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GTX 570 or 15% off a 6970?

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My buddy works at AMD, they get discounts and he said he can grab me a 6970 for $315

Should I spend an extra $35 on a 570 or go with the 6970?

I have a 1920x1200 24"
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post #2 of 18
Get the 6970. For $315, that's a great deal.
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post #3 of 18
I think I'd go for 6970 in this situation.
post #4 of 18
id spend extra $35 for the 570, I read they are faster plus miles better folders if your into that.
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6970 110%.
    
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post #6 of 18
hmm 570 > 6970, but $315 for a 6970 is hard to pass up lol
post #7 of 18
Keep in mind that while the 6970 and 570 perform roughly the same at your resolution, that the 6970 will be better if you ever want to go eyefinity or 2560 x 1600. However, the 570 will overclock better and once overclocked will hands down beat the 6970. Plus, the 570 has physx and better folding abilities.

From what I said, you can decide for yourself.
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post #8 of 18
HD 6970 all the way.
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post #9 of 18
I'd get a 570 unless you're going eyefinity, I really like GF110.

There's no right or wrong answer to the question though, they're both similar cards for a similar price.
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post #10 of 18
All the above posts are well said.
There is 1 other factor that needs to be considered: Due to limitation of your 32-bit OS, your 4GB system ram is already not fully utilized, perhaps about 3.25GB? And, if HD6970 is used, its 2GB Vram (vs 1.3GB of GTX570) might acquire enough system memory address that you will have less system RAM to use. This might or might not affect you but I reckon this is worth to look into a little further.

If this factor is not a problem to you, I suggest the 6970.
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