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Is the extra Gb of memory worth the non-reference red PCB? I will be playing games like GTA IV that are said they are only playable maxed out with 2GB of ram
Depends on your resolution. Higher resolution = higher demand for RAM.
Example: The 5870 2gb loses to a 5970 in 1680*1050, ties with it in 1920*1200, and whoops it's ass in 2560*1600. That is because the 5970 only has 1gb for each core.

So if you game in a high resolution I say go for it. If you care for your computers look, I'd get another 2gb card tho
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@Razi: I don't think it's on stock vol
Hence the "stock". It (probably) has a higher stock voltage than other GTX 560s but these are binned so they only use the really good ones and not just any 560 chip and up the voltage for 1Ghz as some can't do that. I'd still buy the SoC over the others.
    
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Depends on your resolution. Higher resolution = higher demand for RAM.
Example: The 5870 2gb loses to a 5970 in 1680*1050, ties with it in 1920*1200, and whoops it's ass in 2560*1600. That is because the 5970 only has 1gb for each core.

So if you game in a high resolution I say go for it. If you care for your computers look, I'd get another 2gb card tho
Thanks. I will be playing at either 1920x1080 on my LCD TV or 1600x900 on my monitor. I heard that 1280mb of VRAM is enough to put all the sliders in GTA IV to 100 and not experience any FPS lower than 30 on a GTX 570. So I'd rather spend the extra $100 and get the referene EVGA GTX 570.
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No VRM and RAM cooling on the 460/560.

Not even the EVGA-EE edition. Yes.
Wrong, my Galaxy Gtx460's have vrm cooling as well as the Evga gtx460 FTW editions.
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Binned? How is that?
Better components? Can you explain?
1ghz stock is my problem with the card... it doesn't leave an awful lot of overclocking headroom for free performance.
Not all cards can hit 1ghz. With the gigabyte it's a sure thing plus you might be able to OC a little more
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It's a matter of personal preferences - and personally I won't pay for 1ghz, dual fan cooler and blue PCB, since I'm wc'ing and oc'ing on my own
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Those cards are better than other 560s though. They do 1Ghz with about the same voltage, not a huge lot more. Tbh for only £20 more over a regular 560 its worth it as you get gtx 570 performance.
    
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sure, they perform better... but not worth the price tag imo.
Perhaps I'm buying a used GTX 480 for the money instead. So many options!
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Always go forward, never go gainward.
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Always go forward, never go gainward.
Whast wrong with GW? They offered my a GTX 560 because the 460 2GB wasnt in stock. I call that awsome.
    
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