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I'm gonna sell my XFX 5970 Black Edition and instead buy a GTX 580.

 

Why?

-Crossfire performance

-Bugs regarding scaling

-Random crashes with triple monitor.

 

Now, I bought it about 1 year and 2 months ago. The retailer's warranty was 1 year. I've read about this "Double lifetime warranty" thing. Does it apply only in the US or abroad also? I live in Finland.

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:pfp: at this decision

 

I'd contact XFX directly or check their website regarding how they handle the lifetime warranty. I'd say if the retailer mentions lifetime warranty then there's a good chance that XFX will support that or else it'd be illegal to make that claim.

 

I wouldn't do this though, fully flush your drivers or do a fresh install of windows. I haven't had any driver issues with my 5970 whatsoever.

 

5970>580

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:pfp: at this decision

5970>580

 

So wrong ...

580 is quieter , oc's better , performs better with no stutering and has PhysX and is latest generation thus having a better resale value .

I had a duel where my 5970 nearly died trying to be on par with a GTX580

 

But I noticed you said triple monitors , the GTX580 can only do 2 . You need two cards for Nvidia Surround

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So wrong ...

580 is quieter , oc's better , performs better with no stutering and has PhysX and is latest generation thus having a better resale value .

I had a duel where my 5970 nearly died trying to be on par with a GTX580

 

But I noticed you said triple monitors , the GTX580 can only do 2 . You need two cards for Nvidia Surround

The 5970 overclocks very impressive for a dual core card. Does the 590 overclock well...nope :P (aka not really fair unless comparing dual to dual, despite 5970s overclocking very well)

 

I've never seen any serious or noticeable stuttering, though I know the 580 assuredly has higher minimum fps.

 

Physx isn't a selling point to me personally as I don't like to support proprietary technologies and it has not really taken dominance in the gaming market. (Thank god)

 

In the OP's case I'd recommend two 560 2GBs or two 6950 2GBs!!

 

The 5970 is still easily equal with the 580 but they both have their strong points, neither of which is multi monitor gaming.

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I'll check the XFX website, thanks.

 

:pfp: at this decision

 

I'd contact XFX directly or check their website regarding how they handle the lifetime warranty. I'd say if the retailer mentions lifetime warranty then there's a good chance that XFX will support that or else it'd be illegal to make that claim.

 

I wouldn't do this though, fully flush your drivers or do a fresh install of windows. I haven't had any driver issues with my 5970 whatsoever.

 

5970>580

I have:

 

-Reinstalled windows 3+ times

-flashed BIOS on the card

-Increased cooling significantly

-Reinstalled drivers too many times to count

 

Yet I still get microstuttering, many times only 50% load on the GPU and unstable FPS.

 

 

 

So wrong ...

580 is quieter , oc's better , performs better with no stutering and has PhysX and is latest generation thus having a better resale value .

I had a duel where my 5970 nearly died trying to be on par with a GTX580

 

But I noticed you said triple monitors , the GTX580 can only do 2 . You need two cards for Nvidia Surround

 

I have a 9800GT lying around. I won't be able to do Nvidia surround, no, but I can do 3 monitors in extended mode. I still haven't gamed much in triple monitor due to the numerous bugs in the games and also because you get a headache in half an hour of gaming with three 26" monitors :D

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I'll check the XFX website, thanks.

 

 

I have:

 

-Reinstalled windows 3+ times

-flashed BIOS on the card

-Increased cooling significantly

-Reinstalled drivers too many times to count

 

Yet I still get microstuttering, many times only 50% load on the GPU and unstable FPS.

Then RMA it, it's clearly defective :lol:

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Then RMA it, it's clearly defective :lol:

How would I RMA it since I live in Finland? Sorry for being a noob, but I really have no idea about these things :D

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How would I RMA it since I live in Finland? Sorry for being a noob, but I really have no idea about these things :D

 

Like it was said earlier, contact XFX and find out what if any options you have. But, you won't know until you try ;)

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Like it was said earlier, contact XFX and find out what if any options you have. But, you won't know until you try ;)

Yeah, I'll do that.

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