GTX 580 phantom or 680 phantom

franky4ro

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Hi guyz,
is it worth it in the long run to upgrade my video card?
I wana get of course the latest phantom model but it will be close to 600 euros when it arrives in europe. Should i go for the 570 or the 580 phantom?
 

ubercake

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I've found upgrading the video card is always not a bad idea. If you you are buying higher end cards, there will always be a buyer for your used equipment when you upgrade again.

I'm a little confused, though. The title of your post says 580 or 680, though the info you posted says 570 or 580?
 

franky4ro

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yes..gainward has the phantom line that look cool and have low temp and tsatrt with gtx 600/600 ti/570/580 ... right now i have a 4850 from assus..that way i asked should i buy the new high end ans spend sheat loads of money or but the next best thing 570 or 580 phantom from gaynward ;)
 

guderiancol

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wait a bit, 580 will be cheaper soon, so you dont have to spend mountains of money. 580 stills a moster video card vs 4850. When you go with the last tech you always have to pay more.
 

franky4ro

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yes i thought about it but still i don't upgrade the computer every day.. i make once every 4-5 years an update.Right now i will go to ivory bridge from amd phenom 2. that sead i need advice only for the video card..should i go with high end so it keeps me with no upgrade for the next 4-5 years or the gtx 580 will be ok
 

franky4ro

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i will propably buy the new i5 ivory bridge k .. will have same price as the current i5 2500k one....Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB DDR5 384-bit and the new GTX 680 is only 100$ difference in my country..Romania :) ... but until intel moves he's ass and comes with the new ivory bridge i will keep the money
 

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