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post #11 of 24
Play any Blizzard games?
Go with the 570
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post #12 of 24
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And your justification for that is??

WoW run's perfectly fine on my current 5770.
post #13 of 24
GTX570.
and don't waste $1000 on 3 monitors.
get a 3D Projector!
    
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Hey all,

Well, i've decided on either a GTX570 or a 6970. Both are in the £300 range. Both are epic.

GTX470 Pro's
  • Physx do you need this
  • 3d Surround have you got an audio sysytem to take advantage of it
  • Great Overclocker both have the same clock % potential,the 570 just gets a bit warmer when clocked the same %
  • Folding Capabilities do you fold?
  • Better AA performance do you want total max AA

GTX470 Cons
  • Heat both scale on temps near the same
  • Power consuption not a huge problem
  • Nview requires two cards you planning on getting more monitors

ATI 6970 Pro's
  • Running Temps but if you have decent cooling either card will be fine the small temp difference is marginal when performance potential is factored in
  • Power consuption not much difference it you can afford to fold you can waver the power consupmtion difference
  • Eyefinity on a single card no viable 3D yet
  • Good AA not as good as nvidia
  • Better Tesselation than the 5k series

ATI 6970 Cons
  • No Physx without Nvidia card easily fixed with a cheapo card
  • Tesselation isn't as good as nvidia no games need near that much tessellation output
  • Performance is lower in some games is <10% such a huge difference

Someone help, i'm getting this at the end of the month.
other problems might be depreciation,nvidia cards tend to depreciate less then ati cards but depending on how long you want to keep the crads it might hinder sli options but improve crossfire value in future

and the 7xxx will be out before the end of the year

other points to consider
Edited by obsidian86 - 1/23/11 at 2:57am
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post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
GTX570.
and don't waste $1000 on 3 monitors.
get a 3D Projector!
A 3D projector will still have the FOV of a single 16:9 screen.

And a 1000 dollar projector will probably look like crap compared to an LCD screen.
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post #16 of 24
If you get the gtx 570 you can also fold for our OCN F@H Team ^_^
I would go for a 570 over the ati 6x series, Have you considered picking up another 5770 and xfire that until the new 7x cards from ati come out then reconsider what Ati and Nvidia both have on the table.
A 5770 can be brought very cheaply 2nd hand now and could last you along for a good while.
(Personally i don't see the real need for the new 6970's performance is only marginally better than the 5 series)

Good luck with what you do end up choosing tho, It should be exciting for you when it all comes together.
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post #17 of 24
if defenatly are getting 3 screens id go with the 6970. if you are unsure and dont care at all about physx get the 6970. if you want physx and dont care about 3 screens get the 570.
i know it might seem fanboy like seeing i have an amd card but its not.
post #18 of 24
Get the 470 Bro! +1 for raw power.
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post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by rocstar96 View Post
Get the 470 Bro! +1 for raw power.
Wow,

Just from that one line, it's made me make my mind up....

Considering that the GTX470 wasn't A. On the choice list or B. comparable to either mentioned card in terms of power

I think i'll have to go with the GTX570, it's a shame because it's been a really hard choice that i've really enjoyed reading up on and making, also the 6970 is a gorgeous card.... I just don't see triple screen setups coming to me anytime soon. And once I get this dropped under water I think the GTX570 might pull ahead a bit more than the ATI card..

Also, I think the Biggest thing is Physx. I really don't want to have another card just for Physx. When i've watercooled both and put them into my Corsair 800D I want them to look like a work of art. And I think a crappy 8600GT or something in there will just ruin the wow factor i'm going for.

Guys, thanks very much. Next thread. Which GTX570 to get. lol

Comps
post #20 of 24
the 6970 is more stable and less power needed and will let you play at max settings and have great results.

edit: although if you might want 3d gaming then I would go for an nvidia card
Edited by xXwhygodwhyXx - 1/23/11 at 6:22am
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