So, I am looking to upgrade my video cards. I currently have 2 Radeon 5770's in crossfire mode, however one of them is toast now. I was looking at the EVGA's GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Classified Ultra. Any thoughts on whether its worth the prices? Specs and prices below.
it is a good card, but some people say that the new 7950 is even better, but i would be hypocrite if i said i would that amd instead of nvidia, 580 is great, but i would say if you can wait, wait for the nvidia 600 series.
It's a 580, it is going to be better than your old cards but there is no reason to buy one right now when Kepler could be cheaper and a good 10% better than current generations offerings. Another factor to consider are the ATi chips if you want to save on monies, I would say a 6970 would be really good for you, but I understand getting a 580
If you buy this card three things to keep in mind-
1. EVGA offers a 90 day step up with this card "PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS CORRECT", so if Kepler comes out in the next three months you should be able to step up to it for the price difference.
2. If Kepler comes out and EVGA doesn't offer it on the step up program then there will be nothing to step up to, but say you get a 570 2.5 GB with a 90 day step up, "which is what i did because i needed a video card", you can step up to a 580 for the price difference, which I'm expecting the price will go way down when Kepler comes out.
3. I don't mean to offend, but if Kepler comes out, and is not that great you can still upgrade to the 580 for less money, maybe even get some money back for upgrading, because they use the original invoice price paid not the current selling price when stepping up.
Hope this helps, and is not a waste of time for anyone, I really think this is the way to go, which is why I did it!