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Shoud I pick up the 7970?

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Guys help...Should I pick this up? Or should i just pick up another Nvidia 580 GTX? I need another graphic card for my spare PC....

It's so hard to make up my mind...thanks for the help and encouragement...you guys rock!!!!
post #2 of 10
The answer is yes. How you wish to decode that answer, is up to you. tongue.gif

A second GTX580 would be a more noticeable increase NOW. The 7970 should get better with more drivers (and its noticably better for me, I had a 580). Not to mention you said something about your secondary PC. If you bought a 7970 now, your 580 could go to your secondary rig. smile.gif
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post #3 of 10
2 options:

A) Keep 580. Wait for Kepler. Pick up second 580 for <$300. Then a 3rd 580 a year later for $200 wink.gif

B) Sell 580 now while still worth ~$400. Pick up 7970.

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Second gtx 580..... Why would you even think about getting a 7970 if you already has one 580..? -_-
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Originally Posted by wardoc22 View Post

Second gtx 580..... Why would you even think about getting a 7970 if you already has one 580..? -_-

I did. No regrets from me. smile.gif
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post #6 of 10
7950 is better bang for the buck or you could wait for nvidia kepler which will poo on amd should be soon btw thumb.gif
post #7 of 10
GTX 580 is nowhere near $400 now. I sold one last week for $300 locally. You might aswell keep it...they depreciated pretty quick after 7970 came out
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Originally Posted by randomnerd865 View Post

7950 is better bang for the buck or you could wait for nvidia kepler which will poo on amd should be soon btw thumb.gif

7950 isn't worthy enough from 580.

Given 7970's binning, ESPECIALLY on the vRam(1700+ on air), it's the only notable upgrade in my opinion.
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post #9 of 10
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Thanks for the feedback...I'm thinking about taking out my 580 from my main and putting it in my spare....that's why I'm looking for a new graphic card....
post #10 of 10
Grab a 7950 and overclock it and save yourself some money http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34761-amd-hd-7950-vs-hd-7970-clocks/?page=2
Edited by XAslanX - 2/7/12 at 12:01am
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