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Hey overclockers I am currently using an EVGA GTX 470, and I am looking to upgrade. I would either like to find another gtx 470 for sale on the forums or sell mine and buy a new gtx 570. But my question is, what will give me better overall performance. I run all games at 1080p, and I think that if I sell mine or buy another 470 I will be paying about the same price. It should be about 150-180 either way. A 570 should perform about 15-20% better than a 470. But with SLI nowadays ive heard that u get about 80% efficency out of the second card, soo dual card's in theory should be about 40%-50% faster than going with one single gtx 570.

On another note Ive read that the 570 is better for higher resolutions past 1080p but I do not plan on going past 1080p for some time. I just want the maximum performance at 1080p, max aa and setting on everything I can play.
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A 570 is enough to max anything, but DX11 games out. And so you can sell the 470, buy a 570 and upgrade to 570sli in 6 months.
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I think either choice would be a good choice if you were looking for an upgrade, but I think that you would get more performance with a second 470 in SLI then a single 570. Upgrading to a 570 from a 470 may be more of a sidegrade then an upgrade.
    
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Ok, a rough comparison of performance:
GTX560=GTX470
GTX570=GTX480

This is very rough, usually the 5x0 is fractionally slower then the 4x0 I've equated it with, mainly due to less memory and lower memory bandwidth, but it's pretty close to true.
Your upgrade choice is really, SLi the 470s, buy a 560 (and plan on SLi with those), or buy a 570 now and SLi it later.
You can find some pretty epic deals on the 470 now they're end of line, so that's definitely the quickest and cheapest option.

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I think either choice would be a good choice if you were looking for an upgrade, but I think that you would get more performance with a second 470 in SLI then a single 570. Upgrading to a 570 from a 470 may be more of a sidegrade then an upgrade.
Upgrading from a 470 to a 570 is certainly not even near anything to a sidegrade, a 15% performance increase cannot be considered a sidegrade.

That being said, SLI 470s will certainly give you better performance than a single 570, but then again that performance isn't as good in DX11 and as I said before, DX11 is the only reason to have anything more than a single 570(maybe even 560).
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Upgrading from a 470 to a 570 is certainly not even near anything to a sidegrade, a 15% performance increase cannot be considered a sidegrade.

That being said, SLI 470s will certainly give you better performance than a single 570, but then again that performance isn't as good in DX11 and as I said before, DX11 is the only reason to have anything more than a single 570(maybe even 560).
What did they change with the 500 series that makes the dx11 usage that much better? The 400 series uses dx11 and I was only informed that the 500 series just improves on what is already there.
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Upgrading from a 470 to a 570 is certainly not even near anything to a sidegrade, a 15% performance increase cannot be considered a sidegrade.

That being said, SLI 470s will certainly give you better performance than a single 570, but then again that performance isn't as good in DX11 and as I said before, DX11 is the only reason to have anything more than a single 570(maybe even 560).
Exactly. 15% is more than nothing.

Get the single 570 now. It'll give your ears a break from the loudness of the 470 and it makes for some kick a** SLI scaling down the road.

My 570 is so quiet at load it's not even a comparison to how loud and obnoxious my old 6870 was. Just set the fan profile for 1*c per 1% fan after 40 degrees and even with an overclock you won't see much past 65*c and it will still be quiet.
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What did they change with the 500 series that makes the dx11 usage that much better? The 400 series uses dx11 and I was only informed that the 500 series just improves on what is already there.
Probably a more efficient core design and a few more CUDA cores. Also uses less power, makes less heat, and puts out less noise. It's an all around win.
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Probably a more efficient core design and a few more CUDA cores. Also uses less power, makes less heat, and puts out less noise. It's an all around win.
570 performs about the same as 480 in DX11 for the reasons quoted above.
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Remember the 570 will overclock way higher than any 4XX card, and it has better cooling. I'd get the 570s because you will get at least 900 core on both.
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