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GTX 570 v GTX 580 v HD 6970

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Getting ready to upgrade and was wondering which would be the best card to go with for the money. Will be running games at 1920x1080. And is the 580 really worth the extra $150 over the 570?
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my 570 has done me well, can even max crysis at 1080
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If you can do crossfire go with 2 6950s , they are monsters when paired, in my case I can get 2 for the price of 1 580, and the power consumption of 1 6950 is lower than a 560, 2 of em overtake a 580 but the performance increase is huge and those 2gb of memory rly help in crossfire.
    
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6970 has the same strenght as 580.
But 570 has the best cost-benefit.
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What about buying a 6950, and unlocking it to a 6970? If not that, between the three cards you included, I recommend the GTX 570.
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If the 6970 is as good as the 580 and is the same price as the 570 wouldn't that be the best choice?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wackedh View Post
If the 6970 is as good as the 580 and is the same price as the 570 wouldn't that be the best choice?
Yeh, but it isn't as good as the 580.

EDIT : http://www.techspot.com/review/348-a...970/page6.html
Edited by Xenthos - 3/9/11 at 6:42pm
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Do all 2GB 6950's unlock so easily?
I have heard otherwise.

That being said, it depends on what you have pushing it and what your expecting.
The 6970 and 570 are basically in the same performance bracket with a slight edge to the 570.

I chose a superior driver set, better tessellation and PhsyX.
AMD has its advantages too, and the Radeons scale like crazy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vsmith View Post
6970 has the same strenght as 580.
But 570 has the best cost-benefit.
Umm what?
Edited by amstech - 3/9/11 at 6:43pm
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Well my cpu is an amd 955 at 3.2 and I'm not going to be doing any folding. Just want a good card for gaming. I have a 4890 currently and was thinking of going with an Nvidia card since I have had a few bugs with the ati.
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For 1080p the 570/580 will give you better performance. But at 1080p I dont think the extra 150$ is worth it for a 580. I haven't found a game that I cant max details in game and turn up a few things in the Nvidia controll panel with a 570. I have 37 games on Steam and most are new titles. Only reason to get a 6970 over a 570 is for multi-monitor, a 2560x1600 monitor, or if you care about power consumption.
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