Originally Posted by OverClocker55
Would a 7950 beat a GTX 580 on one monitor? I don't plan on sli or eyefinity. Just one 1920x1080 screen. Does the 7950's Vram help or is the GTX 580 all I need? Also I own a GTX 570. Is the 7950 or 580 a big upgrade or just a little boost? Thanks
It does but not by much. Again the extra VRAM isn't going to help the FPS like the previous video I showed by NCIX proved. However it's a bit more performance. Here are a few charts to compare.
Now drivers improved for Nvidia with last update so those numbers are a bit better for the 580 now. However the 7950 will also have new driver updates that will boost those specs. So it's relative.
They are almost on par with the 7950 at a bit more performance on a single 1920x1200 resolution monitor or less.
Ask yourself if you want to leave the door open for option do think you might want to expand on having multiple monitors down the road then go AMD.
Ask yourself if you want to leave the door open for option of a single 3D Vision monitor then definitively go Nvidia.
If your doing neither then your answer is for a bit more performance the 7950. Personally after many years with AMD I prefer Nvidia for less driver issues as I've discovered this year being with Nvidia for my first year. Not one issue but then again that doesn't mean it's across the board more than I've been luckier because people will tell you their own experience.
Right now EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB
for $449.99 after MIR free shipping.
Right now Sapphire Radeon 7950 3.0GB
for $449.99 with free shipping.
Ball is in your court. Ultimately it's your decision.