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post #11 of 14
I've got a 570 and there are some games I can't max out at 1080. Also, I was completely torn between the 570 and the 6970. INcidently the 570 is slightly more expensive. But it does depend which games you are playing.

They are both epic cards, just find some benches of games that you play
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by SheepMoose View Post
I actually have had some bad experiences with Nvidia drivers. A lot of times my PC wouldn't boot, would crash when it got into windows, or would just crash when loading programs, all because of a poor Nvidia driver. I'm not saying I'm completely against Nvidia but I haven't had problems with either side really.

I don't use physx at all TBH. There's no really GOOD games that I'd like to play that have it. So it isn't needed.
What games were those?

No offense intended, but I have to call user or hardware error here. As a member of nV focus group for the last seven years, I always have multiple computers running with 2-4 NVIDIA GPUs in them. I currently have two three panel 3d multi monitor sets to further complicate things. I've never experienced what you're reporting using all versions of XP, Vista, and Windows 7 and either AMD or Intel processors on Intel, NVIDIA, Via, and AMD chipsets.

If what you're reporting was common, NVIDIA would be out of business. FWIW, my issues with ATi cards from the X1800 series forward are almost non existent as well.

I think the main difference in drivers these days is the way multi GPU is handled, and I'd give NVIDIA the edge their for allowing users to create profiles, and most games launching with them.

On PhysX, check out reviews on Metacritic. Most people and reviewers liked BatmanAA, Metro 2033, Mirrors Edge, Mafia 2, and Cryostasis. Those are "good games", Metro was one of my favorites last year.
Edited by Rollo - 2/22/11 at 5:29am
post #13 of 14
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The whole driver thing isn't massively common, but after google searching it did find some others were having the same problems. No problems since updating drivers mind you.

Anyway guys I settled for a 6970. I decided on it because I'm not folding, don't need 3d or Physx. And If I do plan on having 3 displays wont need to buy another GPU.

Thanks guys.
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Dude, still use your GTX460 as a physx card, that would be awesome. Or are you going to sell it, if you are I'd be interested in taking it as a physx card, i'm in the UK though.

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