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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

I'm basically upgrading my video card and I can't decide on these 2 cards.. I do allot of pc fps and 3rd person gaming more then my console!! and my LIMIT is $550.00 NOTHING MORE.

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130751&Tpk=EVGA%20GeForce%20GTX%20580%20Classified

http://www.guru3d.com/article/evga-geforce-gtx-580-classified-review/

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XFX R7950 Black Edition Double:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150589

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/34553-xfx-r7950-black-edition-double-dissipation-graphics-card/

Edited by spawn1980, 05 February 2012 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:48 PM

I am partial to nVidia, because ive had nothing but bad experiences with ATI/AMD.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:50 PM

I am partial to nVidia, because ive had nothing but bad experiences with ATI/AMD.

Sad to say me to.. that's why I switch to nvidia. But this card seems pretty good. But I want the best out of these 2 cards.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

when it comes to computer hardware the best is often what you can afford.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

when it comes to computer hardware the best is often what you can afford.

Well my price range is only $550 and it's out of these 2 cards

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

I would go with nVidia.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

I'd go AMD with the Radeon 7000 series. Compared to the GTX 580, the 7950 are near equal in most games. With the 7950, it achieves this at stock speeds and has good overclocking potential. Aside from this, the only major differences between the two cards, are the power draw and heat generation. Oddly, I switched over to AMD from Nvidia due to driver issues. I haven't had any recently on AMD, but, if you buy multiple cards and play newly released games, application profiles are not released very quickly.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

I'd go AMD with the Radeon 7000 series. Compared to the GTX 580, the 7950 are near equal in most games. With the 7950, it achieves this at stock speeds and has good overclocking potential. Aside from this, the only major differences between the two cards, are the power draw and heat generation. Oddly, I switched over to AMD from Nvidia due to driver issues. I haven't had any recently on AMD, but, if you buy multiple cards and play newly released games, application profiles are not released very quickly.

But I thought the 580 Classified beats the XFX R7950? Now I don't know

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

The stock GTX 580 is about the same performance as the 7950, the OC'd 580 goes a little above it. You can OC the 7950 and go past the OC'd 580. Or, for $550 the 7970 will be guaranteed to outperform the 580, if you can find one in stock.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

After careful looking I decided to go with the 7970 simple because it's the same price as the 580 Classified and Preforms better. Can anyone tell me is this store/Site is reliable. Provantage.com

http://www.provantage.com/diamond-mu...g~7DIAM2AY.htm

And whch brand do you prefer from the list?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600286767%20600 286740&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=48|14-102-961^14-102-961-TS%2C14-103-201^14-103-201-TS%2C14-129-204^14-129-204-TS%2C14-161-399^14-161-399-TS

Edited by spawn1980, 05 February 2012 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:22 AM

Personally, Id go with the 7000 series, though I wouldnt touch the xfx card with a 10 foot pole-seen to many of those go out, Id choose a saphire or ASUS 7950 myself, the quality of workmanship and cooling design from those two companies from what Ive seen are far superiour.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

I usually prefer Diamond Multimedia, Sapphire, and Asus when it comes to GPU's, though, they are all mostly the same. Keep in mind that the Radeon 7000 series is brand new, so expect stock shortages and the occasional markup.

MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5 Radeon HD 7970 Video Card - At TigerDirect
Diamond AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G GDDR5 - At Amazon
MSI Radeon HD 7970 925MHZ 3GB - NCIX.us, they will price match.
DIAMOND AMD Radeon HD 7970 PCIE 3G - Direct from Diamond Multimedia

As of this writing, the last option seems to be the most cost-effective.

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