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i've been waiting open box GPu for 1 week now and it wasted my time already.

this MSI 6970
evga 570
EVGA 570 SC
EVGA 570 fermi

what is the reference on the 570? the fan on right side or the middle?
what is the difference between fermi and the SC?
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SC is just clocked higher out of the box. No hardware difference. Fermi the name of the graphics chip.

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Depends on you man. A 570 and a 6970 trade blows in a lot of titles. The edge goes to the 6970 mainly for it's extra VRAM. However a 1920X1080 resolution, it doesn't matter.

My vote? 6970. Better bang for the buck.
    
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6970, mainly because if you upgrade in the future and add a 6990, it would still beat tri-SLI GTX 580's.
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Depends on you man. A 570 and a 6970 trade blows in a lot of titles. The edge goes to the 6970 mainly for it's extra VRAM. However a 1920X1080 resolution, it doesn't matter.

My vote? 6970. Better bang for the buck.
hmmm. i only play in 1920x1080 resolution. 6970 is like 15$ more but i think ati is still having problem with its driver. i dont know about nvidia. i never update my driver, i think its 10.7 in my card..
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6970.. Its a slightly better card.. Plus you can get a 6990 and TriFire
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SC is just clocked higher out of the box. No hardware difference. Fermi the name of the graphics chip.

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damn, i still cant decide..

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6970.. Its a slightly better card.. Plus you can get a 6990 and TriFire
not thinking of going trifire T_T
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post #8 of 31
At 1080p, either one will be sufficient, I say go for the cheapest. Above 1080p, the 6970 will have a better chance of pulling ahead, but it all depends on the game and it's settings.
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damn, i still cant decide..



not thinking of going trifire T_T
The 6970 has (nearly) twice the VRAM, and the performance is seriously too close to call between the 570. So basically you're getting the same performance but with twice the VRAM. And not to mention in case you ever do want to get multiple cards, it really is the best bang for the buck.

Just my .
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post #10 of 31
hd 6970 hands down....biggrin.gif
more vram
better vrm's
slightly better performance
option to trifire with hd 6990
more bang for buck
lower power requirements....
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