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Crysis 2 loads up more textures than it is actually using.

You aren't vram limited, if you were fps would be very low.



SLI would be a better choice imo. The cost of the 2.5GB gtx 570 is terrible, and 6 series cards should be out in less than 6 months. Find a way to hold yourself over, 570 is still a side grade at 1080p, it only has one more cluster than the 470.
    
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k, i got the Zotac 3 GB reference model, i didn't need the fancy stuff, just a decent reference 580 will do. what should i do with 470?
     
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k, i got the Zotac 3 GB reference model, i didn't need the fancy stuff, just a decent reference 580 will do. what should i do with 470?
Cool man, I am putting my gtx470 in my htpc, so I can play console type games on my TV.

If you don't really need it you could sell it.

You could also fold on it.
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actually, i got a use for it... Get a thunderbolt vidock for macbook pro, and put the 470 in there. BAM instant gaming pc, what with the i7 2720qm itself beats out a desktop i7 860, not bad!
     
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actually, i got a use for it... Get a thunderbolt vidock for macbook pro, and put the 470 in there. BAM instant gaming pc, what with the i7 2720qm itself beats out a desktop i7 860, not bad!
Nice that works too.

I'm in the process of putting my h50 on mine. I ran into a snag with my heatsink, now I am waiting on replacement thermal pads. I can't wait to get it done, I'm hoping to OC my card to 850mhz on the core.
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speaking of overclocking... how far can you go on stock volts? theres no way in hell i am overvolting it on a 550w psu...
     
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sell your 470's to me !!
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sell your 470's to me !!
Sadly, no. I am putting it in my thunderbolt vidock.

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I see you already decided on a 580 3GB. Nice card, although personally I'd only get one of those ... if I was getting a 2nd one.

But I did wanna say that my 470's in SLI eat Crysis 2 for lunch, completely maxed at 1920x1200, it never drops below 45fps, and 95% of the time I'm rolling 60fps steady. They always read around 1240mb usage at these settings, which is 'maxed out' memory usage on these cards (I never get any higher than that in any game)... but the game does a good enough caching job that it doesn't negatively impact performance.

IN fact, I've never run out of vram to the point that my FPS took a major memory-capacity related dive at my 1920x1200 resolution. And I play everything maxed out, typically with around 4xAA.

I'd have recommended another 470, personally ... even though it doesn't increase memory, it's still a flat-out rocking setup for 1920 resolution. But ... I'm glad you're happy w/your new card
    
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3 gb vram does come in handy for cases like using 16k textures on RAGE with 16 aa, eats up 2033 MB of vram!

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