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580 for a 5970, should i trade it or should i not?

why, or why not
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nay.

5970 is old and the drivers will not be as good, especially with two cores.

the 580 will also yield higher minimum FPS and honestly gives a larger e-peen than the 5970.

plus its probably newer as well.
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Take a look at:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...hd-5870-a.html


The shared opinion is in favor of the 580. I agree.
    
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@wumpus ..what do cores have to do with drivers? The OP never mentioned that he was having issues with the Catalyst drivers.
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i've had ati before, the 6970 where i experienced some major screen tearing and artifacts... that might have been due to faulty design by MSI... Lowest rated 6970 on newegg. I bought it before there were any reports of mishaps
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Originally Posted by LiFTed View Post
@wumpus ..what do cores have to do with drivers? The OP never mentioned that he was having issues with the Catalyst drivers.
drivers for SLI/CF always have more issues than drivers for a single core.

bad scaling in games, not supported by games, uneven ditribution of work between cores, etc.

plenty of problems to arise

EDIT: forgot microstuttering
Edited by wumpus - 2/24/11 at 1:30am
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No! Performance diff isnt enough to justify getting the 5970. 580 is newer technology and is a single core card, go that route for sure.
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