since its cheaper and then when 600 series comes out upgrade? aaaghh i dont know what to do lol
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i sold my 580's for 7970's, if you are wanting to do 3 screen resolutions get the 6gb 7970 when i t comes out. they are both good cards but i would buy a 7970 over a 3gb 580 any day
    
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Grab a 7950 and cf in a couple months when prices are settled and you wont have to upgrade until something new comes out(ex DX12) which wont happen for a very long time.
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7950 for sure

It's got that new card smell

580 is solid but over a year old and NV has new parts coming out this year it's hard to recommend it really (still a damn fine card though don't get me wrong just overpriced compared to the 79xx if it was $400 for a new 3gb 580 i'd jump on it but that's a pipedream )
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7950 for sure. it's effin fast and the 3GB VRAM is already a good enough reason to get it even if they had the same performance

the trend the past couple of years was broken with the 7950. it never happened before that an overclocked lower end card (7950) blows pass the performance of the highest end card. the 7950 was A LOT faster than a stock 7970. the thing is the overclock on the 7950 was done with NO voltage support YET. expect a 7950 to overclock more with proper support.
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7950. Better overclocking on stock voltage, about the same or slightly better performance at stock, 3GB VRAM. Why would you get the GTX 580 when it generally costs more?
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7950, it is cheaper by 20-50 bucks too.

more ram.
equal or better performance.

also physx doesn't do that much. I personally didn't care much for the random stuff flying around in Batman:AC
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Only problem is: where do Buy a 7950 in store? it's too late now to order
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A cheap used 580 if possible or if buying new, a 7950 no doubt.
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post #10 of 12
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No the microcenter near me has 580s in stock but not the 7950 or 7970s. I don't know where to buy the 79x0s in store
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