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Good evenin' Overclock.net,

For my next card, I was thinking 100% Nvidia (as opposed to the ATI card I currently have) so I want your opinion. I want Nvidia because frankly my ATI has been pissing me off lately (albeit a very good card when I do get it all set-up). Also, I want to make use of the 3D vision capabilities of my LG W2363D monitor.

Now, I wanted something that is a bit "future-proof" for all of the upcoming games that will be coming out (Deus Ex, Crysis 2, Portal 2, Dead-space 2, etc) even though my card probably would have still been fine for most of them. And I dont think there are many cards that are a step-up from what I have, so that eliminates alot of cards as well.

Basically, (I think it comes down to) should I get the GTX 570 video card or is it worth it to get the GTX 580? Or is there some reason I should wait? (Also in the future I intend on using whichever one I get in SLI)

Thanks in advance!
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If you have the money get the 580, although the 570 will play pretty much any game maxed out as well. The 580 is kinda overkill atm but will be more future proof.
    
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Good evenin' Overclock.net,

For my next card, I was thinking 100% Nvidia (as opposed to the ATI card I currently have) so I want your opinion. I want Nvidia because frankly my ATI has been pissing me off lately (albeit a very good card when I do get it all set-up). Also, I want to make use of the 3D vision capabilities of my LG W2363D monitor.

Now, I wanted something that is a bit "future-proof" for all of the upcoming games that will be coming out (Deus Ex, Crysis 2, Portal 2, Dead-space 2, etc) even though my card probably would have still been fine for most of them. And I dont think there are many cards that are a step-up from what I have, so that eliminates alot of cards as well.

Basically, (I think it comes down to) should I get the GTX 570 video card or is it worth it to get the GTX 580? Or is there some reason I should wait? (Also in the future I intend on using whichever one I get in SLI)

Thanks in advance!
SLI was the main reason i switch to Nvidia ,5870 is very good card but ATI/AMD card are pain on the s when comes to multiple GPU conf.
if 3D vision/SLI is on your mind..sell what you have right now and move on to the top single GPU (580).you won't regret
    
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I just bought the 570 myself so am interested to hear any opinions on this matter as well. For me it came down to while the 580 is the better card the 570 still is pretty kick a$$ and for the $350 price point was a good deal imo when considering it is on par and in many ways better than the 480 and is cheaper.
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i say go with the GTX570 and get another when they drop in price. thats what i did with the GTX470 and i just gt SLI and i love it.
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Yeah, that makes sense also. The 580 is single handedly the most powerful single GPU at the moment, but its so damn expensive. I think that is a good plan. Get a 570 and then when it drops a bit in price get another one.

So the 570 is near equivalent to the 580? What makes the 580 better is what im asking? Cause if its worth it, i'd save for the 580.
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So the 570 is near equivalent to the 580? What makes the 580 better is what im asking? Cause if its worth it, i'd save for the 580.
You can overclock a 570 to perform at near-580 stock speeds. An example of this can be found in my signature. While it won't perform quite as good, it sure is pretty damn close, and for half the price.

To answer your question, the GTX 580 has pretty much more of everything. More Stream processors, tesselation units, more VRAM (memory), a higher bandwidth....the list goes on. You can find a detailed comparison table here.

Most of the above won't matter to the average gamer, those statistics come into play when folding and gaming at resolutions of 1920x1200 above. There is an FPS increase, however at your resolution every game will be playable at maximum settings anyway. With my overclocked GTX 570, I'm running BFBC2 at between 70-90 FPS with everything on full & 16xQ AA and it's as smooth as a baby's bottom.

The GTX 570 will be the perfect solution, and you can buy two of them for a little more than a GTX 580. The wise choice would be to get a GTX 570 for now and SLi them later if you want to. That's what I did (and intend to do) and I don't regret it one bit.
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If you have the money get the 580, although the 570 will play pretty much any game maxed out as well. The 580 is kinda overkill atm but will be more future proof.
Every game that can be maxed out with 580, can be max out with 570. Metro, crysis, etc will lag on both.
No futureproof at all.
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You're suggestion of getting one GTX 570 card now, and one later is very very tempting, especially because I will be able to use the 3D vision capabilities with one card, and when I feel the need for more "firepower" I can add another and still be solid. And its still a very very good card

The only thing is when I want to add more than one monitor I wont be able to do that with a single Nvidia card, but I don't think ill have to worry about that for a while anyways.

EDIT - Also, any suggestion for brand of video card? Gigabite, EVGA, PNY, MSI, etc?
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You're suggestion of getting one GTX 570 card now, and one later is very very tempting, especially because I will be able to use the 3D vision capabilities with one card, and when I feel the need for more "firepower" I can add another and still be solid. And its still a very very good card

The only thing is when I want to add more than one monitor I wont be able to do that with a single Nvidia card, but I don't think ill have to worry about that for a while anyways.
You will not regret buying a GTX 570 and leaving room for another later. It's the smart choice to make unless you have plenty of money to burn on a 580. At your resolution, a GTX 570 will be more than plentiful.

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EDIT - Also, any suggestion for brand of video card? Gigabite, EVGA, PNY, etc?
I went with KFA² simply because they have good a good UK warranty. It's the old branch of Galaxy (BFG in the UK) and they always have made good cards.

However, I would have bought the EVGA card at the time if I'd had the cash to. From what I've seen, the EVGA cards tend to like to overclock more with less voltage than other cards. To reach my clocks I had to put it right up to 1.1V (the maximum for now) whereas I've seen EVGA cards do 900 MHz on the core clock with 1.050V. It's not a big deal, though, with Rivatuner I keep my temperatures 70C and below and the fan's not even audible.

Furthermore, don't forget that EVGA offer a step-up program. You could buy a GTX 570, and a month down the line if you decide you want a 580 instead, pay the difference and you'll have a sparkling new GTX 580 delivered to your door.

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If you can find a GTX 480 get that. All the problems ive heard are non-existent. Amazing card.
Yeah, except the GTX 570 is faster, quieter, cooler and uses less power. The GTX 480 still is an amazing card, I agree, but GF110 is what GF100 should've been.
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