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Trade GTX 570 to 6970? (no extra cost

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Hi,

I was offer to trade my MSI 570 to HIS 2g 6970, since the other guy need cuda to do his adobe premiere work.

my rig is i7 950, p6t, 6g cl7 ram, 1k psu, and dell 30" wfp

I read a lot of reviews stating that 6970 is great for people who game at high res, (which I do, 1920/2560), and the ATI MLAA gives better eye candies than Nvidia.

But I also read that there is no much OC head room for 6970, (880 stock, can only oc to 950mhz), I could oc my 570 to 960 stable with 1.1v, which is better than 580..

I am going to do two cards in the future, and I read 69 CF > 570 SLI, but also more heat and noise.

so basically I need your expert advices, should I go red? or should I keep green.

Thanks in advance.
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I hear some 570 are frying due to voltage. Scary just what i read in here
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OP it sounds like you know what benefits you'd gain with the 2gb vram. I say go for it.


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I hear some 570 are frying due to voltage. Scary just what i read in here
If you're stupid and do things you're not supposed... There are ppl who fry their 6950/70s too ya know.
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post #4 of 8
Both are almost the same, just one is better for graphics. otherwise they both are equal in terms of performance.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
    
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post #5 of 8
that's a good deal. they cost more than a 570. they perform about the same but the extra ram would really helo you with your 30" display (assuming you have a 2***x1*** resolution)


go for it dude.
post #6 of 8
I'd say go for it, like others have said, that memory will help you out. You can look at benchmarks and see how higher the resolution, the 6900s start to blow it out the water.
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post #7 of 8
6970 will do you good =) will do what ur 570 can do without a doubt ... they were made to compete with eachother ... My 6970 plays all games on highest without troubles .
    
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post #8 of 8
The 6970 will slowly edge out even the GTX580 at such a high resolution, that your 30" display has. So yes, its a solid upgrade for you, and for the nice cost of free! Who doesn't like free upgrades!

I'd say do it. Both are absolutely solid GPU's. But with your display, the 2GB of vRAM will help more than the Fermi architecture will.
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