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At the moment I'm seriously considering ditching my 5770 CF in favour of a single card with more horsepower. Whilst I'm impressed with the performance of these little cards, I'm just not seeing it translate into the games that I play all the time, such as ARMA 2 which I'm unable to max out.

The problem is, I don't know whether to go AMD or Nvidia...

At the moment I'm stuck between the HD 6970 and the GTX 570.

Which do you think would be the better choice and the best upgrade?

Thanks.

- Collie
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take a look at this.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

good indicator of what to expect vs each card
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take a look at this.

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...time-last.html

good indicator of what to expect vs each card
Thanks!

It's strange, I seen the 6970 achieve better benchmark results compared with the 570 on other sites, but on this it's ranked higher...
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new cpu?
    
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new cpu?
Huh, wha'?
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Originally Posted by Collie View Post
Thanks!

It's strange, I seen the 6970 achieve better benchmark results compared with the 570 on other sites, but on this it's ranked higher...
for a single card I'd go with an hd 6970 (or unlock a 6950)
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At the moment I'm seriously considering ditching my 5770 CF in favour of a single card with more horsepower. Whilst I'm impressed with the performance of these little cards, I'm just not seeing it translate into the games that I play all the time, such as ARMA 2 which I'm unable to max out.

The problem is, I don't know whether to go AMD or Nvidia...

At the moment I'm stuck between the HD 6970 and the GTX 570.

Which do you think would be the better choice and the best upgrade?

Thanks.

- Collie
PassMark G3D.........Score.....Price (USD)

GeForce GTX 580.....3,856.....499.99*
GeForce GTX 480.....3,529.....299.99*
GeForce GTX 570.....3,528.....314.89*
WinFast GTX 470.....3,384.....NA
Radeon HD 6990......3,248.....734.99*
GeForce GTX 590.....3,244.....699.99*
Radeon HD 6970.......3,117.....339.99*
Radeon HD 6950.......3,108.....239.99*
GeForce GTX 470.....2,966......359.99*
GeForce GTX 560 Ti..2,945......233.47*
Radeon HD 6870.......2,844......199.99*
Radeon HD 6850.......2,831......159.99*

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
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The gtx 570 is an awesome card, seriously. Performs really well in all games (even with a crappy cpu like mine). Do note that you shouldn't buy a gtx 570 if you plan on overclocking it at high frequencies. Sure, the card runs really cool, but heat is not the problem. Even when kept at very low temperatures, the power supplies on the card can't handle more than 1.1v (i think, don't quote me). What happens is they just explode and it's not due to the fact that they're hot because most people that fry a 570 were at really low temps and therefore thought they were okay... Read the thread about it here on ocn. If you want to go green, then you should get a gtx 480 (if you wanna overclock) as the power phases are more adequate and your only concern when reaching high overclocks will be heat.

The 6970 is also a great card, but your best bet would certainly be to fin a 6950 (original) that you can unlock. They are no longer produced but some websites like amazon still have some in stock. You could also get it used...

Good luck!

Btw, my vote for the gtx 570, especially if you can get one for cheap (got mine for 319.99$ the week after it launched, the retail price was 379.99$)
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The gtx 570 is an awesome card, seriously. Performs really well in all games (even with a crappy cpu like mine). Do note that you shouldn't buy a gtx 570 if you plan on overclocking it at high frequencies. Sure, the card runs really cool, but heat is not the problem. Even when kept at very low temperatures, the power supplies on the card can't handle more than 1.1v (i think, don't quote me). What happens is they just explode and it's not due to the fact that they're hot because most people that fry a 570 were at really low temps and therefore thought they were okay... Read the thread about it here on ocn. If you want to go green, then you should get a gtx 480 (if you wanna overclock) as the power phases are more adequate and your only concern when reaching high overclocks will be heat.

The 6970 is also a great card, but your best bet would certainly be to fin a 6950 (original) that you can unlock. They are no longer produced but some websites like amazon still have some in stock. You could also get it used...

Good luck!

Btw, my vote for the gtx 570, especially if you can get one for cheap (got mine for 319.99$ the week after it launched, the retail price was 379.99$)
Thanks for the reply!

Yeah, I'm starting to lean toward the 570 now.

However, would the 6970's 2GB of memory put it in the lead?

As long as either card is a good jump from my 5770's, I'll go with either.

I'm no fanboy!
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