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If you can find a GTX 480 get that. All the problems ive heard are non-existent. Amazing card.
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What problems are you talking about exactly? I would imagine that the newer cards would encounter more problems because thats how any new technology is.

The 480 is probably more "tried and tested" than the 570/580s, but just give it time
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What problems are you talking about exactly? I would imagine that the newer cards would encounter more problems because thats how any new technology is.
It's actually the other way around in this case.
Edited by jNSK - 1/1/11 at 5:55pm
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It's actually the other way around in this case.
haha oh yeah?
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post #15 of 62
For the price, the 570 is better bang for the buck, as you get an average savings of ~$150 compared to buying a single 580. While overclocking may not be guaranteed to be stellar for every card, the fact that a 580 is on average 10-20% better stock for stock (depending on the game) makes the premium hard to swallow unless you are gaming at very high resolutions, and need every last drop of performance.

For what you're looking to do, the 570 will be more than capable. Adding a second one will insure that you won't have to look at Recommended System Requirements for quite a while.
     
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What problems are you talking about exactly? I would imagine that the newer cards would encounter more problems because thats how any new technology is.
Overheating, noise and low GPU usage in some (popular) games. That's it.

Get the 570, it's not as fast as a gtx 480, but it does not have the mentioned 'design flaws'. I will record the noise if i can find my microphone before selling my 480.
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You should get a 570 now... and then one later for SLI config.
The GTX 570 has much higher performance/price ratio than the GTX 580, since the latter is nVIDIA's flagship card.
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post #18 of 62
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So, just to clear things up for myself:

1. Which is faster 570 or 480?
2. Which is better for overclocking?
3. Which is better for SLI?
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Pinkerton...
I had Sapphire 5870 Vapor-X for 8 months. It was a good card, specially veru cool and quiet card. I even had it crossfire, and now having GTX 580 SC, all I can say that this card is absolutely awesome. Some overclocking for it, and it beats my CF setup.

For your question 570 or 480, I would go for 570.
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It's definitely looking like 570 next pay day for sure, still got time to look though
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