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Asus ENGTX580 GeForce GTX 580 Review

By Julio Franco
Nov 18, 2010
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  1. Anyone looking to purchase this card should have just purchased a 5970 last year and would have enjoyed this type of performance for a whole year.
     
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,868   +697

    ...and would have paid $US100+ more for the privilege ($599 msrp) since AMD realised that selling two HD 5870's returned better profits that one HD 5970.

    Snapshot from November 2009...
    as of November 30, prices on Diamond's Radeon HD 5970 sit at $600; most other 5970s range from $625 to $679.

    Of course you could also compare the relative PPD and PPD/watt for folding of both cards too, or maybe the fact that programmers would buy the GTX 580 (and the 480 before it) for their double precision + ECC memory + CUDA capabilities.

    Lastly, you could also compare said HD 5970 with Crossfired HD 5850's -cheaper, better resale value, higher overclock and better overall reliability.

    Of course none of this matters to your average garden variety troll. See you on the next drive-by:wave:
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    I'm waiting for my 580's through evga upgrade program as we speak.

    The review was nice and clean. Unless I have a ton of time I usually only read the intro, specs, 2-3 game charts and the conclusion. Nice job once again.
     
  4. "Anyone looking to purchase this card should have just purchased a 5970 last year and would have enjoyed this type of performance for a whole year. "

    Righhhttt... Because the 5970 is the epitome of value and everyone can afford one /s
     


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