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post #11 of 50
Well between the $500 GTX 580 and the $350 GTX 570 there's no doubt which one is a better deal if u're an overclocker. Yes you can OC the GTX 580 but you'll need much better cooling (extra $$$) and you don't get the satisfaction of saving $150

From a GTX 285 however I'd say it's not a really good deal...There's not that much performance increase, especially if you apply high levels of AA. You still won't be able to play Metro 2033 in DX 11 without SLI and 90% of the titles released annually run maxed out on much older hardware.
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Good call, the 570 makes more sense, all things considered in your situation. 580 is priced a bit extravagantly for what you get, IMHO ...
    
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I bought a new pc a month ago, wanted the best i could afford, could have stuck out a few hundred more for the 580, but picked the gtx 480 galaxy edition, overclocked it to the following specs


galaxy gtx 480

Idle - 40 celcius

Load - 75 celcius

@

1.138v . 875mhz Core clock . 1750mhz shader clock

2405hz Memory clock



gtx580 specs


772 MHz core clock
Shader clock -1544 MHz
memory clock - 2004


If your looking at a upgrade but the 580 is to much for you, Overclock a gtx480, and get nicer specs than a stock 580.

Yes you can O/C a 580 to eat a 480 but do YOU need those extra mhz?
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Gtx 570 ftw
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post #15 of 50
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Originally Posted by wick001 View Post
The GTX570 when OC'd performs better than the GTX580.

Get the GTX570 and later SLI them.
this. good idea. i heard there is some problems/some games do not support SLI though.

but the 570 is what im planning.

although i heard rumors that nvidia wants to catch up with ATI in the numbering scheme. so maybe there wil be a 6XX series in the VERY near future...

anyone else remember those theories? haha
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post #16 of 50
You do realize he said his motherboard only supports PCI-E 1.0

TBH, get a better motherboard and CPU before you think about upgrading the GPU
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I just noticed that the GTX 580 needs one 8-pin & one 6-pin connector. My PSU has two 6-pin connectors. Will it still work?

Anyway, after reading a few reviews, I'll probably get the GTX 570 since it's much cheaper and doesn't need an 8-pin connector.

I can still play about 90% of games comfortably with my GTX 285, but I usually have to turn off things like ambient occlusion and AA or use only low AA like 2x or 4x. I'm getting a new card cause I wanna be able to crank it all up.
Check out the GTX 470. For the price it simply can not be beat.
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Quote:
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You do realize he said his motherboard only supports PCI-E 1.0

TBH, get a better motherboard and CPU before you think about upgrading the GPU
It's been proven many times that PCI-E 1.0 is more than fine. It's about a 3 percent hit in performance from PCI-E 2.0.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...caling/24.html
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$500? I don't think so, I refuse to spend more than $300 on ANY graphics card.

It is a crazy fast card, in my opinion it is not $500 fast though.
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post #20 of 50
Your 285 is still owning games, wait for nvidias next chip kepler which will slaughter a 580.
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