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EDIT 2: The discussion has moved on again. Is it worth the extra £35 for the HAWK edition GTX 560 Ti from MSI?

EDIT: The discussion has advanced, so to avoid wasting your time see here:

I am having a tough time deciding whether to get a 560Ti (MSI HAWK) or a 570 (MSI Frozr III). They are a good £60 apart from each other and I estimate I will have £220 by June 15th. The question is, is it really worth it to get a GTX 570? I will be gaming on a single 24" monitor at 1920x1080. I play games like DiRT 3, CoD, BFBC2 etc.. and I *may* decide to SLI the 560's,,,?



Hey guys,

I've settled for a GTX 570, something which, if you consider my current card (Radeon HD 5770) should show a hell of a performance increase.

The thing is, they're damn expensive. And I'd like your opinions and experiences with different vendors. I want the best quality at the best price, so I'm laying low with a Palit SONIC edition and the KFA2.

So has anyone used the GTX 570 Palit SONIC or KFA2? Please let me know how they are. I'm particularly interested in heat and noise because the fan looked pretty weak on the KFA2.

Thanks in advance!

EDIT: And if I really can't afford a good 570, I will get a 560Ti. Good idea?
Edited by Sheza - 5/27/11 at 9:34am
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all the reference designs are the same, just with different stickers on them. do you rekon you could post up the links for those cards?

edit: ok forget that. i think that 2 small fans on a gpu is better than one large one in that case, the sonic would be better. and what res will you be gaming at? if your mind is not set with nvidia and you cant afford a gtx 570 you should go with an AMD 6950 and the performance is close to gtx 570 at a better price
Edited by Dom-inator - 5/25/11 at 11:11pm
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Or get a 480 instead? sell pretty cheap in our marketplace
    
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My mind is sort of set on Nvidea, to be honest. I will be gaming at 1920x1080.
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If you can't spring for a MSI twin frozr III PE edition, Asus directCUII, or a palit SONIC platinum I'd say one is as good as the other. With the common problem of frying 570 VRMs the real only way to avoid it is to get one without a reference PCB. IDK how much more those versions will run ya, but IMO its worth the peace of mind when overclocking to say 850+ core...


Check this thread for info about frying the VRMS:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/929152-have-you-killed-570-a.html


If you don't plan on OCing too much you shouldn't have any problems with any 570 though
Edited by h2beez - 5/25/11 at 11:16pm
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Originally Posted by TheReciever;13640299 
Or get a 480 instead? sell pretty cheap in our marketplace
US deals they do, but I'm from England.
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If you can't spring for a twin frozr III PE edition, Asus directCUII, or a palit SONIC platinum I'd say one is as good as the other. With the common problem of frying 570 VRMs the real only way to avoid it is to get one without a reference PCB. IDK how much more those versions will run ya, but IMO its worth the peace of mind when overclocking to say 850+ core...
Yes I heard about that. It's a bit worrying, not sure I should back down to a 560Ti because otherwise that would be going near £300.

I can get an XFX 5950 2GB, if that is recommended. It's just, all the benchmarks I've seen and my problems with AMD right now are putting me off.
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If you're buying on buy the one in my sig, it's overclocked to the point it's just a GTX 570 anyway and you can save money. But it's up to you.
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Palit own Gainward so there should be a similar card but I have the GTX 570 phantom which has a much improved design to the normal GTX570's It has extreme cooling and at a quiet noise level, shows great overclocking potential http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1177&products_id=16865
I have had no Issues with this card at all, and with the odd chance you can't run a game at max just OC it a little or a lot seeing as you can wink.gif It although is one of the more expensive GTX 570's
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Originally Posted by Sheza;13640342 
Yes I heard about that. It's a bit worrying, not sure I should back down to a 560Ti because otherwise that would be going near £300.

I can get an XFX 5950 2GB, if that is recommended. It's just, all the benchmarks I've seen and my problems with AMD right now are putting me off.

You mean 5850? The gtx 560 is better and the 2GB of VRAM that is has probably wont really matter to you or get you any more performance at 1080p unless you are planning on getting another monitor.
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