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Poll Results: GTX 570 vs Radeon 6970

 
  • 54% (40)
    GTX 570
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    Radeon 6970
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post #31 of 44
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I wouldn't get the 570 with hopes of great overclocking ability. People have been frying their 570's everywhere with what would often be considered conservative overclocking, most often by disabling the power saving features.
Besides, ATI is of better value now anyway. If you're thinking about getting a 570, you could get just as much performance out of a 6950. Do not be afraid to mod a 6950; these cards are 6970's. I took my two 6950's, modded them to 6970's and overclocked them with absolutely no issues. Even if you did have issues, and I'm not saying you would, you could just flash them back into 6950's.
Now, 2 6950's cost less then a 580 GTX and blow it out of the water anyway. Turn them into 6970's and there's no question.
This is not a day to go green.

Don't get 6870's unless you're really low on cash. Get 1GB 6950's at the very least -- these were put onto the market to put the 560ti to shame in the price range it was made for.
But haven't AMD taken in all of the 6950's to mod them hardware wise to secure the mod?
Isn't it kind of unreliable with CF/Sli?

~1 240$ GTX 580
~1 343$ 2x 6950's
Edited by EmL - 2/6/11 at 10:49pm
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But haven't AMD taken in all of the 6950's to mod them hardware wise to secure the mod?
Isn't it kind of unreliable with CF/Sli?

~1 240$ GTX 580
~1 343$ 2x 6950's
WHAT?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...GTX580&x=0&y=0
GTX580=$500.00~
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Hehe, it's mean't to say One Thousand Two Hundred Forthy and that would be the price of the whole computer.
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But haven't AMD taken in all of the 6950's to mod them hardware wise to secure the mod?
Isn't it kind of unreliable with CF/Sli?
I've heard no such thing. A link would be appreciated; I've been checking on the VBIOS mod but I found anything about a fix.
Anyway, even 6950's stand as a better deal in CF, but I suppose going for a 580 becomes less unreasonable if you take BIOS modding out of the picture.
I'd still go for the 6950's hands down though.
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post #35 of 44
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I've heard no such thing. A link would be appreciated; I've been checking on the VBIOS mod but I found anything about a fix.
Anyway, even 6950's stand as a better deal in CF, but I suppose going for a 580 becomes less unreasonable if you take BIOS modding out of the picture.
I'd still go for the 6950's hands down though.
Uhm around late December I found some articles around telling everyone AMD is taking back all of their 6xxx-series card to 'fix' something that was wrong, supposedly hardware locking the 6950. I couldn't find the articles right now.

Sure two 6950's is better. But also more expensive, over here in sweden the cheapest 2gig 6950 costs 355$ whilst one 580 costs 595$. Since I have to upgrade the motherboard to it becomes even more expensive.
My brother's buying a 6950 today, I'll probably try it out and see's if it even unlocks(Sapphire).
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Uhm around late December I found some articles around telling everyone AMD is taking back all of their 6xxx-series card to 'fix' something that was wrong, supposedly hardware locking the 6950. I couldn't find the articles right now.

Sure two 6950's is better. But also more expensive, over here in sweden the cheapest 2gig 6950 costs 355$ whilst one 580 costs 595$. Since I have to upgrade the motherboard to it becomes even more expensive.
My brother's buying a 6950 today, I'll probably try it out and see's if it even unlocks(Sapphire).
They aren't recalling them, they just redesigned the reference pcb and would start to produce those for reference kits.

Ek has is already producing a Version 2 reference waterblock. The V2 board isn't in the wild, yet.
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If you are going to oc the ram (A-DATA). Some A-DATA don't oc while. So you may want to think of getting better ram.
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They aren't recalling them, they just redesigned the reference pcb and would start to produce those for reference kits.

Ek has is already producing a Version 2 reference waterblock. The V2 board isn't in the wild, yet.
Oh alright, my bad.

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If you are going to oc the ram (A-DATA). Some A-DATA don't oc while. So you may want to think of getting better ram.
I can live with 1600mhz.
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i think what this comes down to is what size lcd / rez u will be playing at. if you are playing @ 1080p either will do you justice but the 570 gtx will be a little faster just a little. If you are running 3x lcd or a 30" incher or something then you would want to look into the 6970 cause of the 2gb ddr 5 ram ... and u will be good bro!
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i think what this comes down to is what size lcd / rez u will be playing at. if you are playing @ 1080p either will do you justice but the 570 gtx will be a little faster just a little. If you are running 3x lcd or a 30" incher or something then you would want to look into the 6970 cause of the 2gb ddr 5 ram ... and u will be good bro!
Hehe actually I've abandoned both 570 and 6970.

I am going with the 580 instead, I lowered some other components(smaller hdd,no sli/cf and another chassi) and I got down to the same price as with a 570 but with a 580 instead.

I'll be playing at 1080p on a 46" plasma for awhile, later on I'll get a 1200p or 1080p 22"/24" LED screen.
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