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The GTX 580 has FAR superior VRMs to the GTX 570. Reference GTX 570's are very poor overclockers, or at least, they cannot maintain that overclock for long because of poor VRM design. I fear for you 1.1 volt GTX 570 if it's a reference model.... frown.gif

fear all you need to but the 1.1 voltage is completely safe, at least when stressed for 6 hours. i did a LOT of reading and received feedback before i turned it up past 1.038

funny you say the 580 has superior VRMs when the 580 and 570 shares the same PCB and VRM design . . .
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fear all you need to but the 1.1 voltage is completely safe, at least when stressed for 6 hours. i did a LOT of reading and received feedback before i turned it up past 1.038

funny you say the 580 has superior VRMs when the 580 and 570 shares the same PCB and VRM design . . .

You're very wrong. GTX 580 has more VRMs phases and higher quality ones.
Also the default voltage is unlocked at a higher level 1150mV compared to only 1100mV or 1088mV for GTX 570.
The 580 has 6+8 connectors compared to 6+6 for GTX 570 so their PCBs are different.
GTX 570 had a very poor vrm design on its first revision but it seems to be fixed with the newer revision.
I agree with the other guys that GTX 580 has a much better VRM design in terms of quality compared to the GTX 570;
as the 580 was an ultra high-end GPU in its days, unlike the 570 which was a second tier card.
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I would stay away from gtx480 ...its a toster.

Aim for gtx570 or gtx660  :)

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You're very wrong. GTX 580 has more VRMs phases and higher quality ones.
SNIP

first part right, second wrong. the VRMs are the same, just look R125s.

i'll look at the drivers later and would happily post citations of reviews but i need to walk out the door and get to work so my taxes can pay the electric bills at (edit: non private) colleges . .which if its being used for folding thumb.gif
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IKR . .i want an old DX 10 card even though i have a twice as fast 570 with a just as fast 550ti for physX that uses much less power. /sarcasm
IIRC the 580s had problems with their VRMs. i have no problems OCing to 900 @ 1.1volts on my reference 570 but the 480s can reflash the BOIS to get higher volts and clock speeds but gets much hotter. so without a case that provides decent cooling the 570 would be a better choice but if the OP is interested in OCing, the 480 has a higher potential.
fail...
You read the gtx590 has vrm problems I think and argument the gtx590 uses gf110 cores so the vrm's of the gtx580 must have problems it doesn't make any sense.
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Ok guys lets not argue about this on this thread, he's just looking for a suggestion.

after owning a card from the 600 series, I have a really hard time recommending in the 500 series, and an even harder time with the 400 series.

The 660 will run very close to a 580 performance wise, has more memory, runs cooler, uses less power, and is newer technology for less money.
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I definitely recommend going for the newer architecture - 7850 are great overclockers and the 660 is no slouch either - you'll appreciate the lower heat output and dx11
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I also suggest that you get a 600 series NV or 7000 series AMD card, it'll be worth it.
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Ok guys lets not argue about this on this thread, he's just looking for a suggestion.

after owning a card from the 600 series, I have a really hard time recommending in the 500 series, and an even harder time with the 400 series.

The 660 will run very close to a 580 performance wise, has more memory, runs cooler, uses less power, and is newer technology for less money.
true, no sense in "debating" though i do thank those whom are making me re-check my facts.

but i cannot pass up:
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fail...
You read the gtx590 has vrm problems I think and argument the gtx590 uses gf110 cores so the vrm's of the gtx580 must have problems it doesn't make any sense.
lol dude i really am hungry and would like to eat but, i find doing that rather difficult to do ATM with all the words you put in my mouth . . .


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