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ATI has crap drivers to offer, and the performance that they give you is nothing worth mentioning for the cost. NVIDIA has good drivers, PHYSX support, and the 570 is a better performer. I'm not saying ATI is crap, they are very good but in your situation I'd go with the 570
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Go with either one, its up to your preference at this moment actually. w/e card you like better.
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
ATI has crap drivers to offer, and the performance that they give you is nothing worth mentioning for the cost. NVIDIA has good drivers, PHYSX support, and the 570 is a better performer. I'm not saying ATI is crap, they are very good but in your situation I'd go with the 570
Guys stop bashing the other side, it's not necessary.

The 570 and the 6970 trade blows in the benches, so the no brainer decision is Nvidia because it's cheaper and you get PhysX which 98% of the time means nothing but in some games might actually help.
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We're onto page 11, and nothing's really changed from these posts on page 1 and page 3:
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6970 is 11% faster at 2560x1600 with AA enabled however at 1920x1200 and lower the 570 is more or less equal or faster. So if you have the 30" monitor then the 6970 is the better choice however the 570 is better everywhere else.
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my resolution is low. my computer is already loud because i like it that way. the 2 cards i'm looking at are the same price.

i'm worried about power consumption and performance.
my psu is only 500W :|
Unless the OP has updated anything about his PSU, that would rule out the 570 for me. It's just not worth the added risk of killing your hardware for a slight gain. It's still tight running a 6970 on a 500W psu, depends on the qulaity of the psu and what else it's powering.

In fact, checking the power consumption of these cards, and baring in mind your relatively low resolution, you may be better getting the 6950. It's not much slower than the 6970 (you'll struggle to notcie at your res with current games), it costs a good chunk less, and uses about 40W less at load.

If you've overclocked your i7, or you might (and why not), all the more reason to go for the 6950 and be safe with your PSU.
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Guys stop bashing the other side, it's not necessary.

The 570 and the 6970 trade blows in the benches, so the no brainer decision is Nvidia because it's cheaper and you get PhysX which 98% of the time means nothing but in some games might actually help.
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Perusing reviews on the net, I`ve come to the conclusion its 6 of one, half dozen of the other. Get whatever floats your boat. You won`t regret either.

Personally, I cant stand Nvidias business practices, or their CEO as a human being, so its ATI this time.

Ask questions like this on the internet and the Nvidia shills will show up en masse. I`ve never seen this many ATI guys respond to a thread on the Nvidia side. Really kind of annoying. But I guess they have to earn a living too.
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I think the 6970 2gb is the better choice overall. You get more 2GB vram vs the 1.2 that the 570 has. This is a clear advantage especially if you plan to crossfire 6970s down the road, which does in fact defeat gtx 580 sli in numerous benches.

Also the 6970 drivers are fubar. The fact that the card is performing better than it's predecessors at higher resolutions indicates that this is a driver issue and nothing more. Once drivers are streamlined, the 6970 may take the single gpu crown.

Either way if I bought a card today, I'd go with the 6970. Even if drivers doesn't improve performance dramatically, it's still $160 cheaper than a 580, so it's not like you are taking a gamble. I sense a 6990 on the horizon with more stream processors however. The 6970 was actually gimped due to an issue with the manafacturing process.
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Unless you are gaming at more than 1920x1200 (and 99% of us are not) there is no advantage to more than the 570's 1.2gb of ram.

I doubt drivers are going to make a card 20% stronger, the gtx580 is quite a bit better from what I've seen.
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This thread has confused my own purchasing decision. I was pretty set on a 6970 due to recently upgrading my monitor (2560x1440 res now) but it seems it's not that clear as various other posters have pointed out and the 570 is now definitely on my list.

I guess two key considerations here are 1. How much more performance can AMD deliver through driver optimisations and 2. How much will each card overclock.

Just reading/surfing varios sources seem to indicate the 570 as the better overclocker. Really confused now ! Darn it !
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At that resolution I'd probably poney up the dough for a gtx580 actually.
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