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I considering getting the GTX 480 or the GTX 570, can you help me out to decide please? lol

I have heard the GTX 480 can overclock nicely and get in it's place around the gtx 580 scores, but there is a massive watt increase if i touch the voltage on the 480...

What about the GTX 570? is it any better than the 480? and can the GTX 570 compete with the 580 if I were to overclock the GTX 570?

Many thanks for all your opinions biggrin.gif

P.S I have looked at review's and I'm still finding it hard which one to get confused.gif My first time going over from ATI to Nvidia you see lol
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Gtx 570. Faster and runs a lot cooler than the 480. The 570-580 performance difference is only like 10 fps
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Get GTX 570 - lesser power consumption, less heat and some OC potential.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_570/30.html
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MSI has even stated themselves 570 > 480, if i could find a pic i would but its off to school frown.gif
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570. Better temps, noise, voltage requirement, and they overclock like champs (not saying the 480 doesn't, but HEAT). You don't want all the other components in your case to suffer from the added heat generated by the 480.

The only scenario that I'd recommend the 480 over the 570 would be if you plan on using 2/3d surround, or extremely high resolution due to the extra memory.
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Which brand should I get which will be best for overclocking without voiding the warrenty?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;12293772 
Which brand should I get which will be best for overclocking without voiding the warrenty?

Assuming you aren't doing any hard mods to it and you are getting a reference board... it doesn't matter, it comes down to which company you prefer for warranty service and which company you think has the best price.

Generally the GTX480 is on par with the GTX570, it is slightly quicker clock for clock but the GTX570 can reach faster absolute clocks. At higher resolutions the 480 pulls ahead slightly due to its larger VRAM.

Something to note is all the commotion that about the 570 frying its VRM's with significant voltage increases. While there are ways around the heat and noise of the 480 there are no walkarounds for the VRM issues.

All said, I think that the 570 is the better buy if they are the same price, but if you can get a 480 for cheaper it would not be any lesser of a choice.
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570 > 480 in performance, heat, and power consumption. the 570 can also OC well and will obliterate the 480 and will inch closer to the 580.
    
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Originally Posted by IntelConvert;12293858 
570 > 480 in performance, heat, and power consumption. the 570 can also OC well and will obliterate the 480 and will inch closer to the 580.

Please stop spreading misinformation, the 480 is as fast as the 570 at stock at "normal" resolutions. Overclocked they are still neck and neck (825 core on the 480s gets the same vantage scores as a 900 core 570, both common overclocks). Heat and power do go in favor of the 570.
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