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I was going to wait till closer to the release of Battlefield 3 to upgrade my GPU, but an opportunity has risen in which I can get about 100 bucks off an upgrade, so I am thinking of gunning for a new card now. I realize nobody knows the exact demands of BF3, but are most people with gtx 560s and 570s feeling pretty confident in their cards? (These are the two models I was looking at). Also, has there been any word on the 600 series yet? I know you never win the waiting game, but it's hard not to try sometimes Thanks for any advice regarding whether or not this would be a good purchase, the status of the 600 series, and which of the two (560 or 570) I should get. Thanks much.
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Yeah my 560 kicks ass just don't get a palit/gainward. Mine runs mw2 @ 90fps at 1080p. In fact only crysis tames the thing. and I still get 30fps maxed out in warhead
Edited by iZZ - 5/6/11 at 2:33pm
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I feel absolutely confident in my 560, but, logically I doubt I'll get the impeccable performance in BF3 that I get in BF:BC2. It seems safe to assume that BF3 will be a true quad-core game as well so we won't be hindered with just using 2 cores either.

The 560 and 570 are both great choices, I picked up a GTX 560 Ti Hawk Twin Frozr III a few days after it's release and I've been enjoying every minute of it, I came from a 9600GT.

The 570 is obviously more powerful than a 560, but the higher quality OC'd 560's are really close to 570 performance from what I've read.

If you decide on a 560 go for the MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II or the MSI GTX 560 Ti Hawk which has the Twin Frozr III design as was just released a few weeks ago.

If you decide on a 570 I know the Twin Frozr II/III design is really helping that series with heat issues.

If you're able to hold onto your old card you can use it for PhysX too, if you care about it all it and play anything that uses it.
post #4 of 8
Sell your current video card and look for a used gtx480 on craigslist/ebay for around $250. Better than anything you will find otherwise.
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The current price point of used gtx480's is great for the performance. I love mine, I'm going to grab another one some time before BF3 is on my hdd, can't wait for that game!
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Im doing the exact same thing. It is very hard to wait though lol....but im gonna try wait until the official specs are released. I currently have an ATI 5870 but am moving to nVidia for the technologies available aswell. Im trying to wait it out and get a gtx580 which is what they used on the fault line gameplays. Is that not an option for you?
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post #7 of 8
Why pay at least $500 for a gtx 580 when for half that, the gtx 480 is just as good and a bit better when overclocked. The entire heat / power issue is way over-blown. No issues ever with mine.
Even overclocked they never go above 75c in Sli. Just get good airflow for your case and separate the cards. No driver issues as well. Everything just works perfectly...
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I have two 6970s and wouldn't go back. 100 more than a single 580 and pounds it into the ground.
    
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