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post #21 of 26
I would definitely stick with the 570 TFIII over the 6970 They OC great, stay cool, and are beastly cards. Like everyone else has been saying, you won't really have VRAM issues especially if you're under x1200. Nvidia drivers are miles ahead of ATI drivers (and by miles ahead I mean that they are much more stable and reliable, comparatively). Congrats on your purchase!
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+1 on the gtx 570 TFIII. Ill order myself a new rig and i'm think about one of theses if the DCII aren't available at ncix.com...


GTX 570 > HD 6970
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post #23 of 26
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They are good, but at that price 6970s would have been better.


I do agree with anthrax, I wouldnt have paid that much for a 570.

I got both of mine for $275 each.

the TFIII is over rated. The heatsink isnt all that great depsite what others say. They should have left it the way it was on the 480 lightning (better fans)
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post #24 of 26
The VRMs are another big reason for the TFIII over the reference and are likely the reason why you got yours so cheaply, because nobody else wanted to deal with weak VRMs.
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post #25 of 26
570s scaled great when I had them. Most games had doubled the framerate with two. Only problem was that some older games did not support SLI, but that wouldn't be a problem because the game already ran at max framerate (120fps with VSync) regardless.

No game had any problems with the VRAM at 1080p for me either. Both of them were reference models and ran at 1.1v and 1.15v respectively 24/7 for over 3 months before I sold one and stepped up the other to my 580, so VRMs were not a problem either.

Only reason I sold one was because I did not need the performance since one 580 overclocked was enough to max any game so far and thinking long term I would probably rather have 580s in SLI rather than 570s.
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+1 on the gtx 570 TFIII. Ill order myself a new rig and i'm think about one of theses if the DCII aren't available at ncix.com...


GTX 570 > HD 6970
Minus the 6970 doing better with new drivers, and scaling much better.
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I would definitely stick with the 570 TFIII over the 6970 They OC great, stay cool, and are beastly cards. Like everyone else has been saying, you won't really have VRAM issues especially if you're under x1200. Nvidia drivers are miles ahead of ATI drivers (and by miles ahead I mean that they are much more stable and reliable, comparatively). Congrats on your purchase!
ATI drivers sucked, AMD ones don't Ever since 11.5 they have gone up and up. 11.8 is perfect.
    
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