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I am not sure which card I should get for my first build. It is either between EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB or EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB. I read about issues with artifacts with the gtx 570, and it seemed like a common issue. Is it worth it to go with the gtx 580?
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post #2 of 12
They are pretty different, if you have to ask I would just go with the 580.

Can't go wrong with the high-end.
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If you're choosing between a 570 and 580..then go 580 for sure. It'll last you longer and if you want to SLI in the future 2x 580's will be pretty damn sexy.
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The 570 is definitely the smart choice economically but if you are like me there is no replacement for the best...
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I'd go with the 580 myself, for your resolution you can max everything and have sweet framerates. Plus like the previous poster, you have the chance for SLI when it's required later on.
 
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;14649032 
The 570 is definitely the smart choice economically but if you are like me there is no replacement for the best...

Fast foward 6 months from now tongue.gif jkjk

OP, can't go wrong with either card to be honest.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. But seeing the cost of the 580 compared to the 570, I probably wouldn't sli the 580 in the future. Why do the artifacts occur on the superclocked 570 so often (according to the newegg reviews)? Is it it because of the factory overclock being unstable?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Heat Miser;14649206 
Thanks for the replies everyone. But seeing the cost of the 580 compared to the 570, I probably wouldn't sli the 580 in the future. Why do the artifacts occur on the superclocked 570 so often (according to the newegg reviews)? Is it it because of the factory overclock being unstable?

Some 570's have VRM issues at higher clocks, but it isn't that common. Plenty of people own a 570 and are happy with it. In the end, the choice is really going to come down to how much you want to spend. If you can afford the 580, then go for it. If not, then the 570 is a great card that will serve you well!
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post #9 of 12
If you want a 570 get this one or [ame="http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N570GTX-Twin-Frozr-Power/dp/B004XVMAKU"]this one[/ame], if you want a 580 there really aren't any problems to be worried about if you pick a decent card/brand.
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VRM issues occur mostly on the reference GTX570s. If you get a non-reference GTX570, VRM issues shouldn't occur. Asus GTX570 DirectCU II and MSI GTX570 Lightning are the best 2 570s afaik...
    
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