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Which one should I get? My friend has a GTX 580 and I'm impressed but reviews point to 7870. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Both overclocked 580 will edge it out slightly

But;

7870 consumes signifcantly less power and has more vRam.

I'd go 7870 unless you find a 580 for under 300
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post #3 of 23
gtx580 no question ask.
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post #4 of 23
7870, cheaper, as fast, newer, consumes way less power.
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post #5 of 23
GTX 580's go for about 300, 7870 is about 350. 580 gives better frames for the most part but consumes significantly higher power. I prefer GTX 580 because I dislike ATI drivers.
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post #7 of 23
In terms of pure performance, the 580 will win in the majority of games against the 7870. The 7950 is the rival to the GTX 580, not the 7870 as much.
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post #8 of 23
They're so similar in performance that get whichever you get cheaper.
Personally, I'd go for the 7870 over 580 anytime.
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GTX 580's go for about 300, 7870 is about 350. 580 gives better frames for the most part but consumes significantly higher power. I prefer GTX 580 because I dislike ATI drivers.

Where?
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Where?

OCN Marketplace.

Ebay.

Easily get one for $300 with a good serial based warranty.
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