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Poll Results: Which card has better gaming performance? (Smoothness, not just raw FPS)

 
  • 64% (11)
    Radeon 7850/7870
  • 35% (6)
    GTX 580
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post #31 of 40
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/graphics/display/radeon-hd-7870-ghz-edition-hd-7850_8.html#sect0

Finally, let’s make two more comparisons. First, the new AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition vs. Nvidia’s ex-flagship GeForce GTX 580 3GB:



he GeForce GTX 580 wins more tests, just as expected. However, the gap from the Radeon HD 7870 is not large on average: a mere 4-11% at 1920x1080 and 2-11% at 2560x1600. And the Radeon HD 7870 can bridge the gap altogether when overclocked (except for the antialiasing mode in StarCraft II). But the GeForce GTX 580 can be overclocked as well, so we only compare them at their default clock rates.

And now let’s compare the AMD Radeon HD 7850 with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570:



The Nvidia-based card enjoys a larger advantage here: 9-12% at 1920x1080 and 8-10% at 2560x1600. And again, the Radeon can bridge the gap if overclocked (to 1050/5800 MHz).
post #32 of 40
I am a fan of the 7870 as being the ULTIMATE MID RANGE GPU.. and almost got one myself.. smile.gif
post #33 of 40
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That is true.

Although the AMD sweet spot folding card is the 7970, which is currently bringing in around 50k PPD, compared to a GTX 670/680, which only brings in around 40k PPD at most.

Wha? Really.... hmm they must have updated the core for 670/680s since i last folded on mine. Seems like I was only getting 27k ppd on a 670 @ 1250/7000
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post #34 of 40
Definitely go for the 7870 or 7870 XT. When overclocked it surpasses GTX 580 performance easily, runs cooler, uses less power, AND has 2GB of Vram vs 1.5GB (unless you're getting a 3GB 580).
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I saw one on sale for $225 US I think, gotta look for it again.
I thought it was a nice deal..
post #36 of 40
Yeah they both can be OC'd but AMD gpus are always king of the hill when it comes to OC'ing tongue.gif
And that there is much more headroom in the 7870s if it's a Dual-X cooler
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Quote:
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Yeah they both can be OC'd but AMD gpus are always king of the hill when it comes to OC'ing tongue.gif
And that there is much more headroom in the 7870s if it's a Dual-X cooler
fanboi much....? tongue.gif
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fanboi much....? tongue.gif

lol awww come on now.... dont make me mention "Titan" just so I can be called a fanboi like I would anywhere else just for bringing it up lol tongue.gif
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fanboi much....? tongue.gif

lol awww come on now.... dont make me mention "Titan" just so I can be called a fanboi like I would anywhere else just for bringing it up lol tongue.gif
applaud.gif
post #40 of 40
I wouldn't consider the 580 unless it had a lifetime warranty, warranty will already be half gone by now, if used.

Here are a couple of comparisons between the 2, GHz 7870 vs 580, don't exactly remember the stock clocks.



3Dm11


And 3DmFS...




Found a Vantage run for both.
Edited by grunion - 3/9/13 at 1:29pm
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