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GTX 580/570 similarities?

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Why get the more expensive 580 when the 570 is technically a 580? I dont see why its worth the extra $130-150 for like a few more FPS....just overclock the GTX 570 and turn it into a 580, right? On Tom's hardware i found a thread where someone was deciding between the new radeon 69xx cards or the GTX 570 and someone left this reply, let me know if you find it true, (Link's broken, copy and pasted) :-)
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"GTX 570 is a better solution to me....just overall better performance and DX11 is better on the GTX 5xx series. I love AMD but if youre not gunna take full advantage of Eyefinity then id say go with the 570, its technically a 580, just a few little tweaks and clocking and you literally got a 580. Id say go with the radeon 6950/70 if youre working with multiple monitors and/or have a huge 2560x1600 monitor, which not alot of people have,lol. The radeons are great if youre planning on gaming at 2560x1600 and higher, so go with the 570, overclock it, and turn it into a 580, plus, we all know nvidia has phenominal drivers and SLI scaling, plus Geforce cards, especially the new 5xx's, seem to play games better with tesselations. In online benches you'll sometimes see the 6950/70 outperform the 570 but barely, dont spend the extra $150 on a 580 when you can OC a 570 close if not equal to a 580. So final verdict: 6950/70 if youre gaming on higher resolutions and 570 in just overall performance, better DX11, sli scaling, more goodies and eye candy...sure, the 69xx cards will improve when AMD's drivers mature but it goes both ways, the 570 will improve as well as nvidia's drivers stretch and grow (not that theyre bad) ,lol."
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So, get a pair of nice 570s and tweak em' a bit to 580 territory? Seems like a better bet and deal to me, no? lol

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The extra memory and speed can be beneficial for someone with a multi-monitor setup...When people create these posts and have the supposed "better" setup it kinda loses its purpose and just seems like you trying to justify your setup. Regardless either setup is more than fine for a long long time. Im happy to be upgrade free as you are : )
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well, one 580 would be less heat and save you a pcie slot. also, a pair of 570s is more expensive than one 580. you could OC a 570 to 580 territory, but you can OC a 580 to much higher than a 570s limits. just my two cents.
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My 580 at 900/1800/2200 smokes a fully OC'd 570.


I guess it is erally just budget. The 580 is better for more then one monitor and can run two like butter. But the 570 is no slouch. Really just depends on your budget. It is indeed faster.
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