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post #21 of 50
May as well get the 3GB version for future releases.
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post #22 of 50
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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?
Unless you plan on going triple monitors sometime get the 1.5 GB version. Anything more is a waste on 1080p. Even with all the bells and whistles turned up I've only seen 1.5GB used a few times.
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post #23 of 50
I went from a 1gb 5870 to a gtx 570 and it was a 10fps difference in heavenbenchmark.
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post #24 of 50
Sell your 5870. That should be like 150. If your on a budget look for gtx 480s. I honesty feel the 580s are not worth the price until they are 400. I got both my 480s for 300 each and 2 480s completely destroy 1 580. Now people are getting them for 250.
I say the 580 isn't worth it because the performance is not much better than 480s. Plus 480s overclock very well.
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post #25 of 50
Thread Starter 
I got a budget of £600 so what about the 6970's, I can get 2 for £540?
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post #26 of 50
Yeah, HD6970's are nice.
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post #27 of 50
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Sell your 5870. That should be like 150. If your on a budget look for gtx 480s. I honesty feel the 580s are not worth the price until they are 400. I got both my 480s for 300 each and 2 480s completely destroy 1 580. Now people are getting them for 250.
I say the 580 isn't worth it because the performance is not much better than 480s. Plus 480s overclock very well.
Gtx 570's get about the same performance as a 480. So the 580 is about 15-20% better

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Yeah, HD6970's are nice.
FAIL
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post #28 of 50
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FAIL
How is it a fail?, they're good cards...
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post #29 of 50
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How is it a fail?, they're good cards...
Bc it doesn't compete with the 580... It is a good card but right now I think NVIDIA is offering a much better product. Mainly bc I dont like the ATI drivers.
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post #30 of 50
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Bc it doesn't compete with the 580... It is a good card but right now I think NVIDIA is offering a much better product. Mainly bc I dont like the ATI drivers.
ATI doesn't make drivers anymore.

Don't like Nvidia drivers either. Performance slowdowns in the latest 267.
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