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Hands down the 570. It is pretty equal in performance to 480, yet runs quite a bit cooler and uses less power. And, the 570's overclock like champs.
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Facts are:

- GTX 570 is the same performance.
- GTX 570 runs cooler
- GTX 570 consumes less power
- GTX 570 is the newer one which means it will be a lot easier to sell it.

So yes 570 is the way to go.
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Okay, And I'm not sure the 460's will handle well for me if I'm going to do 1080p gaming :/

I will try to go with a 570 is possible
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You won't notice THAT big of a leap from an HD 6870 to a GTX 570.
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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.
It's not just significant voltage increases that lend to the failing of the VRMs. It's people who think turning off OCP will allow for higher clocks. Which is not always true.

So they turn off OCP and update the bios to allow for 1.2v, then things go BOOM!

Also OP keep in mind that 850 core brings the 570 into 580 territory, save for the extra ROP's and CUDA cores.

I have mine overclocked to 850 and the temperature never exceeds 50C delta. Meaning that my ambient temp in the basement is 15*C and the card doesn't go over 65*C at those overclocks with the fan profile set to 1% fan speed for every degree Celsius that the core puts out.

Overall it's an excellent card. I give it my approval. Going from a 6870 overclocked to 975mhz I still saw significant gains from switching to this card.
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Right, I can borrow money later of my mum, So i will be spending £219.99 on this tonight and I should get it by next day delivery

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1750
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Very similar mate. Buy whatever is cheaper. The 570 reference Cooler is better though.
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Thanks guys,

Anyway's Overclockers UK have the GTX 480 at £219.99 which seems good, but not sure how long they will be in stock for...
It was £199.98 yesterday.
Ordered one right away, even with shipping to Holland it's a full €50 less than the cheapest 480/570 in here.

At an equal price I'd pick a 570 though.
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You won't notice THAT big of a leap from an HD 6870 to a GTX 570.
Well my Radeon 6870 has now gone bye bye's to it's new owner lol which I sold on eBay
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Right, I can borrow money later of my mum, So i will be spending £219.99 on this tonight and I should get it by next day delivery

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1750
200 quid!! What a BARGAIN!!!
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