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Reference water cooled 570s can exceed 470s on water, the problem is that they're reference and just don't have the robust vrms that the 470/480 have. I would hesitate to take a reference 570 much over 900 core even with water.

Clock for clock the 570 is about 5% faster than a 470, on water the clock speed difference is going to be between 50-100MHz depending on how good a clocking 470 you get or how bold you feel with the 570s voltages.

Both cards are pretty decent, in the end you have to decide if the performance difference warrants the price difference. I didn't feel it did, I got two 470s for the price of a single 570, but that's just me
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post #32 of 116
You should defintely get the 470 if you plan on overclocking. If not then the 570 is about 20% faster.

Questions like these were asked back when the 470 and 480 came out. Was it worth buying a 480 for $140 extra ? Personally I don't think so.
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Its like the difference from HD 6950 and HD 6970 but with GTX570 being able to run cooler and OC more.
No, the 570's cannot overclock at all. They have bad VRM's....overclock and there goes your card.

Get a 470. Avoid the 570 at all costs, it is a lemon.
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Google your question and look at the reviews of the 570 compared to the 480 and 470. Personally, I think I'm gonna go with the 570, but i've got a bit of time on my hands.
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No, the 570's cannot overclock at all. They have bad VRM's....overclock and there goes your card.

Get a 470. Avoid the 570 at all costs, it is a lemon.
Reference 570's have been the problem. Non reference does just fine.
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No, the 570's cannot overclock at all. They have bad VRM's....overclock and there goes your card.
That's not true at all. Some of the reference 570s had VRM issues when overvolted.
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Definitely GTX470 if you're going water. I keep mine at 880MHz (will do 900MHz at near max voltage), and there is very little it can't handle at 1920x1080 4xAA/16xAF (I'm on a HDTV as well ). I had another one for SLI but blew it up like an idiot leak testing with everything plugged in. The little bit I played around with it, the second one was cool for benchmarks and such, but I really have no problems with just one at the clock speeds I'm running. So much so that I have yet to buy another one to replace the blown up second 470.
     
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Most the 470 owners love there cards inc me minus the guy who got the lemon ouch 1.1 and wont hit 600 somethign else is wrong with it. i vote for 470 sli for you.

Farthest ive ever pushed mine is 800/1500/1900 on water at 1.037mv
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If i had to do it all over again i'd go 3 way B stock 470's on water
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I don't know why some people were saying a 570 is about 480 speed.. Or the differences between a 470 and a 570 is the same as a 6950 compared to a 6970.. A 570 is faster, yes, faster than a 480, same as a 6950. So a 570 is much faster than a 470. About a ~30% increase over it.

With that put aside, a 470 doesn't suck, not by a long shot. They will play everything out there today at ultra settings, though you will probably need to lower AA/AF a bit, but that's about it. Be warned though, they do run hot so if you want to SLI them you better put them under water or have excellent air cooling in your case. Two 470's in SLI is faster than a single 580, so for ~$400, you can't beat it if you have the cooling and PSU to handle it.
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