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Pesky
Sat Oct 15 2011, 12:24AM
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I've been looking at cards and I think I'm going to get a GTX570 and that's about as far as I've got. I was hoping that some of you might be able to help me on finding a model as I'm really not sure which one as there are so many out there. I need a decent single card setup but not something crazy ott price wise as I'll be looking to go sli or possibly even tri sli when I upgrade to an i7 sometime next year. What do you think?


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Nemeses
Sat Oct 15 2011, 02:36AM
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Yup you wont go wrong with a GTX 570, they great cards I have 2 of them in my PC.

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Hyadum
Sat Oct 15 2011, 10:36AM
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Is there a big difference between 560 Ti and 570?
560Ti is cheaper, has core speed of 822MHz, shader speed 1645 MHz and memory speed 1002 MHz.
570 is more expensive, has core speed 732 MHz, shader speed 1464 MHz and memory speed 950 MHz.
The 570 is technically slower, but has more shaders and uses 320bit architecture.
Real world difference in FPS in games is about 14%. Power consumption on the other hand is 30% more for the 570.
Do you think it's worth it?


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Sengar
Sat Oct 15 2011, 10:54AM
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This is not the easiest question to answer as in many cases it depends on whether you have or are assessing stats on a reference card or a 3rd party enhanced card, whether you intend to overclock, and what your realistic budget is. What I would say is that 'speed' is only half the equation. The 570 has more pipelines and cuda cores, so it won't be hit by heavy graphics and it also has a larger memory bank for frame buffering and texturing. An overclocked card is good for at least ~5 frames more than the stock version and that doesn't put the 560 in the same league as the 570 imo. That's why I bought a 570gtx.

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Hyadum
Sat Oct 15 2011, 12:01PM
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Yes I was comparing reference NVIDIA cards. Sure the 570 is the better one, but for day to day activity with no overclocking, I'm not sure the difference is noticeable. And the price difference, at least in my country, it's about +45% for the 570. Way too much imo.


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Kulac
Sat Oct 15 2011, 03:14PM
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I wanth to buy the 560ti in 2 weeks the problem is I dont know from asus or leadtek?i wanth the 570 but is way over my budget...


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Nemeses
Sat Oct 15 2011, 06:22PM
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Bang for Buck the 460 is still the best card out, I was gonna sell my 2 570GTX and get as 580GTX, but may keep em now and go tri sli

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Pesky
Sat Oct 15 2011, 07:29PM
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Kulac wrote ...

I wanth to buy the 560ti in 2 weeks the problem is I dont know from asus or leadtek?i wanth the 570 but is way over my budget...


I've always found asus to make very solid products it's a good card for cheaper end of the 560ti range but if your wanting to overclock it's not so great. For about the same price I'd rather get something like the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti OC 1024MB. At the top end of the 560ti's MSI hawk has got to be a winner even if it does sound like a vacume cleaner.


Nemeses wrote ...

Bang for Buck the 460 is still the best card out, I was gonna sell my 2 570GTX and get as 580GTX, but may keep em now and go tri sli


I get the feeling that the price is going to plummet 570/580s when the nvidia release the 600s and although there going to be a huge performance increase I think we'll see quite a long plateu in what devs can actually acheive with all that power.


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Nemeses
Sat Oct 15 2011, 08:16PM
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Dunno I buy a lot of stuff of the OCuK MM and the 570 still go for over 200 a pop.

Think the cheapest one I have seen was for £195

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Dasaev
Sat Oct 15 2011, 09:19PM
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i'm on gtx560, but from msi. try the 2 fans version of the 560. also, a slow cpu will limit the performance of the videocard,
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Tormentor
Sun Oct 16 2011, 05:16AM
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The gtx 560 TI from MSI is a very good option (it has a solid performance) for a decent price

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