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Which is a better card, I can get the 570 for £100 and the 7850 for £145 :|... dont know which to choose as they both good prices
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I am in a VERY similar position, fellow private OCN member is selling a 570 for £100, but my ideal car was the 7870, I am going o pick the 570 for much better price/performance, but the 7850 is more or less the same but uses much less power
     
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My only beef with the 570 is the limited VRAM.
 
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My only beef with the 570 is the limited VRAM.
this...
and @ 1080p you can only get by..
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I hate when people say blah blah and dont mention this...

IT DEPENDS ON THE GAME!

If you play CPU intensive games, then not as much vRam might not limit you, but in other games it will. What if you want to play Tetris @ 1920*1080, I am 150% sure you wont run out of vRam then. If you hav a graphic intensive game however, it will be bottleneck by the vRam, but some of this can be eliminated by OCing your card
     
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1.25GB is enough for 1080p. I rarely see games use more, and even when they do they only use more because they can, not because they must.

580 is somewhat faster then 7870 which is a tad bit faster then 660. I would say 570 is a tad bit slower then 660 and faster then 7850, altho 7850 can be OC'd very well. So the answer to OP's question, 570 is a much better deal. I was in the same situation choosing between 7870 and 580 with 580 3GB being much much cheaper, so it was no brainier to me.
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I hate when people say blah blah and dont mention this...

IT DEPENDS ON THE GAME!

If you play CPU intensive games, then not as much vRam might not limit you, but in other games it will. What if you want to play Tetris @ 1920*1080, I am 150% sure you wont run out of vRam then. If you hav a graphic intensive game however, it will be bottleneck by the vRam, but some of this can be eliminated by OCing your card

Sure, but if I am asked a generalized question I am going to give a generalized answer. And if you're going after a 570/7850 chances are you're going to want to play some moderately graphically demanding games.

1.25GB isn't a terrible amount, but honestly 1.5GB is the least I'd personally want to go.
 
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Thanks everyone for posting, I play a ton of games and there they are very GPU demanding. Crysis 3, BF3, Bioshock ( checking a review site and says it need a good amount of VRAM to have max settings ) . I guess I should go for the 7850 2GB as the 570 is only 1GB ( I did really want a Geforce card for CUDA ) but I guess it solved


Thanks and rep to all smile.gif
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Bioshock Infinite needs VRAM? Hovers around 900MB for me, textures on ultra ofc.

570 has 1.25GB btw wink.gif
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well it depends on the game you play, my gtx 670 reaches 1.9GB on Tomb raider with everything maxed out. including Msaa.
without any Msaa it only goes up to 1.3-1.4GB
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