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In 6 months there will be faster cards for less money.
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post #12 of 24
depends on the level of eye candy you like, I upgraded to the 570, and I don't think I'm going to upgrade for ages.. if anything, my CPU will be next.
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Thanks.. i was contemplating between the DirectCU II GTX570 and MSI TwinFrozr II or III GTX570.. What drew me to the ASUS card was that it had a custom PCB with improved components like capacitors/vrms/mosfets..the lot.

The tri-slot cooler is okay for me because i dont use an PCI sound card. Plus temps are good from the reviews i have read so far! Im getting this rig in anticipation for Battlefield 3.
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I wouldn't count on it.

In the next couple of years, new consoles will arrive and they will have DX 11 support.

This means that DX9 might for once disappear, and DX 11 could become the norm.

What this means is that if the trend of 99% being just console ports, they are bound to become much more demanding when new consoles start sporting DX 11 graphics. By then, the GTX 570 will simply be an average performing card.
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Nope. You'd have to run SLI before year 2.
 
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In 6 months there will be faster cards for less money.
Thats why i cant make up my mind when to upgrade..

Im taking the plunge due to my aging setup.

Guess i'll go with the Asus GTX570 DCII then.. My 4870 is `08 tech. Anyone still remembers the 4870 512mb era? yes im still running on a single 4870 512mb on my dell 2311h! It simply doesnt cut it for games like Shift2. I'll probably be closing down this thread soon and moving to the Intel Build Log section where its more appropriate.
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Thats why i cant make up my mind when to upgrade..

Im taking the plunge due to my aging setup.

Guess i'll go with the Asus GTX570 DCII then.. My 4870 is `08 tech. Anyone still remembers the 4870 512mb era? yes im still running on a single 4870 512mb on my dell 2311h! It simply doesnt cut it for games like Shift2. I'll probably be closing down this thread soon and moving to the Intel Build Log section where its more appropriate.
you could always pick up another 4870 (they can be had on ebay for ~$50) and crossfire until the next gen comes out or are unhappy with performance.
    
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Any card will last as long as you can stand to go without upgrading it. My 560Ti's, for instance, were future proof for about 3 months before I had to order a couple of 580 Lightnings!

Exactly. I was happy with my 8800gt until late last week.
     
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What this means is that if the trend of 99% being just console ports, they are bound to become much more demanding when new consoles start sporting DX 11 graphics. By then, the GTX 570 will simply be an average performing card.
DX11 is only one small piece of how a game looks.
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In 6 months there will be faster cards for less money.
That statement is going to be true forever...
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