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Gainward GTX 590 v AFOX HD7970 v MSI GTX 580 3GB Lightning

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February 3, 2012 8:48:49 AM

Hi, i am looking for a graphics card for my build and have chosen these three, they are all within $70 (AUS) of each other and i cant decide which one to use.

MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Lightning Extreme Edition OC- http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

AFOX HD7970- http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=608...

Gainward GeForce GTX590 3Gb- http://www.netplus.com.au/product/VDGFGTX590-04/GeForce...
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February 3, 2012 8:56:07 AM

Willasap43 said:
Hi, i am looking for a graphics card for my build and have chosen these three, they are all within $70 (AUS) of each other and i cant decide which one to use.

MSI GeForce GTX 580 3GB Lightning Extreme Edition OC- http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

AFOX HD7970- http://www.ple.com.au/ViewItem.aspx?InventoryItemID=608...

Gainward GeForce GTX590 3Gb- http://www.netplus.com.au/product/VDGFGTX590-04/GeForce...


if you can pay it, and your motherboard handles SLI go for GTX590, but make sure you know this card has 2 GPU units so it will only work fully when SLI is enabled and running.

otherwise i would go for GTX 580 which is the strongest SINGLE card of those you have selected.

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February 3, 2012 9:05:07 AM

ricardois said:
if you can pay it, and your motherboard handles SLI go for GTX590, but make sure you know this card has 2 GPU units so it will only work fully when SLI is enabled and running.

otherwise i would go for GTX 580 which is the strongest SINGLE card of those you have selected.


Yes i know the cards quite well, i will be using an Asus p8z68 v pro.
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February 3, 2012 9:13:08 AM

Agree with sunnk go for new tech or you could wait the next nvidia products.
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February 3, 2012 9:21:00 AM

How long would that be ?
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February 3, 2012 9:22:20 AM

I really just want to play BF3 on ultra at 1920x1080
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February 3, 2012 9:23:59 AM

for 2 years or more with 1080p with highest settings in game and after that crossfire.:) 
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February 3, 2012 9:25:09 AM

Willasap43 said:
I really just want to play BF3 on ultra at 1920x1080


the video link i gave it have the hd 7970 bf3 bench just check it.
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February 3, 2012 9:25:17 AM

Even tho the GTX 590 beats the 7970?
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February 3, 2012 9:26:45 AM

Willasap43 said:
Even tho the GTX 590 beats the 7970?


yes an gtx 590 and hd 6990 will beat hd 7970 but it would be good and will perform better in higher resolution but not much as gtx 590 can do.
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February 3, 2012 9:29:42 AM

Do you know what the minimum fps is with these cards?
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February 3, 2012 9:36:43 AM

mimimum fps will be around 30-35fps with ultra settings on the resolution of 1920x1080.:) 
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February 3, 2012 12:47:20 PM

http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review...

I would be tempted to save a few bucks and get the 7970. It is close in performance to the 590. I bet once the 7970 is overclocked it will get you even closer in performance. More VRAM, newer tech, pci-e 3. Single gpu means upgrading will be easy down the road, simply crossfire with another. The 590 is already dialed down sli 580's so adding another will be 4 way 580's which, if it's anything like quadfire 6970's, will just be a general pain in the rear finding the few games/benchmarks that are compatible.
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