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post #11 of 18
570 = x
580 = x + 6
570 overclocked = x + 11

...where x = average FPS. The above is my experience with 570s and the benchmarks for the 580. In short, if you have a 570, there's absolutely no point in getting a 580. If you need an upgrade from a 570 right now, the AMD Radeon 7970 is where it's at for single card. Otherwise, another 570.
    
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570 = x
580 = x + 6
570 overclocked = x + 11
...where x = average FPS. The above is my experience with 570s and the benchmarks for the 580. In short, if you have a 570, there's absolutely no point in getting a 580. If you need an upgrade from a 570 right now, the AMD Radeon 7970 is where it's at for single card. Otherwise, another 570.

That's problematic for a variety of reasons: 1. performance differentials might change as you move up/down resolutions 2. flat (i.e. "x" FPS) performance differentials aren't really meaningful, percentage-based differences (e.g. "10-15% average improvement") are significant and meaningful 3. the GTX 580 can also be overclocked, and might even stand to gain more per additional MHz than the 570 (thus potentially widening the gap)
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Originally Posted by EVGA-JacobF View Post

580 Classified is a hand selected GPU, custom PCB, custom VRM and new cooler designed for OC... also supports memory voltage and PCIE voltage increases via software.
Clocks over 1GHz are almost a guarantee. So if you are interested in overclocking I would definitely suggest it.

Ya all fun and games until he has to RMA and runs into MattH and gets a refurb card in return.
post #14 of 18
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That's problematic for a variety of reasons: 1. performance differentials might change as you move up/down resolutions 2. flat (i.e. "x" FPS) performance differentials aren't really meaningful, percentage-based differences (e.g. "10-15% average improvement") are significant and meaningful 3. the GTX 580 can also be overclocked, and might even stand to gain more per additional MHz than the 570 (thus potentially widening the gap)

Of course, you're right. I was just going by the results of various benchmarks plus my own experience in the games I've played at 1920x1080. It's a pretty decent run-down of what to expect, more-or-less. Needless to say, 570 -> 580 yields no real benefit. 570 -> 7970 would be a better idea. Otherwise, 570 -> 2x 570.
    
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why not buy a 7970?
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EVGA Classified has a 14" fan so it's bigger than reference ones. 14+3 phase PWM's and built for over clocking. 1000Mhz Core without voltage bump. Handles voltage increase better than the Zotac. They're selling on Newegg for $549, great deal. Just my preference.

EVGA warranty and customer support to top it off with a cherry. smile.gif
     
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Your 570 is going to be so close to running nearly every game at max settings @ 1080p, that I'd wait for the Kepler GTX 580 replacement to be released before even thinking of upgrading.
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post #18 of 18
I recommend the EVGA GTX580 ULTRA CLASSIFIED. It is a dual bios card, and you can overclock the crap out of it. See the results below. Let me mention that this card is also running on air only.

http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2750744
     
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