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Old 01-11-12, 07:43 PM   #338
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Default Re: AMD Radeon HD 7970 Benchmark Thread.

Originally Posted by Viral View Post
But 2 months ago 580's were worth the extra $100-$150 over a 6970 for the same FPS increase, right? RIGHT?

Flip flop some moar...

The 580s offer things the 6970s don't:

1. PhysX
2. Real 3d
3. Forced ambient occlusion
5. Multi GPU drivers that work the day a game launches
6. Features like AA or texture decompression in some games that aren't there for ATi
7. CUDA apps

So yeah, with more performance on tap, and a non poor dick broke feature set, I did recommend 580s over 6970s. (and similarly don't think 7970s performance margin makes them a better buy as they have the same feature set with some pretty meaningless additions like "adjustable tesselation".
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