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November 5, 2012 2:28:19 PM

i want to buy new graphic card...what you think: radeon hd 6990 or gtx 580 or hd 5970... radeon hd 6990 has better performances:http://www.hwcompare.com/9546/geforce-gtx-580-vs-radeon..., but.... please,answer me, whic graphic card is better solution for me? i play some hard games. :) 

here are performances of my PC:
intel core i-5 2320,
RAM 4 GB,
psu 700 w chieftec,
gigabyte chassis

thanks a lot ..... :) 

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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 2:38:36 PM

Get a 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Slightly less performance than the 6990, but better power consumption and the gtx 580 isn't worth it because it's only a small upgrade from the gtx 570, while being at a much higher price.
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November 5, 2012 2:44:29 PM

The HD 6990 will be a lot powerful and push out a lot more frames than the other cards you have mentioned, but this will mean much more power consumption. Sadly your power supply is 50 W short of being able to meet the minimum power requirements for the HD 6990, so it looks like you will need a better PSU for this. Meanwhile the HD 5970 is a quite a bit slower and has a minimum requirement of 650 W but requires one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors. The GTX 580 is slowest of all you've listed by what I have seen but only needs 600 W but yet again requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express power connectors (may come with molex to PCI E power but not sure).

Your PC on the other hand doesn't seem too bad, but the RAM I think could do with being doubled. Also could you tell me the exact model of your PSU?
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November 5, 2012 2:48:23 PM

Anonymous said:
The HD 6990 will be a lot powerful and push out a lot more frames than the other cards you have mentioned, but this will mean much more power consumption. Sadly your power supply is 50 W short of being able to meet the minimum power requirements for the HD 6990, so it looks like you will need a better PSU for this. Meanwhile the HD 5970 is a quite a bit slower and has a minimum requirement of 650 W but requires one 75W 6-pin and one 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors. The GTX 580 is slowest of all you've listed by what I have seen but only needs 600 W but yet again requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express power connectors (may come with molex to PCI E power but not sure).

Your PC on the other hand doesn't seem too bad, but the RAM I think could do with being doubled. Also could you tell me the exact model of your PSU?

CHIEFTEC Smart GPA-700A8 700W
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November 5, 2012 3:10:11 PM

TareHz1 said:
CHIEFTEC Smart GPA-700A8 700W


80+ efficiency, 2 x 8 pin PCI-E power (6+2) ... that's good.

Have you considered looking at the GTX 600 series or ATI HD 7000 series cards? They have more power efficiency, which is a plus. Take a look to see what there is, shop around a bit and read reviews!
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November 5, 2012 5:36:05 PM

Anonymous said:
80+ efficiency, 2 x 8 pin PCI-E power (6+2) ... that's good.

Have you considered looking at the GTX 600 series or ATI HD 7000 series cards? They have more power efficiency, which is a plus. Take a look to see what there is, shop around a bit and read reviews!

i saw all the new graphic cards; 7870 isnt better than gtx 580, here is a link:http://www.hwcompare.com/12207/geforce-gtx-580-vs-radeo..., and newest (7950, 7970... are very dearly), and... nvidia cards:gtx 660 ti isnt better than gtx 580, and newest (670, 680, 690...are dearly)... so i will buy :6990(better than 660 ti and gtx 580) or gtx 580 or hd 5970(better than 580 and gtx 660 ti)... i havent psu 700 w, but i will buy it, or i will buy some better for hd 6990... thanks a lot... :)  if you find a better graphic card for me, let me know...
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November 5, 2012 5:47:24 PM

TareHz1 said:
i saw all the new graphic cards; 7870 isnt better than gtx 580, here is a link:http://www.hwcompare.com/12207/geforce-gtx-580-vs-radeo..., and newest (7950, 7970... are very dearly), and... nvidia cards:gtx 660 ti isnt better than gtx 580, and newest (670, 680, 690...are dearly)... so i will buy :6990(better than 660 ti and gtx 580) or gtx 580 or hd 5970(better than 580 and gtx 660 ti)... i havent psu 700 w, but i will buy it, or i will buy some better for hd 6990... thanks a lot... :)  if you find a better graphic card for me, let me know...


HW Compare has theoretical benchmarks. Real performance will vary. It's more about the architecture, efficiency of the architecture and much more.
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November 5, 2012 6:02:12 PM

Anonymous said:
HW Compare has theoretical benchmarks. Real performance will vary. It's more about the architecture, efficiency of the architecture and much more.

so, what you suggest... which graphic card will you buy... i think that will be hd 5970... lease answer, i must buy excellent graphic card...
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November 5, 2012 6:06:35 PM

lchrisk said:
Get a 7850. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Slightly less performance than the 6990, but better power consumption and the gtx 580 isn't worth it because it's only a small upgrade from the gtx 570, while being at a much higher price.

sorry, i think that is bad card, look:
http://www.hwcompare.com/12052/geforce-gtx-580-vs-radeo...
i think the best solution for me is hd 5970(has great performances:http://www.hwcompare.com/13159/geforce-gtx-660-ti-vs-ra...), because hd 6990 has ultra power consuption and that is so big cash for me... :) 
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November 5, 2012 6:26:26 PM

TareHz1 said:
so, what you suggest... which graphic card will you buy... i think that will be hd 5970... lease answer, i must buy excellent graphic card...


Quite frankly, if I was to buy a new card I would get either a GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670 or GTX 680. I'm happy with the GTX 560 Ti I've currently got and I feel no need to update.


TareHz1 said:
sorry, i think that is bad card, look:
http://www.hwcompare.com/12052/geforce-gtx-580-vs-radeo...
i think the best solution for me is hd 5970(has great performances:http://www.hwcompare.com/13159/geforce-gtx-660-ti-vs-ra...), because hd 6990 has ultra power consuption and that is so big cash for me... :) 


I don't know what I can recommend for you.
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November 5, 2012 6:34:50 PM

Anonymous said:
Quite frankly, if I was to buy a new card I would get either a GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670 or GTX 680. I'm happy with the GTX 560 Ti I've currently got and I feel no need to update.




I don't know what I can recommend for you.

ok, maybe i will buy gtx 580, or hd 5970...thanks a lot for all...:) 
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November 5, 2012 6:43:17 PM

and... texel rate of gtx 580 isnt soo god:49408...is it veeeery important, or its not bad...
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 6:47:14 PM

TareHz1 said:
ok, maybe i will buy gtx 580, or hd 5970...thanks a lot for all...:) 


What games do you play?

And stop quoting hwcompare.com. That site is a joke, and is only theoretical and thus useless.

Give us a game list, and we can help more. Also a budget for your spendings.
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November 5, 2012 7:00:12 PM

yarmock said:
What games do you play?

And stop quoting hwcompare.com. That site is a joke, and is only theoretical and thus useless.

Give us a game list, and we can help more. Also a budget for your spendings.

i dont now; when i buy card maybe i will play some extra games like NFS most wnted 2o12, pes 2013, maybe crisis 2, call of duty newest(black ops or...), virtua tennis, GTA IV OR V
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November 5, 2012 7:02:43 PM

maybe graphic card for 250 euros, new or used
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 7:10:33 PM

TareHz1 said:
maybe graphic card for 250 euros, new or used


Ok what sites do you have access to buy from in your country?
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November 5, 2012 7:16:16 PM

pik.ba is best... there are many other, but they dont have grapgic cards... what you mean for this graphic card: gtx 580 for 225 euros, or hd 5970... :) 
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November 5, 2012 7:20:19 PM

also there are many shops...
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 7:20:38 PM

TareHz1 said:
pik.ba is best... there are many other, but they dont have grapgic cards... what you mean for this graphic card: gtx 580 for 225 euros, or hd 5970... :) 


Those are OK cards. But they are a generation old, in the 5970s case they are 2 generations old.

Meaning they use more power and run alot hotter than current gen cards.

Try to find a GTX 600 series card or Radeon 7000 series card.

a 660 should be minimum for nvidia, 7850 for AMD.

If you can find either of those in your price range you will be good.
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November 5, 2012 7:24:50 PM

yarmock said:
Those are OK cards. But they are a generation old, in the 5970s case they are 2 generations old.

Meaning they use more power and run alot hotter than current gen cards.

Try to find a GTX 600 series card or Radeon 7000 series card.

a 660 should be minimum for nvidia, 7850 for AMD.

If you can find either of those in your price range you will be good.

ok, thanks a LOT... BUT I WILL BUY A NEW PSU, GREAT PSU, TEMPERATURE AND POWER ARE NOT TOO IMPORTANT... :) 
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2012 7:30:45 PM

TareHz1 said:
ok, thanks a LOT... BUT I WILL BUY A NEW PSU, GREAT PSU, TEMPERATURE AND POWER ARE NOT TOO IMPORTANT... :) 


Well still, no reason to waste heat and energy. Not to mention those cards are over priced because they are the king of the hill from an older generation, and both manufacturers refuse to lower the price on them for some reason. Its always smarter to go current gen.
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Anonymous
November 5, 2012 7:34:34 PM

yarmock is right, go for the current gen. The current generation of both AMD and NVIDIA cards have improved power efficiency, so it's a plus. You can get either a GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti at around your budget of €250. You can also find the HD 7850 and the HD 7870 at near the same price.
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November 5, 2012 7:36:08 PM

yarmock said:
Well still, no reason to waste heat and energy. Not to mention those cards are over priced because they are the king of the hill from an older generation, and both manufacturers refuse to lower the price on them for some reason. Its always smarter to go current gen.

OK
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November 6, 2012 5:21:57 PM

final:
GTX 580 OR HD RADEON HD 7870? PLEASE GIVE ME REAL ANSWER, I NEED GOOD GRAPHIC CARD... (AND PLEASE, DONT LOOK TEMPERATURE, AND RECOMMEDED POWER, FOR ME ONLY IMPORTANT IS PLAYING GAMES-PERFORMANCES... :) ) THANKSS
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 5:27:45 PM

GTX 580 is faster.
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November 6, 2012 5:39:52 PM

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GTX 580 is faster.

yes, but people said me that gtx 580 is old, and temperature is very-high, power supply is so much big... i dont know what to buy...
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 6:05:42 PM

Yes, it consumes much more power. About being hot - it doesn't really matter. What is your budget, your current pc specs and country you are from?
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November 6, 2012 6:15:14 PM

im from BOSNIA... MY COMPUTER:
INTEL CORE I5 2320:3.0 3.1 GHZ
GIGABYTE LUXO ... CHASSIS,
RAM:4 GB
PSU: I WILL BUY SOME WITH 700W OR MORE POWER... :) 
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November 6, 2012 6:21:49 PM

GTX 580 is the faster card. If they cost the same, that is the one to go with.
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 6:28:01 PM

What are prices of GTX 660, GTX 660 Ti, HD 7870, HD 7950 and GTX 580 in your country and what is your budget?
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November 6, 2012 6:52:05 PM

GTX 660: OVER 155 EUROS, GTX 660 TI: OVER 325 EUROS, GTX 580:I HAVE CONSPIRACY 225 EUROS, HD 7870: OVER 215 EUROS: THE BEST IS FOR 215 EUROS, AND HD 7950:VERY EXPENSIVE: 300 EUROS OR HIGHER...
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November 6, 2012 7:02:33 PM

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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 7:09:00 PM

GTX 660 is worth getting the most: it's almost as fast as HD 7870 and costs much cheaper.

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a b U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 7:17:43 PM

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yes, but people said me that gtx 580 is old, and temperature is very-high, power supply is so much big... i dont know what to buy...


Fantastic Poem :D 

The 580 is a little bit faster, but the 7870 is probably better value although that is a good price on the 580...it is a very power hungry card though... I'd say the 7870 is probably the slightly better choice, but its close...

The GTX 660 seems like a very good price too, thats me factoring in conversion rates though, my currency is £
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November 6, 2012 7:31:34 PM

The GTX 660 looks like the best card for the money right there.
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November 6, 2012 7:43:08 PM

thank you all!!! i see, the best will be 660 2 gb tvin frozr... its only little worse, but for very solid money... thank you!!!
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November 6, 2012 7:46:52 PM

but that article isnt on page that i saw it(probably sold) :( (((... i will maybe buy gtx 580, or radeon hd 7870...
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a c 291 U Graphics card
November 6, 2012 8:53:23 PM

What is sold? There are other GTX 660s that are just as good, like Direct CUII.
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November 7, 2012 11:45:11 AM

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What is sold? There are other GTX 660s that are just as good, like Direct CUII.

yes, but i will probably buy gtx 580...or radeon hd 7870...i dont know...:( 
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November 7, 2012 12:45:05 PM

i want to buy new graphic card.... what you think: gtx 580 for 225 euros, or gtx 570 twin frozr III powre edition for 205 euros?? thank youuuu... :) 
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 12:54:58 PM

Which 580 is it?
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a c 185 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:06:17 PM

580 is faster i get that bud
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November 7, 2012 1:18:08 PM

yes, but little faster!
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a c 271 U Graphics card
November 7, 2012 1:31:29 PM

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    November 17, 2012 6:56:22 AM

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