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Stuck between the 6970 and GTX 570?

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Which is better? In overall performance, which reigns supreme? Which will overclock better? Run quiter, cooler, bring higher and more consistant framerates, scales better in CFX/SLI etcccc.....??? WHAT TO DO?!!!

ps- i will most likely be sticking with just my one 24" monitor.
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i'd go with the 570 http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...onclusion.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by greatonekb View Post
seconded

I have been weighing the pros and cons of each for the past couple of weeks or so, and I decided on the 570 due to cost, performance, resell value (if I decide to resell). I also like the fact that I can Fold on it when I'm not gaming (and not get decimated in the points vs power usage category).

They're both good, but I feel that the 570 is a better investment.
 
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post #4 of 59
Toss up

Personally between the 2, I'd go 570.
Doesn't seem like the 6970 is getting great overclocks.
Normally NV cards net more gains per % oc'd.

Now if you're planning on dual cards, I lean toward the 6970, check the sli vs cfx review in the link above.
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the only reason i would ever go AMD is if i was looking for the cheapest option for a low end gaming-only rig.

nvidia just offers so much more as far as "goodies" like MUCH better folding, workstation benefits, cuda, native physx...
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Toss up

Personally between the 2, I'd go 570.
Doesn't seem like the 6970 is getting great overclocks.
Normally NV cards net more gains per % oc'd.

Now if you're planning on dual cards, I lean toward the 6970, check the sli vs cfx review in the link above.
yes, im going dual card....the only time ive really seen the 6970 beat the 570 is in res's 2560x1600 and higher, im just working with one 24" 1920x1200 monitor, AMD's eyefinity only goes so far, how many people are really gunna be gaming on multiple monitors, its too much of a hassle i think,lol....so as for a dual 570 setup on just one 24 in monitor it seems fine to me.....
    
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post #7 of 59
Owning a 6950 flashed to a 6970 , id say go the gtx570 ... Im thinking so hard whether or not i should trade my 6950 in for a gtx580 .
    
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post #8 of 59
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Owning a 6950 flashed to a 6970 , id say go the gtx570 ... Im thinking so hard whether or not i should trade my 6950 in for a gtx580 .
At first i wanted the 580, but i saw that the extra $150 wasnt worth it for just a mere 5-9 fps increase, when you can even OC the 570 close if not equal to a 580 and get damn close neck and neck performance.
    
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post #9 of 59
Get the Nvidia cards, They are the most hassle free, best performing setup you can get. I have never been happier knowing any old/new game I play will be flawless. Never do I have to go and get older drivers and crap I went through with ATi.

Dead Space 2 was perfect with SLi on my setup as was Crysis 1. *Hugs Computer and High-5's Nvidia*
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post #10 of 59
To the OP. Just a thought although I think you might have decided.

With your set-up 2 GTX560's will max games, you save $200 over 2 GTX570's, run lower temps, and use 200w less power total.

I tried the GTX570SLI and it worked great though.
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