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I have an EVGA GTX 570 SuperClocked (see my Blue Beast specs). I have less than two weeks to do the "step up" thing through EVGA to get a 580, but... The 570 is the best piece of hardware in my rig as it is. If I get a 580 I'm afraid it would be a waste as the rest of the hardware (940BE, DDR 2 RAM) would bottle neck/hold back the 580. I don't anticipate an upgrade in CPU/RAM/motherboard in the near future. MAYBE when the Bulldozer comes out, but that is gonna be some serious $$ and I doubt I'll have $$ to make that upgrade. Even if I did, and I get the 580 now... Oh, I don't know. I sure don't want to throw money away just to say "I have a GTX 580." What do u think?
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You can never have a too much powerfull GPU...
But, if the GTX570 does what you need, why upgrade? that's not like you'll notice a huge performance increase with the GTX580.
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You can never have a too much powerfull GPU...
But, if the GTX570 does what you need, why upgrade? that's not like you'll notice a huge performance increase with the GTX580.
That's what I'm thinkin', especially since I'm not upgrading anything else...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
You can never have a too much powerfull GPU...
But, if the GTX570 does what you need, why upgrade? that's not like you'll notice a huge performance increase with the GTX580.
^^This, you wouldnt notice much of an upgrade, but it is still an upgrade none the less.
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post #5 of 9
Well he does have a 120Hz monitor. There isn't really any "need" for more gpu power at that res, but if you do step up at least you'll be able to take advantage of the extra muscle.

IMO that platform/RAM would be the first thing to upgrade, but if you're waiting for bulldozer or beyond stepping up might not be so painful.
post #6 of 9
You dont really need it. a GTX 570 is more than enough for today's even most demanding games.
post #7 of 9
570 to 580? i wouldn't bother to be honest. the performance increase offered isn't likely to be worth the cost, especially on that system.

save the money for Bulldozer
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post #8 of 9
Keep the 570 and OC it to the max.
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I would...Im in a step up que right now to get a 580...Reason for this is because I just got my 990X and I plan on putting 2 580's in SLI. Plus if you start folding the 580 will get you some insane PPD...
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