Originally Posted by TwoCables
I'd say no to the 480 because the GTX 570 is more powerful.
However, the E5530 will be a bottleneck for all 3 of these video cards. Still, I think you would notice a difference between the 480 and the 570. Plus, if you were to upgrade to either Sandy or Ivy Bridge, then you'll be glad that you went with the 570.
However, I have a feeling that some people will recommend that wait for the GTX 660 Ti.
I got E5530 at 2.993Ghz right now and could get it to 3.5, will it still bottleneck?
Originally Posted by victorzamora
Waiting for a 660Ti is what I'd recommend. Either that, or going RED. If you're looking to upgrade, you had might as well get the newest-gen (normally). In this case, something like a 7870 would work really well. I don't know what you have against AMD/ATI....but I'd take a 7850 over a GTX570 right now. I don't hate nVidia (just sold a GTX470 and considered a GTX670)....but at that price point AMD is the leader right now. The 6xx and 7xxx series GPU's are great for their perf/power or perf/heat numbers.
I had two 5830s and 6950 before I put those in mining rig and something always would go wrong or annoy me. As soon as I put GTX 275 in, I got a much better experience overall, just no problems at all, unlike with ATI. 660Ti would be nice, but it is out of my budget. I have not bought a new GPU sense 2007, I usually prefer to get older gen hardware to save some.
I was thinking about sandy bridge, but its just too expensive.