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What is the best card out now for PC Gaming, and how much better is it then the 5870 I have in it now?

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post #2 of 43
gtx580 or 6970 , best on the market atm unless u wait for gtx590 and 6990 .
    
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post #3 of 43
GeForce GTX 580 is the single fastest card atm. The 590 dual gpu AND 6990 are about to be released and will take top honors. No point in buying the most expensive card. Just get the most bang for the buck. I would recommend 570 or 6950.



Edit - Great minds think alike - You got me by 2 seconds.
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post #4 of 43
Gtx 580 is the best newest released single core card on the market. You should see 20ish fps gain in heaven benchmark 2.1. I bumped up 10 from a 5870 to a gtx 570
Edited by i7Stealth1366 - 2/25/11 at 10:01pm
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post #5 of 43
Absolute best right now? GTX 580

Best for your money IMHO: HD 6950

HD 6950 is only ~10% better than the HD 5870

You can overclock the HD 6950 to achieve stock HD 6970 (or better) performance and bring that number to 20-25%.

GTX 580 is about 35% better than HD 5870.

If you start overclocking your HD 5870, things change.

If you overclock the GTX 580, things change.

These numbers really don't mean anything, read the reviews for yourself.

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Only problem with unlocking a 6950 is that the power connections are not the same. 6+6pin vs 8+6pin on 6970. Also you run the risk of bricking your card. (if bios flash was done incorrectly)

Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze;12528701 
Absolute best right now? GTX 580

Best for your money IMHO: HD 6950

HD 6950 is only ~10% better than the HD 5870

You can overclock the HD 6950 to achieve stock HD 6970 (or better) performance and bring that number to 20-25%.

GTX 580 is about 35% better than HD 5870.

If you start overclocking your HD 5870, things change.

If you overclock the GTX 580, things change.

These numbers really don't mean anything, read the reviews for yourself.

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The 580 is the best card right now. THIS BENCH shows how much better than the 5870 it is.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366;12528733 
Only problem with unlocking a 6950 is that the power connections are not the same. 6+6pin vs 8+6pin on 6970. Also you run the risk of bricking your card. (if bios flash was done incorrectly)

I never said anything about unlocking the 6950. Clock for clock, the 6970 is about 3% faster than a 6950. If you can overclock your 6950 to 900-920 core and 1350-1375 memory, you will match the performance of a stock 6970 (880 core/1375 memory). See the link in my sig for proof.
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I swear that the 5970 is the fastest graphics card?confused.gifconfused.gif
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post #10 of 43
The 5970 IS the fastest, but it's riddled with problems...580 is absolute fastest, and I determine speed with the addition of CUDA being a plus. For higher resolutions/Eyefinity, 2Gb 6950/6970 is a no-brainer. I'd wait for the next generation though.
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