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gtx 580 19 35.85%
gtx 570 SC 7 13.21%
gtx 570 12 22.64%
radeon 6970 3 5.66%
radeon 6950 2 3.77%
keep your gtx 295 and wait for the next iteration 10 18.87%
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Old 12-17-10, 10:52 PM   #13
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i have no problems with that.
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Old 12-18-10, 12:16 AM   #14
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thanks for all the feedback. still torn about what to choose. i probably won't get another card for a long time, maybe i should just throw down a few extra bucks for the big boy.
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Old 12-18-10, 01:05 AM   #15
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DO IT NAO , pal
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Old 12-18-10, 03:15 AM   #16
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Well, I'm 100% pleased with my 5770 @ 1920 x 1200. You 295 should be nearly twice as fast. There isn't a game out there I cannot play 100% maxed, including DX11. In Metro I have to keep ADoF off, but I can use some AA. Crysis no AA. All others maxed with the use of some AA. Not bad. Your card should fair quite a bit better including the use of AA... of course no DX11 but honestly you're not missing much... at least not yet.

I'd probably hold onto the 295 for now. Maybe wait till the 28nm parts are out. If you *need* to upgrade something, maybe put that several hundred towards a nice SSD. For that kinda' cash you can get one with decent capacity (120 to 160gigs likely). More than enough for your OS and some games.

Or compromise. How much RAM do you have? Why not a smaller SSD just for the os (like a 40 or 64Gig), and max your mobo out on RAM? With the GPU power you currently have I'd likely lean more towards the SSD + RAM, depending on how much RAM you have already.
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Old 12-18-10, 09:43 AM   #17
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If the GTX 580 is an option, get the GTX 580.
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Old 12-18-10, 10:41 AM   #18
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DO IT NAO , pal
o rly u likey teh big buoy?

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Or compromise. How much RAM do you have? Why not a smaller SSD just for the os (like a 40 or 64Gig), and max your mobo out on RAM? With the GPU power you currently have I'd likely lean more towards the SSD + RAM, depending on how much RAM you have already.
i already have 6gb, so probably don't really need more RAM.
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Old 12-18-10, 10:44 AM   #19
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If money's not a big deal, go with the GTX580, it's the king of single card performance.

If you want to save cash, go with either a GTX570 or a 6970. Best bang for the buck atm is probably the 570.
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Old 12-18-10, 12:10 PM   #20
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My boot drive. $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231375

That (or your choice of SSD) will be the best upgrade you've done in a long time.

Evga 570 $359 with a free copy of 3dmark11

$499 for what will seem like a whole new pc vs $509 for the lowest price 580, which is just about oos at the egg.
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Old 12-18-10, 12:59 PM   #21
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good point. i wonder what i can get for my 295...
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Old 12-18-10, 01:25 PM   #22
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They're all over the place pricewise on ebay. Lowest price in the $120's, highest $294 for an EVGA Red Edition.

Looks like it should sell easily for $200+. I'd suggest looking at current auctions on ebay and putting a good buy it now price for people who want it for Christmas. You might sell it/mail it today. They will want you to be really quick this time of year.
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Old 12-18-10, 04:59 PM   #23
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i chose for you to hang on to the 295 because i dont want you getting a better grafix card then me durrrr
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Old 12-19-10, 07:52 PM   #24
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update: think i might wait it out, but maybe i should get a boot-disk SSD to tide me over.

thanks for the responses.
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