I am getting a new pc at the end of the year and I'm having a tough time deciding what graphics card I should get. I looked at the HD 5870, but i think i want to go to either the GTX580, which is really expensive, or the Gigabyte GTX460 SOC (x2 maybe) which is still cheaper than the GTX580.
What do you guys think?
I think that two 460 1gbs will perform at roughly the same level as a 580, but there are always issues with SLI. Even so, dual 460s would be a very good route if you don't want to buy a single 580. If you want a more reliable setup for a higher price, a 580.
Edit: You might want to wait for Radeon 69xx to see what comes out. The 6970 could very well beat the 580 for a cheaper price.