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@ Alatar. I own a GTX580 and its a amazing card coming from GTX470 but thats it. Its not powerfull enough to top cards like GTX570, HD 69XX. That i mean by this is that GTX580 is more epeen then 2 xHD 5870s because if you cant play a game with GTX570, HD 6970 then GTX580 will not play it too. GTX 580 has all but performance. For a 500$ card you expect more. I cant put it to words but if you have the money its the best to get but not necessary the best to have.
yeah I know but I was thinking of keeping the card until the next generation or maybe even a bit more, depends on what's happening in my life at that moment.

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btw, isn't AMD releasing game CF profiles aside from the ones in the drivers? I think it is.

I've been checking game.amd.com and i've been talking with a friend that has 5770 CF and he says that he doesn't have problems with CF at all. Just update download the latest game profiles from AMD...

as for the GTX580, i've been thinking on going for a GTX 580 too, but at 500 price point, i think about dual GPU solutions other than single GPU...

But that's me
yep yep, I always download the discrete profiles from amd.com, and test different combinations.

And yes the 500 price point is kind of expensive but assuming I can get ~ 220-230€ from each of my current cards then I wouldn't have to pay much to reach 500€, even if I get like 200€ from my cards it's a relatively small sum of money.

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When I used to have ATi cards (all I've ever owned up till recently) I tried this method, even fresh installs of windows afew times, and still had issues with crossfire setup, BSOD's and crashing to desktop (driver failure), the ONLY stable driver I found that didn't cause issues were the 10.4 drivers..
When I made the move to Nvidia I have not had a single problem with the drivers. A single card is deffinitely the better option, but I think the 580 is overkill and too pricey, a 570 would be better value, or even a 6950 unlocked to a 6970 for even better value.
Yeah I had problems but the only time I got a BSOD was when I forst booted with my cfx setup.

and secondly I like overkill, but not when it gives me headaches Anyway I thought about the 570 aswell but... I dunno I just want the 580.
 
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Major downgrade, that's my opinion.

And there's no such thing as bad drivers, just bad installs from bad people who don't know how to upgrade drivers properly.
That bad people part made me lol so hard.... Jeeeez. Anyways I say you sell 1 5870 and keep the other and just wait till next gen, 1 5870 can max any game anyways at 1080p. I enjoyed seeing all they Fanboys putting down the 500 series with gems such as " atleast my card does not have a furnark limiter" hahaha.
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bump...

I'd like a few more opinions, just returned from Switzerland back to Finland and I have some decisions to make...

Still want that 580 but damn... decisions...
 
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bump...

I'd like a few more opinions, just returned from Switzerland back to Finland and I have some decisions to make...

Still want that 580 but damn... decisions...
If you want it so bad, then get it. It's your own choice. This is already a 5 page discussion... Personally, I have no problems with crossfire. Two 5870s will outperform a 580 in anything easily, even heavy tessellation based games like Metro 2033.
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I'm currently running Crossfire 5870's and I have not experienced 1, NOT 1 driver problem or "quirk" of using Crossfire.

What people don't understand is that drivers need to be written for many different combination's of hardware. It's not like there going to be perfect every time.

AND as AMD has released more drivers, I have seen better Crossfire scaling in most of my games. I haven't even downloaded 1 "Crossfire Application Profile" or whatever it is.

Honestly, IMO, it's a major downgrade.



And this chart kind of proves my point, a drop in 10 - 15 Fps doesn't warrant spending $500 at all to me
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Downgrade. Unless you are having power consumption overload, stay with dual 5870s.
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get the 580, and chuck an arctic accelero extreme on it and u will love it!, temps in games 45, max temp under occt 62 and thats

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I don't know if this thread already died... But please refer to this.

To OP: If you wanna go for a 580 then go for it. Less heat, less power consumed, less problems.
    
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I don't know if this thread already died... But please refer to this.

To OP: If you wanna go for a 580 then go for it. Less heat, less power consumed, less problems.
I'm always watching my threads

and yes I've seen that posted before and if I remember correctly Asmola posted that before on a Finnish forum
 
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Performance wise it is a slight[I] downgrade, but some games just don't work with dual GPU setups. You 2 HD5870 is basically a HD5970 and the GTX 580 is VERY close to outperforming the HD5970, and because it is a Single GPU solution you may SLI it.
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