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post #11 of 20
@1080p the 570 is the best bang for buck. The extra vram on the 6970 is irrelevant at that resolution. The 6970 and 570 trade blows, and it's safe to say they are pretty much equal. Boils down to which feature / driver set you want to go with.
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gtx 570 but don't overclock it. It will blow like charlie sheens hookers.
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For 1080p the 570/580 will give you better performance. But at 1080p I dont think the extra 150$ is worth it for a 580. I haven't found a game that I cant max details in game and turn up a few things in the Nvidia controll panel with a 570. I have 37 games on Steam and most are new titles. Only reason to get a 6970 over a 570 is for multi-monitor, a 2560x1600 monitor, or if you care about power consumption.
Your 570 can max out metro?
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570 I would say. 580 for future preparations maybe
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Do all 2GB 6950's unlock so easily?
I have heard otherwise.
Yea, I've had 3 different cards and they all unlocked. Only the odd few don't unlock and it seems even non-reference 2GB cards will unlock (some guy had a HIS one). And the non-reference ones use the newer PCBs though im not sure if the chances are as good as with the reference design.
    
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post #16 of 20
I would say go 6970, as it is better for the money than the 570 and the 580 generally is not for much use in any games - yet.
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Your 570 can max out metro?
I don't have it yet I'm waiting for a Steam sale.

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I would say go 6970, as it is better for the money than the 570 and the 580 generally is not for much use in any games - yet.
Did you mean to say the 6950? The 6970 costs more than the 570 and the 570 is starting to pull ahead of it in performance with newer drivers. http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Powercolor...es/perfrel.gif
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This article shows you which 6950's unlock successfully, seems like Sapphire is the way to go.
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...g/vidcard/159s
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I'm thinking I will most likely go with the 570 but I'm not sure which one yet. I've been looking at either the Palit Sonic Platinum ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-097-_-Product ), or the Asus DCII (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-432-_-Product ). The Palit seems like its kind of an off brand but it has great reviews and is factory overclocked while the Asus is a bigger card and takes up three slots but seems to run cool. Has anyone had any experience with either?
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