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From 6870 crossfire to gtx 570?

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I am thinking of returning my 2 6870's and just getting one card. Now the only card in my price range that i acually like is a gtx 570. Now i was thinking of going 6950/70 but i would run into the same problem as i am having now, these dam 6870's are to long(plus they have no voltage control). So i have narrowed it down to a EVGA GTX 570. Are they still doing the step-up?
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post #2 of 49
You know that the 570 are just as long as the 6800 series right?
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post #3 of 49
The GTX570 is 10.5 inches. Ref
The 6870 is 9.8 inches. Ref
Windforce 6870 11 inches

You have to have an EVGA card to use the step up program. They do have it on certain cards.
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post #4 of 49
Hmm. Gigabyte 6870 has voltage control. Not sure about Windforce, I thought it was just a heatsink?

Edit: Unless it's a non reference card? Then you can use Trixx anyway
Edited by Qcgold - 2/8/11 at 4:48pm
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The EVGA HD 570 is 9 inches.
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post #6 of 49
They do have voltage control. Try Sapphire Trixx. They are the same length as the GTX 570/580. A GTX 570 would be a lot slower than the 2 6870s.
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Mine has voltage control too.
    
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post #8 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by load81 View Post
The EVGA HD 570 is 9 inches.
Any reviews on it? Many people wonder how hot it will run without the vapor chamber. Basically a GTX560 cooler with 100 more watts running through it.
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post #9 of 49
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Windforce x3 6870 have no voltage control and are 11 inches long. Evga gtx 570 is 10.5 or less and wont make my cut up my case. Win win
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Increasing voltage on GTX570 is a risky business.
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