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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!
570,its just as good as the 580 plus theres no point spending extra on something that performs abit better,so u can save for a new card that comes out this year and the 570 will still be good after the new ones do come out
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Get the 570, you will not be disappoint.

I went from a 6870 to the 570 and I won't be looking back.

Even at 65% fans the 570 is quieter than the 6870 at only 50% fans.

It's amazing what Nvidia has done with the acoustics of the new cards.
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post #33 of 62
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Get the 570, you will not be disappoint.

I went from a 6870 to the 570 and I won't be looking back.

Even at 65% fans the 570 is quieter than the 6870 at only 50% fans.

It's amazing what Nvidia has done with the acoustics of the new cards.
Hmmmm I think this just sold me, I was going to get another 5850 because I didn't thing going to a 570/580 would give me any real performance increase. So was it a big difference that you noticed right away?
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Hmmmm I think this just sold me, I was going to get another 5850 because I didn't thing going to a 570/580 would give me any real performance increase. So was it a big difference that you noticed right away?
Besides being super quiet I saw that games ran much more confidently.

I ran benches with the 6870 at stock and overclocked and in Metro the 6870 was 10 fps lower than the stock 570. Where overclocked the 6870 was still 7 fps slower.

Doesn't seem like a big difference on paper but in games you can tell immediately that the 570 can handle more. Smoke no longer poses as big a problem as with my 6870 and the framerate was overall much more consistent.

Plus it handles tessellation like a boss.
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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.
The performance difference is not enough to really consider one more futureproof than the other.

When a game comes out that the GTX570 can't play, the GTX580 won't be able to play it either.
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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.
The 570 is only faster because it is clocked higher at stock. (732Mhz vs 700Mhz)

This amounts to a 1% performance advantage over the GTX480. (Both overall and at high res)

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeFor...es/perfrel.gif

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Hmmmm I think this just sold me, I was going to get another 5850 because I didn't thing going to a 570/580 would give me any real performance increase. So was it a big difference that you noticed right away?
Also CFX is crap compared to SLI, so if you ever add anoth 5xx card to your system you will be much happier than with CFX.
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Also CFX is crap compared to SLI, so if you ever add anoth 5xx card to your system you will be much happier than with CFX.
Yeah I agree, 9 out of 10 people that talk about CFX says it sucks because of the lame drivers. I think I might end up going with the 580 though.
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Yeah I agree, 9 out of 10 people that talk about CFX says it sucks because of the lame drivers. I think I might end up going with the 580 though.
Either way you will be happy. Both are vast improvements over the 400 series.
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Good advice everyone! But I have another question, I was doing some more research and I read that the GTX 570 has some overheating issues when you are in a dual-monitor/single-card configuration.

Anyone have any experience or news about this? Bogus? or maybe its just something to be expected with the card. Thanks
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