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This is a review about HD7970 vs gtx580 published when HD7970 was released (http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gtx580_vs_hd7970_the_ultimate_face_off,15.html). Although there have been updates of ATI drivers, the difference of raw gpu power between two card is most likely about 20-40% even now. Then if you want to upgrade your card now, your focus point should be the temperature and the noise. But you seem to want more gpu power than your current card. If I were you, I would wait for the gpus of next generation (AMD announced the release of HD9970 in October. Nvidia probably will release something next year) since gtx 580 is pretty fine for 1080p gaming on the performance-wise. If the temperature is too high for your gtx 580, you could consider Accelero cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186068&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-VGA+Cooling-_-N82E16835186068&gclid=COWDoa3Z9bgCFYOe4AodsA0ADg) to reduce both temperature and noise. Since this cooler is designed to be able to be installed to various cards, it will probably fit to the cards that will be released in the future. So you can recycle this cooler when you purchase a new card. However if you think that the performance gain about 20-40% is acceptable, probably HD7970 is the way to go. But the price of HD7970 might decline after the release of HD9970 in October. This is one thing you might want to consider. HD7970 should run cooler than gtx580. But if you really want cool and quiet gaming, you might still want Accelero cooler for even HD7970.
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HD 7970 is the best bang for buck. And shoot if its roughly $300 I might have to get one.
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This is a review about HD7970 vs gtx580 published when HD7970 was released (http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gtx580_vs_hd7970_the_ultimate_face_off,15.html). Although there have been updates of ATI drivers, the difference of raw gpu power between two card is most likely about 20-40% even now. Then if you want to upgrade your card now, your focus point should be the temperature and the noise. But you seem to want more gpu power than your current card. If I were you, I would wait for the gpus of next generation (AMD announced the release of HD9970 in October. Nvidia probably will release something next year) since gtx 580 is pretty fine for 1080p gaming on the performance-wise. If the temperature is too high for your gtx 580, you could consider Accelero cooler (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186068&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-VGA+Cooling-_-N82E16835186068&gclid=COWDoa3Z9bgCFYOe4AodsA0ADg) to reduce both temperature and noise. Since this cooler is designed to be able to be installed to various cards, it will probably fit to the cards that will be released in the future. So you can recycle this cooler when you purchase a new card. However if you think that the performance gain about 20-40% is acceptable, probably HD7970 is the way to go. But the price of HD7970 might decline after the release of HD9970 in October. This is one thing you might want to consider. HD7970 should run cooler than gtx580. But if you really want cool and quiet gaming, you might still want Accelero cooler for even HD7970.

yah, that is old. 12.11 back in Oct 2012 made a big difference, you are right. check out C2 using the same settings but with 4MSAA (review used none ans 2 MSAA) . . .



edit: the review used a 3960X at 4.5. here is a 7950 (at 7970 GHz oc easy) and SB at 4.5 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5601273
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OP stay away from the XFX DD. loud and a poor cooling solution.
proof? it's more quiet than stock cooling




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This cooling solution is a huge improvement when compared with the AMD reference card. When gaming it is barely audible and will likely be drown out by a couple of chassis fans. This is one of the quietest high end graphics cards we have tested since we opened.

Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/11/13 at 9:12am
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