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Windows 7: gtx580 vs hd6970

07 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
gtx580 vs hd6970


im upgrading to i7, not really sparing expense on the mobo ram ect, 650watt psu or if needed a 750

from what i know, the 580 is top of the line, but for the price 6970 is killer

is it worth spending extra for a 580? a simple question, but im just looking for opinions.

edit* ill be getting a HIS 6970

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09 Mar 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

no help?
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09 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro

580 All the way... I'll vote for NVIDIA though im not a NV Fanboy but i would definitely spend extra money if im about to head for the highend card. The way it's meant to played...
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09 Mar 2011   #4

windows 7 ultimate

hd6970 is better

gtx580 is a little faster than hd6970
but you must pay 200 dollars more

so its not worth it
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09 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I personally would go with XFX since I have heard good things about their RMA service.
For Nvidia, I go with eVGA since they were great to me in the past.

I would also choose a mobo and video card that are compatible, just in case you want to run Crossfire or SLI (obviously you would do Crossfire since you chose the 6970).
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09 Mar 2011   #6

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Oh and while your sparing no expense why on earth limit yourself to 600-750 watts at this point if you don't up the PSU to 1000 or 1100 for likely $30-60 and leave your self some power headroom. Just saying if your building a kill system then first and foremost is case and PSU.
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10 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Well if expense is not a problem Mar 22nd sees the release of Nvidia's GTX 590 which at a guess will be the fastest single card (dual GPU) on the planet .

As to your PSU I'd be looking at bigger than 750 watt...PC's are becoming more power hungry as time goes by, graphix in particular. I would be considering at a minimum, a 1000 watt psu thats capable of supporting Multi GPU set ups. Or bigger even...PSU's tend to be swapped out of and into new systems so future proof yourself .

And be sure to get a motherboard thats supports SLI/Xfire dependent on what card set up you go for.
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