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hey guys i have a gtx 580 as in my system.U guys think i should upgrade my system with gtx 670.Thanks
    
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If you're gaming at 1080p you really shouldn't need to upgrade yet from your 580.
Probably would make more sense to just pickup a 2nd on the cheap when you do - since you have that 1kw PSU it won't be an issue.
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If I had a GTX 580 prior to this GTX 670. I wouldn't even bother upgrading. But my GTX 470 was a pretty hot, loud card & in top of that it didn't OC as well as other 470s that's why I upgraded.
Wait for GK110 IMO for the big jump, it just doesn't worth the cost for 20-25% increase.
If your listed system is accurate and that OC is stable your 580 will perform 90% of a 670.
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Do you have the 1.5 or 3gb version of the Gtx 580? which games do you play and at what resolution? Your system is still pretty decent, unless you have the 1.5gb version and are hitting the vram limit in games at high resolution + aa settings, I would wait for the next gen Gtx 7 series.
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i cant go sli coz i actually sold my gtx 580 as it was too hot,I was just upgrading as i thought it was a good card
    
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i cant go sli coz i actually sold my gtx 580 as it was too hot,I was just upgrading as i thought it was a good card

Don't get me wrong. GTX 670 is an awesome card. Just not in you particular case. 20-25% difference is a very minimal increase for the cost. But since now you sold the 580 you can get either a 670 or a 7950. But the 7950 is a more bang for the buck the only problem is that if you want to sell it later it won't have the resale value of GTX 670.
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This is exactly where I'm at. I'm not sure if a 670 would really be worth the money and the 680 is just still too darn expensive. I think the 580 is gettin to its limits. BF3 and some other games really can take a hit to my 25% overclocked 580. Minimum Fps can really drop into the 40's and 50's depending on the settings. Especially with bf3 all maxxed out @ 1080p it can easily get down into the 40's and 50's. So I'm lookin for somethin more too. I've got a monitor @ 75Hz so that gives me a higher average fps that is desired. Between my overclocked 580 and stock 680, it'll be around a 16% performance increase...pretty good imo
post #8 of 10
GTX 670 is a great upgrade.

It is quite a bit faster than the AMD offerings, and a great pricepoint as well.

And, it will run anything you can throw at it for quite a while
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A 670 isn't faster than anything AMD offers right now.
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Heck I would upgrade from my 7970 to a 670 just for the physx in borderlands 2
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