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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Seeing that the 6970 2GB is faster than the 580 in various benchmarks, and is $140 cheaper to boot, I'd say 6970 is the correct choice.
I haven't seen any benchmarks where the 6970 outpaces the 580 gpu to gpu. And I think when we see some of the Overclock reviews for the 580 verse the 6970 the gap is going to widen.

I just got my 580 today and got into the 920mhz range before needing to add voltage.
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by BigCactus View Post
Seeing that the 6970 2GB is faster than the 580 in various benchmarks, and is $140 cheaper to boot, I'd say 6970 is the correct choice.





Just because a card has more video ram doesn't mean anything. A 5GB card of GDDR 2(I think it is called) will be MUCH slower then a 1.25GB card of GDDR5. Not to mention Core clock, archetecture, etc.
post #23 of 31
I think you should wait for the 6990 since its replacing the 5970.
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post #24 of 31
The problem is crossfire is unreliable at best so 6990 or 2x 6970 to beat the 580 is w/e, but the overall experience is less.
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post #25 of 31
You already have a sweet card. For the amount of money for the GTX580 I would upgrade the MB and Chip to am I7 and x58 MB. It's a better bang for the buck overall compared with going from a HD5970 to either the GTX580 or the HD6970.
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post #26 of 31
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You already have a sweet card. For the amount of money for the GTX580 I would upgrade the MB and Chip to am I7 and x58 MB. It's a better bang for the buck overall compared with going from a HD5970 to either the GTX580 or the HD6970.
The OP has a brand new board with a relatively new 6-core processor at ~4ghz, I do not think he needs to do any upgrading.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-667-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...3849&Tpk=1090t

And personally I would go with the 580, Just got mine and love it the new cooler is truly a dream and water also an option...
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post #27 of 31
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He has a 5970 now.
Yah, might be a good time to sell then, as that card won't be worth $300 when the next gen rolls around.
    
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post #28 of 31
For me, the excellent features of 6970 are 2GB memory and its backboard.
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post #29 of 31
i would suggest u 580 coz its a great card
    
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post #30 of 31
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GTX 570 beats a 6970 in most things, so a GTX 580 is an easy choice
I always have to laugh when I see this post, it's always someone with older nV cards.

And in the majority of the reviews the 6970 is ahead of the 570. So I'm curious where you keep getting that the 570 is.
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