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I can't decide between the 580 Classified and the 7970...

The 7970 is $10 more so I was thinking why not? Although, the Classified has gotten wayyy better reviews. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 5
I would go with the 7970 but that's just me. Both will be out of date soon anyways and the Nvidia new cards should smash the 580.

And we all hope once new drivers come out for the 7970 we should be rocking some awesome numbers. I'd do that!
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post #3 of 5
for the sake of you getting your card, the 580 would be better. the new cards will not render the 580 obsolete by any means. the 7970 aperently has driver issues [as mentioned above] and since they both perform quite closely it would not be worth the trouble for the 7970.
    
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post #4 of 5
If they are near the same price, get the 7970. It's is faster, and likely OCs better.

Driver issues are usually a given with new hardware, but most tend to get resolved fairly quickly.
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I have a HD 7970 and 4 GTX 580's (one of them a 3GB). Get the HD 7970.
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