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post #1 of 19
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hiya

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I'm currently running on this card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550

i'm looking to upgrade for bf3 and the mass awesome craze, that will be, this holiday season

currently looking at these (most leaning towards, and -->)
1) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121432
3) [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XVMAKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III Power Edition/OC Graphics Card: Electronics[/ame]

any expert opinions or playful bashing?

thanks gents
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post #2 of 19
The MSI one with the Twin Frozr is probably going to be your best bet.

I am running a 560Ti with 2GB ram, hopefully that will handle BF3 until I get a second for SLI.
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post #3 of 19
Not to bash the 570 but that's barely an upgrade. I guess you didn't see the threads where an OCed 470 = 570. Even without OC there's about 20% difference. You could get $200 for your 470 so you'd have to ad another $150 or so (+ shipping, tax etc) for a small boost in performance.

A nice upgrade would be a $350 GTX 580 but I doubt you'll find it at that price. Maybe after the new AMD cards come out.

Why not SLI ? You PSU can handle it.
post #4 of 19
SLI would be your best bet, and would make a 570 look foolish for a lot less money.
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post #5 of 19
I doubt the GTX 570 will be worth the money when you are coming from a 470. I think newer generation AMD cards are to be released in September? Wait a little for them because they will stomp the GTX 580 & GTX 570 making their prices lower. & you will be free to upgrade to anything at lower price. Nvidias newer cards are delayed to 2012.
And an overlocked GTX 470 is not that much slower than a stock GTX 570 BTW.
Save your money on a newer generation card. since the difference between the two cards is marginal. I doubt the 570 will max the game when the 470 can't.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 8/17/11 at 5:35pm
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post #6 of 19
+1 for SLI. Grab another 470 or two
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post #7 of 19
your best bet would be to add another gtx470. gtx470 sli beats a gtx580. plus I doubt you could get $200 for yours at least on ebay, maybe if you get lucky. I regretfully sold one of my MSI TF2 470's on there, and got a measly $140, and after ebay, and paypal took there's it was considerably less.
post #8 of 19
Grab two more 470s for about 320-340.
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I don't think the diff of a 570 is going to be worth the money. I'm also with the SLI crowd. Throw on another 470 and wait for the next jump in GPU tech. Or save for a 580 or two 560 Ti in SLI.
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post #10 of 19
Another vote for SLI. No single gpu card beats SLI 470s atm, and considering how cheap they are, that is easily the best price/performance route for you.

That or waiting for the southern islands.

There's nothing else on the market that'll really be worth the money imo.
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