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So Im considering what to buy as of now.

I can get a GTX 570 at around $200.

On the other hand, I can also get GTX 285 or 295 at around $50-60.


So the big question, how much of a differnce is there? Can a 285 or 295 handle most games on high/max settings (RPG, MMORPG, Adventure games. Not big on FPS games)? I could get 2x 285/295 as well..

Two slightly smaller but also pertinent questions:
1) Im quite aware that tech becomes more efficient over time, especially in regard to energy consumption. Would the energy consumption improvement of a 570 make it a better investment overall?

2) The aforementioned tech changes tend to make things cleaner, smoother etc. For example, cuda technology. What would new awesome features would I be missing out on if I were to go with the older gen 285/295?


Edit: Oh,almost forgot to say. I rock a single 24" @ 1920x1080. Setup will be running a 2500k.
post #2 of 23
where are you getting these magic prices?
post #3 of 23
You get exactly half the core count with a 285, and all the headaches of over consumption if power and heat with the 295.

570. No questions asked. But you can't overclock so keep that in mind. Unless it is a non ref.
     
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post #4 of 23
Show me a 570 that's $200. I'm not doubting you, I wanna know! Regardless, I say 570. Sure a 285/295 would run it fine, but with considerably higher power draw (295) and nothing going for it in terms of future games (both).
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post #5 of 23
Go for the 570!
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post #6 of 23
570 all the way. 295 will from a dual GPU setup, and a 285 is around a GTX460 1GB, its not going to go very far like that.
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post #7 of 23
As a GTX 570 user... I have no problems running everything at max.. and if you're playing games just at 1920x1080 there is no need for the extra vram. GTX570 for sure.
Plus it doesn't use as much energy, and has great Overclocking ability on the non ref cards
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570 all the way. 295 will from a dual GPU setup, and a 285 is around a GTX460 1GB, its not going to go very far like that.

Please don't berate my 460, 285 (with it's lack of cores) is slower than a stock 460, let alone my 460 lol

570 all the way though.
     
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post #9 of 23
570 all the way, I want to like my gtx 295 and its nice to be able to max out games at 1080p but 63*C idle and I've seen it load to 105*C in Crysis, just unreasonable.
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Grab the 570, its a great card, you won't regret it.
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