Quote: "both of these cards slightly trail the GTX 580, but typically run on par with or slightly better than a GTX 570"
This EVGA GTX580 is only $519.99 with a lifetime warranty. (and with a free Mafia2 game coupon w/ purchase)
The 570 and 580 series cards are a little more advanced with a newer design producing less heat, and with a better cooler to dissipate heat more efficiently.
The 570's go for around $350.00, don't they?
You guys DO remember this graphic?
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
As I said in the conclusion, these cards are not for everyone. There are similar or better performing cards out there now for about the same price (580) or much less (570). However, the aggressive binning and superior power delivery on these boards puts their power consumption right in line with the GTX 580;
Note the GB card has the same idle power and uses only 6 more watts under load. Also, the coolers on these cards are more capable than reference models.
So yes, we know the 570 is $350--I mention it in the intro and conclusion. If you had actually read and quoted more than a single sentence you may have caught it.
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