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Hi Guys,

I'm looking at upgrading my current rig from a GTX 295 - due to SLI stuttering issues running any games with AA enabled, at 1920x1050.

I have the eVGA co-op SSC FTW edition. I hate the card due to the lack of cooling. This forced me to add two 80mm fans via zip ties to it. Sadly this made my computer be a noise box. I figure there is two options, buy silent fans OR get a new card.

I was thinking a 570 or a 470. As I cant afford a 580 at the moment. Any suggestions?
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All cards will suffer a matter of Stuttering from increases video settings in games. A 470 would be the best bet though. It handles DX11 better than the 5870 and you'll get better minimum FPS than the 295.
     
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I went from the 295 to a 470 simply for the same reasons your talking about.

It did take care of the stuttering and othe SLI related issues, however it ran hotter than my Co-oP did, hot enough to make me add an aftermarket cooler..

If your budget is that tight the 470 is good, but I would go with the 480 or 570, you will see a better performance gain..

The 295 runs right between the 470 and 480 in most benchmarks, but the 470 does feel much "smoother" in games..

So base it on budget. But if you do go with a 470 save yourself the hassle and get one of the ones with the cooler like the MSI or Gigabyte SOC...
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How does the 470 compare to the 570? Is the 570 actually better, or is it just another series advertising scheme?
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Originally Posted by 10acjed View Post
I went from the 295 to a 470 simply for the same reasons your talking about.

It did take care of the stuttering and othe SLI related issues, however it ran hotter than my Co-oP did, hot enough to make me add an aftermarket cooler..

If your budget is that tight the 470 is good, but I would go with the 480 or 570, you will see a better performance gain..

The 295 runs right between the 470 and 480 in most benchmarks, but the 470 does feel much "smoother" in games..

So base it on budget. But if you do go with a 470 save yourself the hassle and get one of the ones with the cooler like the MSI or Gigabyte SOC...

How are the after market coolers for noise?
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The 570 is slightly better than the 470. It runs cooler as well..

I got the Zalman VF3000f, its pretty quiet, specially compared to stock
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570 is a little faster and it runs cooler!
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How does the 470 compare to the 570? Is the 570 actually better, or is it just another series advertising scheme?
the 570 is basically a 480 with 470 mem bus (480SP with 1280mb of Vram @ a 320bit bus). However, it runs cooler and eats less power that a 480. It also OC better AFAIK.
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i second the 570 (400 series is HOT)
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post #10 of 22
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Awesome that's what I like to hear. I currently have 45-80 temps on the GTX295..after the fan mod. Is something like this achievable on the 470/570 with an after market cooler?
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Thanks for the replies. Is there a review that I can get that compares the cards?


Sorry, meant 45-80 degrees Celsius.
Edited by kenshin767 - 2/28/11 at 1:27pm
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