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GTX 580, HD 7970 or GTX 570 SuperClocked SLI

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January 30, 2012 3:42:02 PM

Hello, I am buying a new GPU next week and I need to know which is best. I am playing only playing in 1080p (1920x1080) one monitor. Due to that factor I am almost wanting to rule out the 7970 because it's more of a eyefinity set up. On the other hand, I am not concerned about 3D technology. I would like 55+ FPS average on BF3 ultra settings. I know both cards are capable of doing it, but what do but what do you think is best?

GTX 580: $499.99
GTX 570's SLI: $699.99
HD 7970: $569.99

I also have an i5-2500k+16GB ram
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January 30, 2012 3:48:05 PM

hd 7970 is perfect choice..
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January 30, 2012 3:49:02 PM

What are u talking about with the 7970? You don't need Eyefinity to run it. The 7970 will crush the 580 and will pretty much be the same as the SLI.
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January 30, 2012 3:52:51 PM

Yea as long as your computer won't be bottle necked. Either the 7970. or 570's in SLI. my two 560 ti's arent much difference and i can get over 55 fps 24/7 on BF3, shoot even skyrim with ultra i can handle 60 fps easy
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January 30, 2012 3:56:36 PM

my GTX 580 SLI with 2500k ultimate monster. haha BF3 ultra 60+ fps skyrim 60 fps.
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January 30, 2012 4:02:09 PM

lol 7970 Cfx crushes 580 SLI any day :p 
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January 30, 2012 4:10:32 PM

BronzeApples said:
Hello, I am buying a new GPU next week and I need to know which is best. I am playing only playing in 1080p (1920x1080) one monitor. Due to that factor I am almost wanting to rule out the 7970 because it's more of a eyefinity set up. On the other hand, I am not concerned about 3D technology. I would like 55+ FPS average on BF3 ultra settings. I know both cards are capable of doing it, but what do but what do you think is best?

GTX 580: $499.99
GTX 570's SLI: $699.99
HD 7970: $569.99



I have yet to find a review for the 570 SLI, but the 7970 will not "crush" the 580 like one guy likes to reference for BF3. Here are the charts.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=508

Battlefield 3 1920x1200 - Ultra Quality + 4xMSAA
46.3 Average FPS Nvidia 580
48.8 Average FPS ATI 7970

I'll keep looking to see if they have a 570 SLI benchmark. My guess will be that the 570 SLI will have the highest frame rates, and possibly the only option to get to the 55+ FPS rate that you are looking for.
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January 30, 2012 4:15:48 PM

Rockdpm said:
Yea as long as your computer won't be bottle necked. Either the 7970. or 570's in SLI. my two 560 ti's arent much difference and i can get over 55 fps 24/7 on BF3, shoot even skyrim with ultra i can handle 60 fps easy

Yeah it's not bottle necked, 16gb ram and i5-2500k. I am just confused whether I should purchase the 7970 or 570's in SLI. I have heard amazing things about the 7970, which is cheaper than the 570's in SLI; however, if the 570's give way more performance I am willing to spend the money.
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January 30, 2012 4:17:04 PM

Here is the closest I could get for the 570 SLI setup. It compares the 580 to the 570 SLI but between this bench and my previous reply you should see that for the highest frame rates you will be best off getting the 570 SLI.

However understand that SLI setups incur "micro stuttering" feel free to look it up on google, there are lots of information on it.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/307?vs=305

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 1920x1200 - Chase Bench - Max Quality + 4xAA
132.8 Average FPS Nvidia 570 SLI
86.4 Average FPS Nvidia 580
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January 30, 2012 4:28:26 PM

If I had to choose,

I would go with the 7970. It has impressive benchmarks and you do not need eyefinity with it.


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January 30, 2012 4:45:04 PM

Best answer selected by BronzeApples.
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January 30, 2012 4:46:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the help, I am going with the 7970. It's a lot cheaper then 570's in SLI.
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January 30, 2012 5:07:58 PM

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