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Hello All,

Currently I am running a Gigabyte 7850 OC Windforce.

I am thinking of going green but not sure which.

I am thinking of SLI.

I can buy 2 GTX 570's @ £210 each.
or
I can buy 2 GTX 670 FTW @ £280 each.

Is it worth the extra £140 to get 2 GTX 670 FTWs?

or are the 570's better due to their unlocked voltage and therefore presumably better overclocking capabilities?

Thanks,
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What monitor resolution are you going to play in?
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The 670 is significantly faster than the 570 while using much less power, even without software voltage control.
 
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I currently have a 22" 1920 x 1080 via DVI

and a 32" via HDMI
post #5 of 26
The GTX 670 will beat the GTX 570 any day of the week the GTX 570 is only worth it if you can find it really cheap somewhere and for 1080P a single GTX 670 sould be able to play almost anything maxed out except maybe Metro 2033 and Sleeping Dogs maxed out
What games do you play or planing to buy/play?
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post #6 of 26
There is no competition. The GTX 670 will easily destroy a GTX 570 even if it is a good overclocker. not to mention the 1280 MB VRAM with the GTX 570 is going to limit you with some games.
GTX 670 can be about 45-50% faster than GTX 570 especially in some DX11 games. The driver support with GTX 670 is better too since it is a newer GPU and will get optimizations for newer games, the same can't be said about the GTX 570.
I think the GTX 670 setup easily worth the little extra premium.
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post #7 of 26
I got two GTX 570's, right meow they can play anything on 1080P. To overclock them individually I can go from stock 732 to around 930 with a cooler mod I did GTX 470 & 570 Closed Loop Cooling Mod

I would suggest going with two 670 because you get lower power consumption (my problem with overclocking them is my psu is too small) and they already preform so much better that you can get much better performance out of them when overclocking.
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For future games it might be a good idea to buy a 4 GB GTX 670 that way you have more then enough VRAM for games
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I currently play Farcry 3 and World of Warcraft mainly.

But will also be playing stuff such as BF3, Civilization 5 and the Crysis(s).
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I currently play Farcry 3 and World of Warcraft mainly.
But will also be playing stuff such as BF3, Civilization 5 and the Crysis(s).
Then i say you sould buy a 4 GB GTX 670 card yes it might be a little overkill but some games can eat VRAM like breakfast
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