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Is the 570 really that much of an upgrade from the 4870 X2?

Worth an extra $300???
    
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I have been lurking the ati forums for years (even before randomly registering to pm some people, lol) so therefore I felt it proper to say goodbye.

And thanks for all the positive reinforcement. In some ways I wanted people to say I made a bad decision, haha. But all in all I know it boils down to cost/performance ratio right now, as the mid to high range cards are so similar right now in performance.
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Is the 570 really that much of an upgrade from the 4870 X2?

Worth an extra $300???
I am selling the 4870X2 to a friend for $150. . . so for a $150 investment, I'd say it's a helluva good upgrade New technology, dx11 support, physX, etc.
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I got the same card too man! Can't wait it'll be here tomorrow.
It's TURBO TIME!
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asus (and MSI) warranty goes by serial #, so it doesnt matter how long newegg warranties it
you're right, but it's still only 90 day manufacturer warranty for ASUS open box products. Before I bought my mobo, I considered getting it open box from newegg, but I decided against it because of the short warranty. I bought a used one with almost full 3-yr warranty instead for less money
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open box with ASUS is 90 day warranty only. I think $30 more for a new card with lifetime warranty is worth it
Not true at all

Back to the OP, physx is kinda meh, the biggest plus nvidia has against AMD right now is folding. Although this should change sometime this year. I also switched over to the green side and I dont really see any big difference other then folding.
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Not true at all
It's true. open box = RMA/manufacturer refurbished, so warranty is different (as far as ASUS goes).
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Not true at all

Back to the OP, physx is kinda meh, the biggest plus nvidia has against AMD right now is folding. Although this should change sometime this year. I also switched over to the green side and I dont really see any big difference other then folding.
Agreed, but I do enjoy me some arkham asylum, would like to revisit it with PhysX and see some cool new graphics effects. I guess it's just little things like that that swayed me over to nVidia that ATI doesn't seem to really focus on. At the end of the day either brand name is going to compare apples to apples and one fanboi is going to say go one over the other, but in the real world it's whatever makes your eyes the happiest
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Newegg Open Box = returned product most likely, so it will be under 3 year manufacturer warranty.
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Agreed, but I do enjoy me some arkham asylum, would like to revisit it with PhysX and see some cool new graphics effects. I guess it's just little things like that that swayed me over to nVidia that ATI doesn't seem to really focus on. At the end of the day either brand name is going to compare apples to apples and one fanboi is going to say go one over the other, but in the real world it's whatever makes your eyes the happiest
Yep both have pros/cons and it really depends on the specific user. Try to look past fanboyism

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It's true. open box = RMA/manufacturer refurbished, so warranty is different (as far as ASUS goes).
Wouldn't that be considered refurbed tho? They are advertising them as open box. I believe open box items never went back to ASUS to get inspected. I know at frys if you are dealing with ASUS and open box items, they just throw them right back on the shelf, same warranty, just lower price
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