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I think you should pick an Asus GTX570 DCII. My friend has one and It's a beast when it comes to overclock. It can OC pass GTX580@stock easily, and go even much farther. He overclocked and tested it with Crysis Warhead so It's real performance, not some synthetic benchmark result here.
Basically, clock to clock, GTX570<GTX480, especially in DX11. But in order to achieve the impressive clock that an DCII 570 can get, a GTX480 need to be WC'ed, which is not cheap at all.
Edited by Mr.Cigar - 5/12/11 at 1:46am
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I think you should pick an Asus GTX570 DCII. My friend has one and It's a beast when it comes to overclock. It can OC pass GTX580@stock easily, and go even much farther. He overclocked and tested it with Crysis Warhead so It's real performance, not some synthetic benchmark result here.
Basically, clock to clock, GTX570<GTX480, especially in DX11. But in order to achieve the impressive clock that an DCII 570 can get, a GTX480 need to be WC'ed, which is not cheap at all.
Not really, you can get 480s to higher clocks than people think, with aftermarket coolers.
    
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cheap 480 or 570 not hd,

ive heard that many 570 are dying from overclock...

i own one 480 and i must say that when i play BC2 its almost between 90/100ºC...the high rpm fan dont bother me, but i switch it to a prolimatech MK-13 with only one 140mm 800rpm.Same temperatures but zero noise.
Yeah, the GTX 480s seem to be pretty durable and reliable. I've been running my 2 480s (SLI) overclocked (with a tad higher than stock voltage) for over a year of frequent gaming and to date have never had a problem with them.

I cannot vouch for the GTX 570, but as an owner of GTX 480s I can say I've been very satisfied with them and to be honest I think they got a bad rap.
post #24 of 43
570 Horrile Design. Lul.

Get the DirectCU II.
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I love my 480, I think if you have the air flow in your case and don't mind a little noise (I use headphones so it doesn't matter) the 480 is a beast of a card. My friend just bought the 570 reference and it's nice but he's not looking to OC at all. With you saying you want to max out the card, I would listen to everyone recommending the non reference 570 bc of the better designs if you go that route. I would still say to buy a second hand 480 and put the money you save towards an aftermarket cooler.

Or if you really want to get good clocks start a fund for a custom water loop, a 2nd hand 480 can save you $100-150 over a non reference 570. That will get you started. That's what I'm currently working on, the the 480 will really wake up under water.
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I'm looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...true&Keywords=

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-582-_-Product

I normally go with EVGA but they're using reference boards and have nothing special other than the vapor chamber.

Does anyone here have a Twin Frozr of the MSI 480 or 570 ? How high have you been able to OC to?
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each card is different in OC...

my first card oced to 900/1800/2200 @1.05v with a stock 480 cooler...

Where my second card only got to 850/1700/2200 @1.1v with a stock cooler...

both now run at 900/1800/2200 @1.1v with the AXP coolers...

i would say that you would get to the 900 core range... if not really close to it...
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I just picked up 2 570's for $198 a piece, wait for neweggs open box deals to pop up.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127568R
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Originally Posted by gmpotu View Post
I'm looking at

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...true&Keywords=

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-582-_-Product

I normally go with EVGA but they're using reference boards and have nothing special other than the vapor chamber.

Does anyone here have a Twin Frozr of the MSI 480 or 570 ? How high have you been able to OC to?
Between those two, the 570 is the better choice. It's the new TFIII design and will be cooler so it can overclock further on average.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MSI-_-14127582
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