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There's a switch on the back? Now someone tells me
Yea, theres a couple switches actually.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...ghtning/4.html

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post #872 of 926
Is there any point in looking at water cooling 470s etc anymore? (Considering the other cards)?
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post #873 of 926
I would think so, 470s have the highest OC potential. On water you should easily reach a 50% OC (900MHz) on the core and maybe a ~25% on the memory (4000MHz). Since Fermis benefit greatly from overclocking you'd get 35-40% more performance without upgrading.
post #874 of 926
Definitely. Besides the above you get a much quieter gaming experience. Even if you don't overclock water cooling keeps your temperatures much lower which should help your cards last longer if you don't like to upgrade often.
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post #875 of 926
I mean it just seems like for the cost of water cooling you could upgrade to the 500x series... and the resale would be easier (I imagine it is a bigger loss to try to sell a previous gen card with a water block on it...)
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post #876 of 926
Universal waterblock is the way to go if you're concerned with price/performance.
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post #877 of 926
A watercooled 470 is way better than a 570 on air imo, that's unless you want to upgrade to the 580 which would probably cost more than the watercooling solution.
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I disagree with that thoroughly.

GTX 470 subzero (-40°C): 985/1075: 23692 GPU score
GTX 570 on cold air (60°C): 960/1200: 27894 GPU score

That's almost an 18% improvement at temperatures 100°C warmer.
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post #879 of 926
I meant a stock 570, ofc you'll get better performance at similar clocks, 480 vs 448 cuda cores.

Oh and Vantage is a biased towards the 5xx series, it's been so from the beginning. Check 570 vs 480 scores for example, there's a 10% difference if I'm not mistaken.
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It's not biased towards the 500 series... it's biased towards a better card. The 570 beats the 480 in almost everything, in addition to clocking higher. It's much more efficient.
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