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So i have a 570 gtx and the thing clocks pretty well and has a low stock voltage of 975mv at which it does 820 core, for the sake of temps (like at least low 70's for load) i have only gone up to 1025mv but i get 870 on those volts.I also don't like pushing my parts too hard.

Assuming i want to upgrade my gpu power what would you guys suggest? I have the wattage for sli but i am concerned about micro stutter as i am quite sensitive when it comes to the fluidity of my video. Is there a single video card solution that would be worth the upgrade?

Also if that were the case what do you think the card is worth? It has the lifetime warranty registered with EVGA, my friend said he would buy it for like a little under retail (he is jealous since he only has a 5770)

Anyway what do you guys think
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I see one option, sell the 570 and get a 580.
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I see one option, sell the 570 and get a 580.
Is it worth the ~300? If i were to do this i would splurge and get the 3 gb version.
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Originally Posted by Fatalrip View Post
So i have a 570 gtx and the thing clocks pretty well and has a low stock voltage of 975mv at which it does 820 core, for the sake of temps (like at least low 70's for load) i have only gone up to 1025mv but i get 870 on those volts.I also don't like pushing my parts too hard.

Assuming i want to upgrade my gpu power what would you guys suggest? I have the wattage for sli but i am concerned about micro stutter as i am quite sensitive when it comes to the fluidity of my video. Is there a single video card solution that would be worth the upgrade?

Also if that were the case what do you think the card is worth? It has the lifetime warranty registered with EVGA, my friend said he would buy it for like a little under retail (he is jealous since he only has a 5770)

Anyway what do you guys think
Don't even consider buying a new 570 go for a 580 (MSI version is a great oc'ing card)
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Is it worth the ~300? If i were to do this i would splurge and get the 3 gb version.
You don't need the 3GB version unless you have a large monitor (30") or you have a triple monitor or dual monitor setup.
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Right now, your options are:

another 570 for SLI - plenty fast but may have some micro stutter
sell it and go for a 580 - noticeably faster but may or may not be worth the money
sell it and get a 6970 - more of a side-grade instead of an upgrade
sell it an get a GTX 590 - very bad idea from what I've read, it would be slower than 570's in SLI
sell it and get a 6990 - again, it's plenty fast but may not be worth the cost to you
sell it and get an Asus GTX 580x2 - heh it's $1500...more than most people spend on a complete rig

For price vs performance, your best bet would probably be getting another 570 for SLI. You could also wait around to see what Nvidia and AMD have in the works.

As far as sell value on your card, I'm trying to sell mine for $300, but I haven't had any bites yet. Yours might be a little more appealing at that price since it's an EVGA, but I still think it might take a while to move.
 
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You don't need the 3GB version unless you have a large monitor (30") or you have a triple monitor or dual monitor setup.
So in your opinion it would be worth it to step up to a 580 at the cost of 200? I'm pretty sure my friend would buy it at 300 if i allowed him to make payments on it.

Personally Ati isn't even an option after the last card i had with them, the hardware itself was great but god the drivers drove me up the wall.

Also any idea what sorts of gains i would see if i went for a 580 gtx? (I am trying to future proof as much as possible as money is gonna be tight after spring)
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