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Well ... compared to when the 5850's are running right, a 570 isn't going to be as fast. In fact I rather doubt that a 580 would even be as fast as two 5850's in most cases.

However, in terms of 'max playable settings', a 570 should be reasonably close to what you'd be able to run currently.

If your current rig is driving you nuts, and you've tried everything you can think of to fix it ... I'd probably go for the switch. Personally I didn't have many problems w/my 5850's in crossfire, but ...
Ive got issues like mad.... I think its because I have a ref card and a non ref card and they don't play nice together. If the Ref card is on top I get lockups during boot and issues with low framerates on some games, as well as lower benchmark scores.

If the non ref card is on top sometimes my computer won't post at all. no bios splash screen nothing, I just have to keep trying and eventually it will post. Also it gets ridiculously hot on top and the fan runs high all the time and is annoying as heck.

Both cards are %100 stable..... I have ran heaven on both of them by themselves overnight with no problems whatsoever

I have even gone as far as flashing the bios on the ref card with no luck. I also went to an older bios for my board, and dumped my cpu OC

I am freaking done with dealing with this!
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Yeah, my 5850's were matching reference Diamonds. They were pretty solid.

However, I prefer my current setup ... Fermi's are noticeably stronger when the going gets really tough, IOW my MINS are considerably better than they were with the 5850's. Of course, my 2x470's are WAY more powerful than a single 570.
    
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Yeah, my 5850's were matching reference Diamonds. They were pretty solid.

However, I prefer my current setup ... Fermi's are noticeably stronger when the going gets really tough, IOW my MINS are considerably better than they were with the 5850's. Of course, my 2x470's are WAY more powerful than a single 570.
If I get a 570 I will most likely grab a second in a year or two
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Well I did it.... I bought a 570. I feel a little dirty though..... switching to nvidia and all, but heck if the grass is greener over here I guess I can just go take a shower!
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Congrats man ... you'll like it
    
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Well I did it.... I bought a 570. I feel a little dirty though..... switching to nvidia and all, but heck if the grass is greener over here I guess I can just go take a shower!
I've been Nvidia ever since upgrading from the Unichrome IGP or whatever in my parent's computer so I could play a game. I bought a 6200. Never owned a Radeon in my life, so I am biased, of course. But hey, not once have I ever had a problem with a card, outside of my own error.
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The grass is greener on the other side.

Be sure to report once you get your 570, I'm sure it will do you well.
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Well I did it.... I bought a 570. I feel a little dirty though..... switching to nvidia and all, but heck if the grass is greener over here I guess I can just go take a shower!
Don't feel too bad, I'm generally an ATI guy when it comes to GFX... but the GTX 5** series cards are pretty hard to beat, especially when you find deals on them. I'm absolutely loving my 570. I want to get another one just because... I max all my games at 1920x1200 now.
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If something is giving you endless troubles, dump it and move on.
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Don't feel too bad, I'm generally an ATI guy when it comes to GFX... but the GTX 5** series cards are pretty hard to beat, especially when you find deals on them. I'm absolutely loving my 570. I want to get another one just because... I max all my games at 1920x1200 now.
Yeah.... I just got a 570 for $315 on newegg 6 months no interest, including mafia 2&JC2 as well as 3d mark 11. So I have 6 months to sell my old cards and get the mir back from EVGA!
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