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With the holiday season coming upon us very shortly, people are looking to upgrade their computers for the latest generation of games including COD: Black Ops, HAWX2 and the recently released StarCraft II and Lost Planet 2 to mention a few titles. Cards like the GTX 580 are good fits for these games as performance is stellar even with the highest resolutions and settings. NVIDIA has taken the GTX 580 and released what they should have released with the 480. The 580 outperforms the 5870 in every case the issue here is AMD is set to release their Cayman cards sometime in the very near future. Considering that a 6870 almost performs as well as a 5870, the upcoming card battle between the two should be interesting. For now, the GeForce GTX 580 has dethroned the champ the GTX 480 by margins of 10-25% depending on the benchmark and is the fastest currently available single chip video card on the market deserving of an Editor’s Choice.