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the VRAM of 1280mb is getting to be a little too limiting, with Crysis 2 DX11 Hires texture at 1080p eating up 1230mb out of 1280 mb... ouch...


Which 570 should i get. I want the 2.5 GB model, and preferably one with better voltage control than the original 570's gimped VRMs.
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post #2 of 31
Good upgrade would be getting a second one for SLI, a more expensive but not so great of an upgrade would be getting a GTX 580 3GB version since you are concerned about new games eating up VRAM.

Myself stepped up to a Lighning XE from a GTX 570 DS.

EDIT: Ignore me on going SLI your 550W might not be able to support it.
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My god this thread read my mind, I'm considering upping from a 470 to a card that's quieter and cooler (preferably more powerful, or at least comparable)
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The only real upgrade from a 470 would be a 580. If you think it's worth the price, go for it. SLI is your best bet, though.

As far as Crysis 2 goes, isn't it coded to use all of your VRAM? I remember reading about 3gb 580's having 3gb of memory used in game.
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post #5 of 31
GTX 580 1.5GB is all you need for that resolution.

I'd look into the Asus DirectCU II 580. I have the 570 version and it's pretty quiet at load. Its also beefier in the power delivery compared to reference cards, so you can be comfortable with upping the voltage for OC'n.

MSI Lightning 1.5gb 580 is also pretty good.
    
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GTX 580 and never look back...

Awesome card.
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post #7 of 31
580 or wait for next gen.
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post #8 of 31
Very good suggestions, I too am on the same boat as OP but I think I'll opt for SLI since I have the psu for it.
Going the 580 route will yield great results due your psu watter atm, unless get a higher wattage psu no and go sli*which is cheaper, better perf. to a 580 but also HOTTER!!!!
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I had gtx470 sli, one card died, then I was down to a single gtx470 for a while. Last week went to gtx580, and haven't looked back, loving it.
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GTX 580 1.5GB is all you need for that resolution.

I'd look into the Asus DirectCU II 580. I have the 570 version and it's pretty quiet at load. Its also beefier in the power delivery compared to reference cards, so you can be comfortable with upping the voltage for OC'n.

MSI Lightning 1.5gb 580 is also pretty good.
DCUIII is too much for me on the GTX 580 takes 3 slots

Rather take the TFIII
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