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post #1 of 50
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Currently have a Sapphire Vapor-X 5870 in my rig. How much of an upgrade will a GTX580 be?
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post #2 of 50
Quite alot of performance, but not anything close to the price, I'd say.
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Well a 580 is about equal to a 5970 and a 5970 is 5870 xfire...
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Your upgrade would be significant.. CLICK HERE!!!

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post #5 of 50
Its a nice upgrade offering a (eyeballing) 30-40% Sure there are numerous sites telling how much an improvement it is.

For me 5770xfire (near 5850 preformance) -> 580 was godsend.

But if you could find another 5870 for a cheap price then I'd buy that.
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post #6 of 50
However:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/300?vs=305

Adding another 5870 in CF is possibly a better option in terms of performance.
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post #7 of 50
A decent performance increase...almost double in some cases. Here are some benches to help you out.
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post #8 of 50
It is an upgrade. You can check out this link also. GTX580 draws about 60w more than 5870 but you have tx850 unit, so it has plenty of power.
post #9 of 50
I would say go for the 580 if you need DX11. But then I remembered that the 5870 is a DX11 card (right?)

In that case:

If you can sell the 5870: Get a 580;
Otherwise: Get a second 5870.
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If you have the money, do it. It is a noticable increase. it also runs very smooth. I play BFBC2 and 1 580 performs as good as 3 of my 5870's. Slighty less FPS, but very smooth. I am very glad I got my 580's. One 580 got better results on heaven benchmark then my three 5870's.
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