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Poll Results: GTX 580 or GTX 670

 
  • 32% (10)
    GTX 580 $250
  • 67% (21)
    GTX 670 ~ $400
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post #1 of 49
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Well Folks, I guess its just that time of year, but I have the upgrade itch. I'm currently running an ancient GTX 460 and frankly its not cutting it anymore with Add IN Textures, etc.

At this point I have just decided to upgrade my GPU. My I7 has never really been a bottleneck and I doubt it will be running at 3.8GHz (down from 4 due to Oklahoma being hot as hell during summer/fall) As soon as it cools down I plan to OC back to 4 or 4.2.

So, the question Becomes, which would you buy for Single/Dual Monitors at 1080P (Primarily 1 Monitor Gaming)

GTX 580 - $ 250

GTX 670 ~ $400

Let the Discussion Begin
post #2 of 49
What games ? 1.5gb 580 or 3gb ? Quick answer is 580 for 250 IMO, if its the 3gb version. Otherwise I'd go 670. You'll be able to keep it as long as you've had your 460 most likely. It's a great value despite its somewhat hefty price tag.


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post #3 of 49
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Originally Posted by kyle5281 View Post

Well Folks, I guess its just that time of year, but I have the upgrade itch. I'm currently running an ancient GTX 460 and frankly its not cutting it anymore with Add IN Textures, etc.
At this point I have just decided to upgrade my GPU. My I7 has never really been a bottleneck and I doubt it will be running at 3.8GHz (down from 4 due to Oklahoma being hot as hell during summer/fall) As soon as it cools down I plan to OC back to 4 or 4.2.
So, the question Becomes, which would you buy for Single/Dual Monitors at 1080P (Primarily 1 Monitor Gaming)
GTX 580 - $ 250
GTX 670 ~ $400
Let the Discussion Begin

i'll buy the GTX 670, because you don't have to worry about upgrading anytime soon thumb.gif
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post #4 of 49
Why is the gtx 590 more badass than the gtx 670 or 680?

I just assumed that the newer generation of cards were better, but now I'm considering returning my 670 and getting a 590?
post #5 of 49
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Why is the gtx 590 more badass than the gtx 670 or 680?
I just assumed that the newer generation of cards were better, but now I'm considering returning my 670 and getting a 590?

Guess i will go GTX 590 instead of GTX 680 thumb.gif (I can't SLI)
 
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post #6 of 49
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Originally Posted by lukeman3000 View Post

Why is the gtx 590 more badass than the gtx 670 or 680?
I just assumed that the newer generation of cards were better, but now I'm considering returning my 670 and getting a 590?

I wouldn't. I had a 590 before and it was a great card, but so is the 670/680. The 590 consumes a ton more power, runs hotter, and will not overclock as high as the 670/680. If you can find a 590 for less than a 670 I would say go for it, but i doubt you will find it at that price.
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post #7 of 49
Plus, why mess with SLI issues with the GTX 590 (which the OP never even mentioned) instead of taking the much cooler running, andgreat performing, GTX 670. Especially at 1080p (and in a hot location, apparently).
post #8 of 49
Why not a 7950 for around 300? They scale very well when you overclock them and will easily match or outperform a 670 depending on the game when ocd. I think if you can get a nice oc on it its definitely the best performance/price ratio out there now .
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post #9 of 49
580 biggrin.gif
post #10 of 49
I just want to say that the 590 is in the $900+ price range and is more comparable to a 690 than a 670 or 680 because, like a GTX 690, the 590 has a dual GPU design. I was wrong to compare the 590 to the 670 and 680, because a 670 is $400 vs. $900 or so for a 590.

That said, I would go with a 670 because it beats out the 580 in benchmarks, uses less power, is quieter, and cooler. Plus, you have more room for improvement if you decide to go SLI in the future.
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