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post #11 of 50
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If I were to go for the second 5870, would the lack of a second x16 lane cause much of a performance issue?
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I promise you wont be disappointed in one 580 over two 5870's.
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No, not really.

Your sb chipset has the same bandwidth at x8 as 1366 users have at x16.
    
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I would pick up a second 5870. You can find them around here on the FS section for around $200.

The 5970 is faster than the GTX580 and those aren't even at 5870 clocks. 2 x 5870 or a 5970 at 5870 clocks soundly beat a GTX580 hands down. Also, I think that a 580 would be a much tougher resale in the future.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/300?vs=305
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Any particular brand of 580 I should go for?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Itharus View Post
Well a 580 is about equal to a 5970 and a 5970 is 5870 xfire...
It's actually more like 2xHD5850's...
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post #17 of 50
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I would pick up a second 5870. You can find them around here on the FS section for around $200.

The 5970 is faster than the GTX580 and those aren't even at 5870 clocks. 2 x 5870 or a 5970 at 5870 clocks soundly beat a GTX580 hands down. Also, I think that a 580 would be a much tougher resale in the future.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/300?vs=305
I own 3 5870's and 2 580's and I would gladly get rid of two 5870s for one 580. It is a beast of a card.
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Buy evga brand
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Originally Posted by SAMOEDADDY View Post
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.
2nd this...

I had a 5870 2GB Vapor-x Toxic @ 925/5000 and i upgraded to a GTX570 even.

In BC2 the difference was very noticeable, much smoother, less FPS dips and IQ superior ( i presume something to do with the dodgy texture filtering on the 5xxx cards ?)

Since I blew my 570 and got a 580 that gap vs the 5870 is even more pronounced...
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I'm going for the 580 but one last thing - 1.5GB or 3.0GB version?

I game @ 1920x1080 so assume the 3.0GB would be overkill? I don't want to buy a new card for the foreseeable future so I want something that will run the DX11 games @ 60fps.
Edited by Mobius01 - 2/25/11 at 4:21am
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