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post #11 of 22
570's dont just burn out. There have only been a handful of 570's that died under 1100mv without power saving features disabled. I have 2 msi gtx 570's and i have cranked them up to 1100mv and 925 core all day, no problems.

And yes, avoid furmark and kombuster like the plague.

edit: and if you see open box 570's on newegg grab them fast because they sell out very fast. but at retail pricing, I would have to agree with the others and say the 6950 is the better value. I would go for the 2gb reference model if you can find them.
Edited by AliceInChains - 5/16/11 at 9:46pm
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post #12 of 22
yea 6950 1gb is far better value compared to gtx 570.

@OP - Did you missed powercolor 6950 1gb for $179.99 shipped from amazon recently?
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post #13 of 22
If you want value, go with a Radeon 5850, if you want performance, go with the GTX 570.
The Radeon 6950 1GB is the card of the undecided.
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post #14 of 22
It might be worth to pay extra if the GTX 570 didn't have OC problems or if it was a binned card.
post #15 of 22
I do not if it is me, but with physx on and with a single card (do not know about about GTX 580), you take a considerable performance hit. So, unless you are going SLI, physx is just another marketing gimmick. So do not base your decision on that. If you use a separate card for physx, then it really do not matter if you are going AMD or nVIDIA.
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post #16 of 22
It's you, I've played almost all the major PhysX titles and they will run very well on a single card. A single GTX 460 can handle even Mafia 2 at 1080p. Sure there is a performance hit but when a game runs with 60FPS without PhysX I'm pretty sure you won't notice a 10 FPS hit.
post #17 of 22
if you can find it cheaper,get the gtx 570. i have both 570 and 6950 2GB and i would say that both are great cards.

gtx 570
i easily crancked up my 570 to 924/1000 @ 1.1V (exceed 580 stock performance).
silent compared to 6950 ref.
3dmark11 with sig rig-6340

6950
for 6950 , i easily got mine to 920/1400 @ stock volt with shader unlocked.
a bit loud (not in your case since you get the non ref one)
3dmark11-5875
i tried with 1GHZ oc- only manage to get 6155

your choice man.Both card can handle 1920 x1080 gaming with no sweat at all
Edited by lotdash0t - 5/17/11 at 11:46am
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post #18 of 22
Quote:
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It's you, I've played almost all the major PhysX titles and they will run very well on a single card. A single GTX 460 can handle even Mafia 2 at 1080p. Sure there is a performance hit but when a game runs with 60FPS without PhysX I'm pretty sure you won't notice a 10 FPS hit.
My buddy runs GTX 560 ti on SLI on Q6600. I will have run Mafia II bench with just single card. Will get back to you. I pretty positive I disagree with you.
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post #19 of 22
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I think that I've decided upon the 6950 1GB. It comes very close to the GTX 570's performance for $80 less and I don't feel the need for PhysX or CUDA all that much. Thanks for the input everyone.
    
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post #20 of 22
good choice the 6950 is a great card
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