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Originally Posted by Concelor;12693507 
Not to start an Ati vs Nvidia war
The last time I went with Nvidia because Ati was having a ton of driver issues
Have they fixed a lot of that?
Both can do Directx 11 right?
Power Usage/Cooling about the same?

Both have their share of driver issues though NVidia is usually pretty solid in that regard... so long as you don't want to play DA2 headscratch.gif

In a nutshell: ATI is way ahead in terms of power/heat with their current gen of cards and offers much better prices atm, but NVidia has an edge in performance with high end models and extra features like Cuda and PhysX. Can't really go wrong either way.
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So a budget of around 350
Is physx worth it I can't think of one time I've ever seen it used outside batman AA and mirror's edge
IN you guy's expert opinion
Is it something more games are going to be using?
Or is it better to go with an ATI
post #13 of 36
I would say the 560 or 570. The 570 only because its so much better than a 560 and its not THAT much more expensive. The 570 is priced reasonably for the performance it gives you.
Heck, SLI 470s is right up there in Price/Performance.
Whoever told you the 580 should be on a Price/Performance list is a Tool.

As for AMD cards I would recommend the 6950 or 6870. Both are monsters.

PhysX is something that is nice when its around but should not be a deciding factor in buying a card as its not THAT common and its not THAT good. And I dont think PhysX will be appearing any more often than it has in the past.
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior;12693754 
Both have their share of driver issues though NVidia is usually pretty solid in that regard... so long as you don't want to play DA2 headscratch.gif

In a nutshell: ATI is way ahead in terms of power/heat with their current gen of cards and offers much better prices atm, but NVidia has an edge in performance with high end models and extra features like Cuda and PhysX. Can't really go wrong either way.

Also I just came from ATi myself, I bloody hate the nvidia control panel and still do. I'll say this I'd say ATi drivers are better then nvidia's but with nvidia you get cuda and physx.
what Phill said too. If you pick up a 6950 you will probably be able to unlock it to a 6970.
post #15 of 36
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Two 470s vs a 570 besides saving power benefits dis advantages?
I'll delve into Ati vs Nvidia research
But I do remember physx made batman look great
post #16 of 36
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Better to sli nvidia when wanting physx?
post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior;12693754 
Both have their share of driver issues though NVidia is usually pretty solid in that regard... so long as you don't want to play DA2 headscratch.gif

In a nutshell: ATI is way ahead in terms of power/heat with their current gen of cards and offers much better prices atm, but NVidia has an edge in performance with high end models and extra features like Cuda and PhysX. Can't really go wrong either way.

maybe power, but not heat and noise. GTX 580 and GTX 570 run cooler than HD 6970 the last time i checked.
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I am really enjoying my 470's. Make sure that if you get 470's that you get ones with after-market coolers. These things sound like jet turbines when fan speed goes up. I recommend though if you want to spend a bit more, GTX 570 SLI. They are extremely kick ass cards that will dominate any game for a long time, unless you plan on going triple monitor of course.
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Now a few replies back someone mentioned avoid SLI 570 due to the 4 current thing is that the case?
post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7;12692932 
Dont sli with a 4x lane. just get a 570, and run physx if you use it.

You only take about a 5% hit, it might be worth it for some people (and on some motherboards).
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