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I recently bought an HD 5970 and the card is pretty amazing. However, Bad Company 2 doesn't seem to care for many crossfire setups; the same thing happened with my 5770 crossfire.

I'm looking for a power single card to replace this one. Would my only real choice be a GTX 580 or an HD 6970? Will any powerful cards be introduced in the near future that I should think about first?

I'm currently thinking about getting this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-429-_-Product

Any recommendations for which card I should get?
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pretty much only a GTX580 will give you the same FPS as a 5970.

Yet again, a GTX570 or 6970 will eat it all up at 1080p.
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pretty much only a GTX580 will give you the same FPS as a 5970.

Yet again, a GTX570 or 6970 will eat it all up at 1080p.
What would you recommend then?
An HD 6970 would be pretty much the same as the GTX 580 performance-wise for my current setup. Should I just go with one of those?
    
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Grab an MSI GTX 580 Lightning and don't look back. Awesome performance, fantastic cooler, you're happy.
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I recently bought an HD 5970 and the card is pretty amazing. However, Bad Company 2 doesn't seem to care for many crossfire setups; the same thing happened with my 5770 crossfire.

I'm looking for a power single card to replace this one. Would my only real choice be a GTX 580 or an HD 6970? Will any powerful cards be introduced in the near future that I should think about first?

I'm currently thinking about getting this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-429-_-Product

Any recommendations for which card I should get?
All specs are in my sig rig. Resolution = 1920x1080p
As a GTX 580 owner myself I can say without a doubt the GTX 580 is the best single GPU out today. It's better than one AMD 6970 at 1920x1080p. Now I'm not talking dual gpu just single gpu on one pcb.

I'm playing all my games (Crysis, Crysis 2, Rift, Batman Arkum Asylum, and just purchased Metro 2033) at full screen, AA x16 without any lag, stutter, no heat issues, power issues, artifacts, or black outs, all on my new 120Hz refresh rate monitor.

Price wise it's about $100 higher I'll admit, but it's the best and that's what I wanted for my monitor set up solution. I'm planning on 3D gaming/movies soon and at most add a second 120Hz monitor with 1920x1080p resolution.

If your not planning on three monitors or a 30" monitor with greater resolution down the road then the GTX 580 is your best bet for raw performance. I'll spare you the benchmarks comparing this set up.

P.S. That Asus is a good card but it's wider and takes up two slots. MSI or EVGA are great choices for you in my opinion, but that will vary from person to person and there's no wrong choice really.

Oh, and the next greatest cards coming out won't be until about December-February time when AMD releases the 7000 series and Nvidia the 600 series.
     
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I love my 580 runs alot cooler then my 480. IM under water 50degs folding, 900 core. I liek evga lifetime warranty. and tradeup program.
90-120 fps in bc2. 580 @ 900core
70-95 with 480 @ 800 core.
also 580 is cooler.
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P.S. That Asus is a good card but it's wider and takes up two slots. MSI or EVGA are great choices for you in my opinion, but that will vary from person to person and there's no wrong choice really.
I know that the card takes up more slots than most due to the cooler, but I only plan on using 1 card for a while. I know Asus cards have quality so that's what I'm after. Otherwise EVGA would be my next choice with Gigabyte falling in behind that.

Also, I like the resale value that Asus cards seem to have.

@ EfemaN -

Why would you say to get the Lightning card? Does is overclock better than most?
    
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I would go with an EVGA GTX 580. They have great Customer Service support and the 580 will handle BC 2 just fine.
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I would go with an EVGA GTX 580. They have great Customer Service support and the 580 will handle BC 2 just fine.
There's so many good manufacturers now that I don't think I could go wrong when buying a 580.

On a side note:
Just put my 5970 on Ebay. 3 days until the moment of truth. o=
    
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lol, my 6870 handles BC2 fine at 60-100 FPS at 1920x1080 4xAA. Overkill GTX580 much?

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