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I am wondering what the difference is between the 5870 and the 580.

The core on the 580 is 795, and on the 5870 the core is 875.

The shader clock on the 580 is 1580, and the 5870 is i think 1225?

Effective Memory Clock is 4800 on both.

Memory Interface is the only real difference I can see. 580 is 384 bits, and the 5870 is 256 bits

Would the 580 make a difference I would see in games like Civ 5 and SC 2?
And can someone plz tell me what the main difference is between the 2 cards .

TY PcKiller the noobie. LOL
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They are different cards from different companies which use completely different architectures. Comparing the clock speeds and bus sizes loses a lot of meaning when comparing different architectures.

Check out these charts at tomshardware.com to get an idea of how the cards compare to each other in real world tests.
Edited by Xazen - 3/12/11 at 6:42pm
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They are different cards from different companies which use completely different architectures. Comparing the clock speeds and bus sizes loses a lot of meaning when comparing different architectures.

Check out these charts at tomshardware.com to get an idea of how the cards compare to each other in real world tests.
thanks that explains alot. REPS to you.
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GTX 580 eats the 5870 on any day. Memory bandwidth isn't all that matters. GTX580 "GF110" is a far superior GPU compared to the 5870.
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according to better architecture and core used, 580 performs much better than 5870, but 5870 can beat 580 in price coz' it cost you less now compared with 1 year ago.
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