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Step up 470 to 560?

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Is this worth it? I can do it for the cost of shipping which is like 11 bucks.

I have the 470 SC and will get the regular 560 but I don't care about the factory oc anyways.

Might as well do it huh?
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Why? You'd be paying to get the exact same performance. Just keep your 470 .
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I'd keep the 470. It's much more of a beast than the 560 in terms of raw horsepowAH!

All joking aside... why bother? Is your 470 too hot, loud, or power hungry for your tastes?

If you were going to do anything, wait for the 590 to drop and then step up to 580 on the cheap.
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Why? You'd be paying to get the exact same performance. Just keep your 470 .
GTX 470 is faster when it is overclocked. But I get your point.

For 11 bucks + shipping? I wouldn't bother.
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Is this worth it? I can do it for the cost of shipping which is like 11 bucks.

I have the 470 SC and will get the regular 560 but I don't care about the factory oc anyways.
470 > 560 clock for clock. If your 470 can do ~800 core, you should be a fair bit ahead of a stock 560 anyway.

Unless it's just a heat/power issue, no reason to sidegrade.
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I guess I thought the 560 was a little better. I do like the idea of less power. Oh well, already signed up but I'll probably just pass on it.
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post #7 of 9
Not to mention the 470 has more VRam. Seems like a no brainer to just keep it, unless you're concerned about power usage?
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post #8 of 9
An OCd gtx 460 (at 900mhz+) is on the same territory as the gtx 470 = gtx 560 (very close performance)

You can OC the gtx 560 from it's 822mhz stock to easily 950mhz

If you gtx 470 has OCing potential, OC it... if not, get the gtx 560
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if the heat and noise are that much of an issue then yes. otherwise i wouldn't bother
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