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I would go with a gtx 770 over 570sli. bf3 is the most graphically demanding game I have been playing I can compare these cards with but having had a 900mhz gtx 570 I can compare numbers with the 670 (1230mhz) and 770 (1241mhz) which were all run on my current system. The 570 alone is probably 60% of the performance of the 770 and we know sli drivers dont scale 100% While some scale perhaps 80% best case scenario, I dont think fermi ever had that kind of sli performance unless new drivers did something with it. I know with the 2gb cards on bf3 Im usually using 1.3-1.4gb of ram if I remember correct, think the 570 used 1.2gb

On bf3 with my 570 on 1080, ultra with msaa off and blur off usually averaged in the 70fps range with mins in the 40's. The same setting on the gtx 770 at 1241mhz has averaged in the 115-120fps range depending on map, mins i dont think are ever below 68fps and have fraps logs for many maps. PLUS you can sli later on down the road if you need too.

With current prices a 670 is a waist, most people want too much for them used unless you find a good deal. The 770 is a tuned 680 at the price of a 670.

I personally dont have experience with the 7970 but that is another card to consider which is priced the same as the 770. Seems like they trade blows so if you play a game the 7970 has a clear advantage on, that may be your card. I just wish there were still nice 7970's on the market because I wouldnt have minded trying one over the 770 since I already had a 670.
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^I'm not sure that a 770 is a good investment as an upgrade for someone who ,like OP, already has the 570 SLI. I think he'd have to buy a 780 or SLI 660tis or something to see a substantial improvement, at which point he is spending some significant cash.
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post #13 of 24
The more I read this thread and take in all of the content, I am thinking at 1080p I will be better off sticking with my 570s in SLI. My CPU is water cooled and the case has plenty of fans and ventilation so I don't care much about the heat from the GPUs.
post #14 of 24
I do agree if he wants mind blowing improvement he will need to spend a pretty penny. I'm limited to say since I don't have 1440p and I have to take into account that the 570 was using drivers from around the time the 670 launched as well so not sure how much the 570 improved on drivers alone.

It will take doing some work but he might be able to find 570sli vs 680 online from some review site when they show their charts for a game. Then also factor the 770 is faster than a 680. Man some high 1350mhz 770s are knocking on the door of stock 780s though.
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I think the only thing out right now that I could see myself upgrading to is a 780. Anything less than a 780 (or ~equally as expensive multi card set up) and I really wouldn't expect much of a noticeable difference in game play. At 1080 I'm not making any concessions on the settings I'm using on the games I happen to play anyway. I'll save the ~$750 and see what AMD comes up with at the end of the year, or even wait until the 20nm cards come out. Outside of an enthusiasts forum like OCN, I think that a pair of 570s is still considered to be pretty respectable.
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570s were/are solid cards, I loved mine! Its just crazy how a 660 can run with the 570, Kepler brought some improvements to gaming. I miss the non boost overclocking though
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Hmm, I am mostly worried about the VRAM issue. Is playing BF3, Arkham city and ARMA 2 destroying my PC now, no. But I would like to get into Crysis 3, GTA with mods. But what I was thinking was getting a new GPU now, and Christmas time using a bonus to SLI.
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what is your budget?
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400 at most. Maybe 20 over if it's worth it.
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If you can find a pair of GTX 670's for a good price that would be perfect for 1440p.
 
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