GPU dilemma, sell HD 6970 for GTX 580?

By R3DP3NGUIN · 9 replies
Nov 11, 2011
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  1. hi guys its been awhile since a actually made a thread.

    well I currently have a Gigabyte 6970 which I purchased Feb of this year. I am tossing up whether I should sell it for $150 and buy a used GTX 580 on ebay which averagely costs around $350. or wait until the 7000 series and or Nvidia 600 series. I also thought just buy another 6970 but my PSU might restrict plus the 7000 series looks so close to release.

    I ultimately want to be able to run BF3 decently on ultra which benchmarks need atleast dual GPU setup. I am also thinking more towards Nvidia since I will upgrade my P2 955 to Ivy Bridge in 2012.

    Any houghts???
  2. bluebob951

    bluebob951 TS Member Posts: 57

    I have a Radeon 6970 and i can play on ultra no problems at all.

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 207


    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 152   +10

    Yeah I think I will wait, my card OCs really good also which I forgot to take into account . I pick up BF3 in a couple of days so find out for sure.

    But yeah I suppose best thing is wait and see.
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Your 6970 would only sell for $150 on ebay? They cost at least £200 or $320 here in the UK on ebay

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 152   +10

    Well I was thinking of a quick sell that's all, most that's selling in Aus is about $250 *minimum* which is a cheaper brand also. So I could have $150 starting price and $250 buy out.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Its a 2 month wait for a certainly adequate videocard with lower power draw / strain on your PSU. I've thought about it and if I bought the goods now I know I'd be kicking myself in the pants in 4 months.
  8. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,040   +678

    I'd take the 580. its a beast.
  9. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    the 580 has pretty much identical benchmark results as the 6970 is every game i have seen (slightly faster on nvida games)
  10. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 152   +10

    Cheers for all the advice, I have decided to indeed wait for the 7000 series to show its face. I have already ordered 5 games including BF3 that will keep me going until release. Im a student so I dont game much until holidays.

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