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post #31 of 92
Care to repeat this exercise with the 460/560 when it comes? And if you could add a 480/580 to the comparison, that would be amazing, a 570 vs 480 would be useful to know.

Edit: repped, nice work
Edited by allikat - 12/23/10 at 4:39am
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Great write up Star.
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I have expanded upon my original review by giving it the additional commentary and comparison I typically strive for. Relative performance charts w/my two cents are now posted. (This is a labor of love for my OCN family - I love doin' it!)

If you've already read it, check the second post again!
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8955...l#post11741986
    
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GTX570 vs GTX470 Whats you get for 90$
Much better cooler
Lower noise @ Load
Lower Temps
Higher OC
Increase in performance.
Latest and greatest.
Better driver support since it current GPU.
Higher resale value.

My GTX 470 high 100C @ 100% fan speed to reach 800Mhz Core. Something that GTX 580 would hit if i tried to get 1Ghz. GTX 470 is a great performer but temperatures limit its OC and noise is just unbearable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
GTX570 vs GTX470 Whats you get for 90$
Much better cooler
Lower noise @ Load
Lower Temps
Higher OC
Increase in performance.
Latest and greatest.
Better driver support since it current GPU.
Higher resale value.

My GTX 470 high 100C @ 100% fan speed to reach 800Mhz Core. Something that GTX 580 would hit if i tried to get 1Ghz. GTX 470 is a great performer but temperatures limit its OC and noise is just unbearable.
I am mildly impressed by the reference cooler on the GTX570. It's an upgrade from that of the reference GTX470, for sure, but it still gets hot and it still gets loud, especially when overclocking. In terms of relative overclocking (percentage clock gains) it offers less than that of its predecessor. That said, I personally would NEVER buy a reference GTX465/470/480 unless I planned on installing water-cooling or an aftermarket heatsink. Generally, I hate turbine-style coolers. Sure, they remove heat from the case, but if they dissipate it more efficiently that becomes a non-issue in most scenarios. Radial designs are where it's at

I am looking forward to the non-reference cooling solutions AIB partners will offer for the GTX570, such as Gainward's offering (Found here). The GTX470 model I used for testing is the TwinFrozr II GTX470, which is one of my favorite cooling solutions. It easily tames even GF100. While the release of the GTX570 complicates the decision making process for new buyers, owners of the GTX470 should not despair
    
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post #36 of 92
excellent write up man, i love straight forward/coherent reviews... A+++ for you
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Excellent piece. Now I feel like a choad for ordering my 570 last night.I have my Zalman cooled 470 on ebay for 200$ a fairly large loss for me .I wanted to just grab another 470 ,but ----A. I'm only pushing 750W B. with the Zalman attached,there is no way I can fit a second 470 under my first one.even though my Mobo has 4 x16 PCi slots ,Mid tower w/ top mount PSU will not allow SLI with that Monster cooler!! I have just caught the Graphics card frenzy bug. I am not an ATI guy at all ,But the 6970 for $15 more was very tempting. But too long,and no Physix ,and just seems alien to me!
post #38 of 92
I'm totally upgrading my 8800gts 512mb to a GTX 570. OH YEAH!
post #39 of 92
Very nice write up!!! When the Nvidia 5xx series came out, I was a bit dissapointed because I had just (4 months prior) built a nice watercooling rig with full blocks for my 470s. At that time, I paid $110 per block and $300 per 470, so it's definitely not cost effective to buy the 580 or 570. Your write up made me feel alot better!! Thanks for making me feel like I DID NOT make a dumb move by watercooling my 470s!
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Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. I wanted to get this one done before it lost relevance and I've been busy with pre-Christmas activities, otherwise I would have tested a few more games and fleshed it out a bit more. Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have... I may or may not have an answer

Also, if I'm working by the time the GTX560 rolls out, I may pick one up for comparison
    
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