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6970 or GTX 570 SC

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I can get either one of these cards and i'm trying to figure out which one would work better with my power supply a PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK II 500 WATT. Here is some links for the cards if that will help.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130620

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

I know it says the 6970 is out of stock nevermind that i'm just using the egg for the link to the card.

If you need anymore info about my system its my sig rig i'm replacing my old gtx460 768mb. I plan on selling my GTX 460 or trading it for a better PS after i get the new card. I figured theres someone out there that would wanna trade a decent PS for it. Or i'd sell it for $100 or so.
Edited by klewlis1 - 4/10/12 at 6:16pm
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post #2 of 24
the mad TDP for the gtx 570 is about 30 watts lower than the 6970. though i do think the 6970 is a little better card. it all depends on what you want to use it for.
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post #3 of 24
570 is better as a single card and the 6970 is better as a dual card setup. Since I have the 570SC myself I think it is a giveaway on what I would recommend. Grab the 570 and OC to 900mhz and play at 580 levels.
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post #4 of 24
6970 cause you might need the extra Vram. Also just OC that 6970
post #5 of 24
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I will be using it as a single card setup to game and watch movies via hdmi out to my HD TV. Just wanna make sure my power supply will handle it till i can get another which will prolly take a few weeks. Oops, i forgot i will also be folding on it when im not gaming.
Edited by klewlis1 - 4/10/12 at 6:28pm
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post #6 of 24
Def. go with green ! U can even consider 560TI 448Core as another option ! and 500W is enough for one card !
post #7 of 24
HD 6970. You will need the extra vRAM.
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post #8 of 24
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I will be using it as a single card setup to game and watch movies via hdmi out to my HD TV. Just wanna make sure my power supply will handle it till i can get another which will prolly take a few weeks. Oops, i forgot i will also be folding on it when im not gaming.

It won't matter which one you get for your PSU. You could get either one and OC them to your hearts desire and not have a problem.
post #9 of 24
GTX 570. The End. thumb.gif
post #10 of 24
You should get this 560 Ti 448 core, save some money and OC it. $270, $240 w/ MIR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130758
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