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I currently have a 480 with a full cover EK block,
would it be worth doing a straight swap for a 570 with a full cover UK block?

the 480 is an asus and the 570 is a Palit(But has warranty with the retailer)

really cant decide, the vrm issues are scary?
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no point, no problems with the 480 and you get more Vram.
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Keep your 480 and overclock it like crazy to 900 mhz because yours is watercooled and it will beat a stock GTX580 easily.
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No, the 570 has VRM issues that are current related and not due to temps (so having water cooling does not alleviate the VRM issue). It also has less RAM. Most of the GF110 refinements came down to using less leaky transistors: something that becomes a fairly insignificant issue when you have water cooling.
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Originally Posted by Yetyhunter View Post
Keep your 480 and overclock it like crazy to 900 mhz because yours is watercooled and it will beat a stock GTX580 easily.
This, my 480 is at 850core on air and runs everything at max. Good way to keep temps down on the 480 is to turn vsync on.
 
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post #6 of 6
GTX480 m8 FTW..


I have my on stock air cooling @ 850/1025MHz w/1075mV and it never exceeded 85C in any game or benchmark (3DMark 11,heaven etc)..

On water noise is not a issue any more..

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