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GTX 580 vs HD 7870 GHZ Edition


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#1 ZashieYo

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:23 AM

New graphics card, Can be obtained for similar price to eachover. To be a new main graphics card as my 550ti is going into the family i5 2320 build.

 

Wish to keep in budget, only other options around that budget range i found were GTX 480's and a 7790.

 

i also maybe wish in future to mult monitor the card too, maybe the HD 7870's 2GB Of ram may help out owo? i won't multi game monitor but i wish to use the monitor in helping with other programs such as illustrator and stuff..

 

and if this helps

 

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All games listed above i want in Very high or Ultra (Cause i am a massive game art fan).

 

Ps: Before you ask "Omg Zashie you giant derp CX Why didn't you save money and get a 3570k or a FX 8320" I do streaming and the extra power of the i7 was too much to resist :D.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:30 AM

The GTX 580 and 7870 GHz. are both nearly equal.  They are typically within 5% of each other.  If you really want to split hairs, the GTX 580 is slightly ahead.


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#3 ZashieYo

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

The GTX 580 and 7870 GHz. are both nearly equal.  They are typically within 5% of each other.  If you really want to split hairs, the GTX 580 is slightly ahead.

 

What happens if i chuck in a GTX 660 into the mixture? (found one just last night C: )



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:07 AM

The GTX 580 is a lot more power hungry, if that's of any concern, as it's an older design.  Check out here - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/24.html

 

I think the GTX 660 is a little behind the HD7870 in performance (at default speeds), but not by much.  Really they are about equal as the AMD does better in some games and the Nvidia in others.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

Ah okay :D, and it's not much concern if it's more power hungry, btw the HD 7870 is a powercolour while the GTX 580 Is an EVGA

 

Will the EVGA Thing make much of a difference?

 

EDIT: if i at the maximum strain on my budget, i can go for a GTX 670 does that make any difference?


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

Yeah the GTX 670 is a more powerful GPU.  There's also the GTX 660 Ti which is a step up from the GTX 660, but lower than the GTX 670.  One also worth considering is the GTX 760 - it sits between the GTX 660 Ti and the GTX 670 in performance.  Guess it depends on what you can get the best deal on as sometimes good offers come up.

 

There's a nice little round up performance chart here - http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_760/27.html


Edited by jonuk76, 13 January 2014 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 10:22 AM

Guys a update to this thread.

 

I've bought a GTX 590 i saw on sale, wanted it too much to not get it so i managed to grab a hold of it. but the thread will be good cause of another computer i need to make for the college c: small i3 build or C2Q build.


Edited by ZashieYo, 23 January 2014 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:33 AM

i have (OK, too many computers. I'm a whore.) 2 PCs: one runs 3 580s in triple SLI and the other 2 680s in double SLI. both have 32 GB of RAM, essentially equiv. cpus and mobos... the 580 setup has a serious H2O cooling apparatus, the 680 just a corsair 100i (same PSU, OS, SSD config, blah, blah...) - - the point? the 680 system eats the 580s for breakfast. Easily twice as fast. Maybe even more. I don't play a lot of games, but when I do the 580 box will come in at, say, 70 FPS during a fairly taxing game... the 680? 150+.

 

My point is just that the difference between two cards that might not seem that different, in terms of  how new or the next generation or whatever, can be astronomical... it's not a rule that always applies, for sure, but it's something to tihnk about...



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