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post #1 of 10
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Hello everyone,

I have a question regarding the Gainward GTX 570, in the Golden Sample and/or the Goes Like Hell version.
How "thick" is the card exactly?
I'm wondering because I'm using a Micro ATX board, the GA-MA78GM-S2H (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=2758#sp) with a sound card in the lowest PCI slot. My current card, a Gainward 9800GT GLH fits with its 2-slot design and is 36mm I believe. My measurements make me believe I could fit a 38mm card just about in.
I already sent a mail to Gainward, but haven't gotten a reply yet so I thought I'd ask for experiences here.

As another question, do you guys think that the GS version overclocks as well as the GLH one? It would allow me to save almost $60.

Thanks a lot in advance.
post #2 of 10
The golden sample 570 doesn't take up more than 2 slots of space so it should not obstruct the lowest PCI slot.
 
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post #3 of 10
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Thanks Alatar. Do you own a GS yourself?

The distance between the slots should be standardized among all mainboards, no matter if it's ATX or Micro ATX, shouldn't it? Since I couldn't for example fit an MSI Twin Frozr III without sacrificing my sound card, at least according to the measurements listed on the MSI page, which also lists the thickness, as opposed to Gainward, who unfortunately omits that information.
post #4 of 10
Don't own a GS myself no, but I still checked out the card

Yeah the spacing between the slots is standard. The reason you couldn't fit a TFIII is that the cooler on that takes up more space than the standard 2 slots. The GS though should fit nicely.
 
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post #5 of 10
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Thanks once more. What do you think of the OC potential, the GS compared to the GLH and both to other cards? Like I said I would save $60 by buying the GS and overclocking it myself. If I went for another manufacturer, like the Twin Frozr III, it would cost a lot more of course since the card itself costs more as well as a mainboard I'd have to buy, even if I would go for a "that'll do it" kinda model. Maybe paying $160 more wouldn't be worth it, even if I would like to keep the cards for as long as possible?
post #6 of 10
Yeah. Even if the GS OCs a bit worse (meaning that the cooling ability wouldn't be as good as TFIII, which I'm not even sure of and even if it is worse it's not by much) the differences would be very, very small.

The biggest difference in OCability will be the GPU itself. If the chip clocks high with low voltage you got lucky, if not, well better luck next time

Both are good cards though, just go for the cheaper one that fits your mobo and I doubt that you will be disappointed.
 
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post #7 of 10
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Would you think there is a difference between the GS and the GLH one when it comes to how far it should be overclockable? I saw the cooler looks different. Mind you, the GLH would more or less cost as much as the TF III.
post #8 of 10
As far as I know it's the same cooler but with a different sticker (not quite sure though, since I haven't looked into it too much)

Personally I'd probably buy the GLH just because I like to have the little bit of extra, even if it doesn't help after OCing (which I can pretty much guarantee doesn't because it's highly unlikely that Gainward would cherry pick better GPUs).

If you don't care about the little bit of extra money just go for the GLH, otherwise the GS is pretty much just as good

E: actually the GS has a better cooler since the shroud has more air outlets, so I might go for that one, even if the difference is marginal. Might save you a few bucks
Edited by Alatar - 10/6/11 at 12:08pm
 
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post #9 of 10
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Alright, I think I made up my mind then and go for the GS. Of course if there are more people who like to put their $0.02 in, you're more than welcome.

Thanks for the thorough advice, Alatar.

Kiitti! <-I googled that, so hope it's correct.
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Alright, I think I made up my mind then and go for the GS. Of course if there are more people who like to put their $0.02 in, you're more than welcome.

Thanks for the thorough advice, Alatar.

Kiitti! <-I googled that, so hope it's correct.
yeah it's correct! and np
 
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