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Alright, I might be considering getting a GTX 570, as long as I can max out games such as metro 2033, crysis warhead and gta iv all at max settings at 2560x1440. I have been deep in thought about whether I should get the 570 or the 6970. I know that the 570's performance is better in most cases than the 6970, and as you all know I've been concerned about Vram at such a high res.

So the moral of the story is:

Better performance and 1.3GB or less performance and 2GB of vram?
Will I not have enough memory at max with the games I mentioned at my res?

6970's aren't very OC'able either i've heard..

Decisions decisions... :/
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I'll go with the 570, less headache.

I've been playing games on my U2711 with a GTX 470 and 480 with no issues.
Better OC than AMD. The 570 OC'd will exceed a GTX 580.
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive;11711275 
I'll go with the 570, less headache.

I've been playing games on my U2711 with a GTX 470 and 480 with no issues.
Better OC than AMD. The 570 OC'd will exceed a GTX 580.

If only the reference design incorporated 1.5 or 2GB of ram.. I'd snatch it in a heartbeat..
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Don't let the smaller ram size influence your decision. AMD needed the larger ram capacity to compete with the Nvidia cards, without it performance would have been lower in high rez gaming also. That why their results are up and down, some games take advantage of the extra ram and others don't. Switching from one AMD driver to another gets old. I know it looks tempting but I've been down that road many times and I rather have my games work than wait for Hotfix after Hotfix.

You can buy an EVGA GTX 570 then step up to a GTX 580 if or when the price drops. You'll have your 1.5GB.
That's what I'm waiting for, a price drop or a dual card.

I haven't reinstalled or needed to download a new Nvidia driver in about two months.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 12/19/10 at 11:33pm
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive;11711318 
Don't let the smaller ram size influence your decision. AMD needed the larger ram capacity to compete with the Nvidia cards, without it performance would have been lower in high rez gaming also. That why their results are up and down, some games take advantage of the extra ram and others don't. Switching from one AMD driver to another gets old. I know it looks tempting but I've been down that road many times and I rather have my games work than wait for Hotfix after Hotfix.

You can buy an EVGA GTX 570 then step up to a GTX 580 if or when the price drops. You'll have your 1.5GB.
That's what I'm waiting for, a price drop or a dual card.

I haven't reinstalled or needed to download a new Nvidia driver in about two months.

Very good point. I think I am just going to sleep on it for awhile, and I will probably wind up with a gtx 570 sli in the future even. cool.gif

Thanks for your input!
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Very good point. I think I am just going to sleep on it for awhile, and I will probably wind up with a gtx 570 sli in the future even. cool.gif

Thanks for your input!

If your prolly gonna sli go with the 570, if not the 6970.

Your resolution is the point where the 6970 does usually out-pace the 570 in single gpu mode.
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I really don't think a 570 will do it maxed out without some major lag. At 1920x1200 I'm getting 15-25fps in metro 2033 maxed out. The 570 is pretty close to the 480, maybe a bit less. Since 2560x1440 has about 78% more pixels than 1920x1200, you'll be looking at about 12-20fps. Pretty laggy. You probably need sli'd 480s/580s to get a nice 40-50fps.
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I'm hoping that the promised driver improvements will materialize, I have pulled the trigger on a 6970. I game at 2560x1600 and I've seen the massive performance hit that a limited frame buffer introduces, so for me it seemed like the right choice.
Honestly though while people talk about this one being faster than that one when you compare the numbers they are all pretty darn close in performance.
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May AMD drivers guide you to better video game experiences.
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard;11711521 
I really don't think a 570 will do it maxed out without some major lag. At 1920x1200 I'm getting 15-25fps in metro 2033 maxed out. The 570 is pretty close to the 470, maybe a bit less. Since 2560x1600 has about 78% more pixels than 1920x1200, you'll be looking at about 12-20fps. Pretty laggy. You probably need sli'd 480s/580s to get a nice 40-50fps.

The 570 matches the 480 in performance which is 20% faster than a 470. It also matches the 6970 when games aren't dependent on extra vram. Metro 2033 isn't a benchmark for all games and is the most demanding DX11 on the market.
At 2560x1440 it's a must to OC the cards, which will give him 30fps+ in Metro maxed and 40-50fps on high. I can't tell the difference between the two settings with such a high rez.
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