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GTX 570 DirectCU II vs MSI 6970 Lightning

post #1 of 13
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I'm stuck between two cards... I really can't decide what I want...

Asus GTX 570 DirectCU II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121432

MSI 6970 Lightning
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127581


Which do you think would be optimal to buy? =P
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post #2 of 13
Seems like the 570 is the way to go here, assuming you don't mind a tri slot card.
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post #3 of 13
If you are gaming,
then definitely get msi hd6970 lightning,
if you want to fold them go for asus gtx570 direct cuII,
but remember,if you get asus gtx570 direct cuII & want to sli in future then you'll face lot of difficulty running them since they are triple slot cards.
Hope this helps.
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post #4 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniket View Post
If you are gaming,
then definitely get msi hd6970 lightning,
if you want to fold them go for asus gtx570 direct cuII,
but remember,if you get asus gtx570 direct cuII & want to sli in future then you'll face lot of difficulty running them since they are triple slot cards.
Hope this helps.

Yeah I definitely like the HD6970 Lightning... Triple Slot isn't much of a downer since my board has 2 extra slots in between the PCI-E Slots.

Will the Lightning outperform the DirectCU?
Edited by LethalRise750 - 5/28/11 at 1:34pm
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post #5 of 13
6970 or 6950 and unlock at that price range
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post #6 of 13
Yes, the 6970 Lighting will outperform the 570, but not by a noticeable much.
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post #7 of 13
The lightning is a monster..grab it.
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post #8 of 13
6970 lightning is a beast Ocer, it would also outperform the GTX570 by a bit in higher res if you ever decide to do multiple monitors.
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post #9 of 13
I'd say the Lightning. The 570 is cheaper but 3 slots may cause some problems in the future if you want 2 cards.
    
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post #10 of 13
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Yeah I think I'm definitely going with the Lightning

Ocnewb, I meant to ask in PMs... How were the temps on your 6970 Lightning?
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