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ok ive been offered a gtx 580 gainward 3gb for £280 but if i give the fella my gts 450 hell knock another 40notes off.


so for 240quid is it worth getting or do i get something else?!?! i could probably get another 20quid off, bare in mind its mint in packet never used.

i really dont think that 2gb will do me Vram wise. if i where to get a new gpu 3gb would be the lowest im willing to go.
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Nope, Can get a 670 for just a little more, they are 2GB though.. but you are at 1080p no? I'm at 1440p w/ a 2GB card.
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Go for a 670 imo.

The 2gb on my 680 works fine for dual monitors, one of them being 1440p.
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Nope, Can get a 670 for just a little more, they are 2GB though.. but you are at 1080p no? I'm at 1440p w/ a 2GB card.

the 670 is more, i really dont want to spend more then 240, even thats pushing it!

2gb is a nice number but honestly future games will need more Vram, due to AA and texture loading, id love 4gb. but honestly 3gb is the lowest id like to go.

plus the 670s are all 280+ and 310+ with non ref coolers. i cant justify it.

7950s start at 260 with non ref coolers, BUT is a 7950 better then a GTX 580 3gb?!
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Do a little research on the best deal you can get on a newer generation gpu.

If you can make the jump, do it. If not, the 580 is a sweet piece of hardware Anyway.
    
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I'd go with a 7950 its cheaper than the 670 has more ram and with the GTX 600 series were still on beta drivers almost half a year after the release of the series.

I just wish AMD dropped their prices a lot sooner than they did.
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post #7 of 12
You could go for a GTX 480; they aren't much less powerful than a 580 overclocked, and they are around $200 (130 pounds) these days, and you can put a H60 on it if you need it to be quiet.
You could also get a 660 ti, it's about $300 (190 pounds), and more powerful than a 580.
The 580 has a terrible price to performance currently.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 9/7/12 at 2:05pm
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You could go for a GTX 480; they aren't much less powerful than a 580 overclocked, and they are around $200 (130 pounds) these days, and you can put a H60 on it if you need it to be quiet.

^ THIS THIS THIS
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^ THIS THIS THIS

Im sorry, but i disagreed 100%. For the same $200 USD, you can get a 7850, that preforms similar to a 480, while using (no exaggeration) HALF the power.

If we flip back to a card with meets your budget, i too would suggest a 7950. Its about 5-8% faster than a 580, and uses much less power.

Edit: 2gb is plenty for 1080p. Ive noticed no VRAM restrictions even on my 1440p monitor w/ my 2gb card.
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the 670 is more, i really dont want to spend more then 240, even thats pushing it!
2gb is a nice number but honestly future games will need more Vram, due to AA and texture loading, id love 4gb. but honestly 3gb is the lowest id like to go.
plus the 670s are all 280+ and 310+ with non ref coolers. i cant justify it.
7950s start at 260 with non ref coolers, BUT is a 7950 better then a GTX 580 3gb?!

Go for the gtx670. Try and stretch for it, or you'll be regretting it soon enough that you didn't spend a tad more dollars.

You'll be limited by gpu horse power before Vram maxing out on a gtx580 3gb. The GTX670 is a beast!
    
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