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Old 02-20-11, 07:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: CPU requirement for GTX 580?

Originally Posted by Maverickman View Post
Thanks. I don't think it was really worth the upgrade. I paid $200 plus shipping both ways which brought the total upgrade to almost $300. I originally paid $299 for the GTX 470, so it's like I paid $600 for the GTX 580! It's still a nice card, but certainly not worth that! I don't think it's even worth $499! Maybe $399 at the most. I hope if I overclock it a bit I'll get better results. I thought the GTX 580 would be at least 40% faster in games, but that is NOT the case for me. Many reviewers seem to use superclocked Core i7 CPUs that I can't match.

The 580 is 29% faster than the 470, whether that's worth $200 to you only you can say.

You could get another 470 for $209 AMIR, which would probably be your biggest "bang for buck" upgrade on a 470.
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