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GTX 580 or GTX 670

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June 18, 2012 10:32:04 AM

I am not sure which graphics card to use. The 580 is superior to the 670 in almost everything by little (http://www.hwcompare.com/12523/geforce-gtx-580-vs-gefor...) except for the Texel Rate in which the GTX 670 is vastly superior.

I need a good graphics card for gaming and want to play on very high graphics levels and high detail. Is the extra $40 worth the increased texel rate?

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June 18, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Nevermind, I just noticed that the GTX 580 doesn't even have an HDMI port. Already made my choice. But if someone still has something to say about these two, feel free.
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June 18, 2012 10:45:49 AM

whats wrong with DVI,DVI delivers video only which means that you can have a separate high definition sound system,and to the question the 670 is better draws WAY less power
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June 18, 2012 12:16:32 PM

Aleonris said:
Nevermind, I just noticed that the GTX 580 doesn't even have an HDMI port. Already made my choice. But if someone still has something to say about these two, feel free.

My 580 has HDMI, check out the ASUS GTX 580 DirectCU II.
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June 18, 2012 12:23:14 PM

670 without a doubt
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June 18, 2012 12:44:02 PM

I recommend against hwcompare for this very reason. It's great for giving you an idea of 2 seperate cards but that's all its good for. You'll notice in actual testing that the 670 outperforms the 580.

Check out the links Gotham posted for an idea how much better the 670 is.
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June 18, 2012 1:39:57 PM

The 670 is like 30% better than the 580 !
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June 18, 2012 2:24:45 PM

I would go with the 670 - there is even a 4GB version of them so you could SLI and still have access to 4 gig of video ram. That's what I call destruction
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June 18, 2012 2:40:00 PM

game junky said:
I would go with the 670 - there is even a 4GB version of them so you could SLI and still have access to 4 gig of video ram. That's what I call destruction


4GB not really necessary even at high resolutions.

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the 4GB -- Realistically there was not one game that we tested that could benefit from the two extra GB's of graphics memory. Even at 2560x1600 (which is a massive 4 Mpixels resolution) there was just no measurable difference.

Now the setup could benefit from triple monitor setups at 5760x1080 (which is a 6 Mpixels resolution), but even there I doubt if 4 GB is really something you'd need to spend money on. It might make a difference at 16xAA and the most stringent games, or if you game in 3D Stereo and triple monitor gaming -- I mean sure -- at any point graphics memory can and will run out. There's one exception to the rule, and that's Skyrim all beefed, tweaked and modded upwards. But the universal question remains, is it worth it investing in that extra memor? This card is 90 EUR more expensive. Well that answer depends on pricing versus your demands and requriements really, the extra memory certainly won't hurt that's for sure, but sure -- the benefits remains small.
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June 19, 2012 12:23:22 AM

Best answer selected by Aleonris.
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