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With this budget, I think this is the best bang for the buck

Flat out preformance, two of these would smoke the 570 or the 480

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post #32 of 43
GTX 570's are fine as long as you don't overvolt
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post #33 of 43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flying Donkey View Post
GTX 570's are fine as long as you don't overvolt
What would you consider overvolting for the 570. MSI will let you go up to 1.137v?

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With this budget, I think this is the best bang for the buck

Flat out preformance, two of these would smoke the 570 or the 480
The only problem with this is that I mostly play MMO's (RIFT currently) and the SLI scaling in a lot of these games is crap. I have 2x GTX260 in SLI and just took one out to sell it while I'm researching a new single card. There was almost no performance difference.

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Basically from what I have read so far....

GTX 480
Pros

More memory, will most likely perform better at 2560x1600
Cheaper to buy new from what I have seen online
Has HDMI and Display port

Cons
Runs Hotter
Runs Louder
Older Technology
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gmpotu View Post
What would you consider overvolting for the 570. MSI will let you go up to 1.137v?



The only problem with this is that I mostly play MMO's (RIFT currently) and the SLI scaling in a lot of these games is crap. I have 2x GTX260 in SLI and just took one out to sell it while I'm researching a new single card. There was almost no performance difference.

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Basically from what I have read so far....

GTX 480
Pros

More memory, will most likely perform better at 2560x1600
Cheaper to buy new from what I have seen online
Has HDMI and Display port

Cons
Runs Hotter
Runs Louder
Older Technology
Older technology in an of itself is not a con, its the repercussions of the older generation.

GTX480s do not have DP, no Nvidia has DP by default at the moment.
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480 also has much better VRMs.

480 for time-proof perfs, 570 if you don't have a case with a good airflow. But don't expect as much as the 480 performance wise.

Power consumption is not an issue considering your 1000w PSU.
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post #36 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomne View Post
480 also has much better VRMs.

480 for time-proof perfs, 570 if you don't have a case with a good airflow. But don't expect as much as the 480 performance wise.

Power consumption is not an issue considering your 1000w PSU.
I'm not sure this is 100% true. At least in the metro-bench I haven't seen a SLI 480 setup come near my score. I'm not sure about 3dmark11 or other benchies
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Originally Posted by Tomne View Post
480 also has much better VRMs.

480 for time-proof perfs, 570 if you don't have a case with a good airflow. But don't expect as much as the 480 performance wise.

Power consumption is not an issue considering your 1000w PSU.
Its not an issue?Why?He may have a 1000W, so what?The electricity bill comes every month.

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I'm not sure this is 100% true. At least in the metro-bench I haven't seen a SLI 480 setup come near my score. I'm not sure about 3dmark11 or other benchies
techpowerup reviews shows that the 480 its only 1% inferior, so...
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post #38 of 43
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For power consumption is not issue. My rent includes power no matter what I use.

What does matter case temps because I have a Q9550 that I had to lower to 3.8ghz and if the temps go nuts I may have to lower the OC even more on my CPU.

Right now my 2x GTX260 never goes above 60deg C in Furmark benches if that tells you about my cooling solution.

I mostly want to get the 570 (If I do I'm getting the twin frozr III) so the VRM's will not be an issue. I'm just afraid if I get the 570 and down the road I go with a 2560x1600 res 3D monitor then I'll have worse performance because I didn't choose the 480.
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Go for an evga gtx 570 SC.
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post #40 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by gmpotu View Post

I mostly want to get the 570 (If I do I'm getting the twin frozr III) so the VRM's will not be an issue. I'm just afraid if I get the 570 and down the road I go with a 2560x1600 res 3D monitor then I'll have worse performance because I didn't choose the 480.
6970. No crap VRMs, same performance as a 570 and 2GB VRAM.
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