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Hi guys, I'm new to this OC'ing scene. I'm thinking of buying the ASUS GTX 570 but it looks like it's a reference card. Does this mean it will not overclock as well? Also is this a 3-slot card?
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its a 2 slot card, also i havnt seen a non reference version of a 570 i only just bought one today
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post #3 of 10
Yes that is a reference card. No that does not mean it will not overclock well, it will likely overclock just as well as a card with a non reference cooler except it may be more noisy and/or run hotter.

It is a 2 slot cooler.
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its a 2 slot card, also i havnt seen a non reference version of a 570 i only just bought one today
I from what i've read that if the 'nVidia logo is at bottom by the pcie it's a reference card (have a look at the pictures in the link). But besides that, what do you think of the card?
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its all depends on how lucky you are . mine is reference card as well. I manage to push it from 742mhz to 924mhz.if you got a better deal on custom cooler such as cu2 or twin frozr, might be better to grab those.
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This card is indeed a reference, and it will overclock roughly the same as every other card, even the same as many none-reference cards.

Each GPU is different and will have its own OC limits. You can nail a golden GPU even on reference cards.

Also just noting, that if you plan and try to push the card very high, make sure you have very good cooling. More than a few people tried to push their 570s too much, and burned the vrms.
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I from what i've read that if the 'nVidia logo is at bottom by the pcie it's a reference card (have a look at the pictures in the link). But besides that, what do you think of the card?
so far so good its not a whole lot faster than my 470 but it is cooler at load tho framerates seem more consistent to . but i have hit a cpu bottleneck tho in a few games i am a little bit annoyed at myself for buying a 570 tho my 470 was only about 6 months old lol but i did sell the 470 for about 200$ so the 570 wasnt too unjustifiable.

i may write a little review after ive used it for about a week
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post #8 of 10
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very good cooling.
What's 'very good'? Water cooling or good case cooling? Sorry, I'm new.

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so far so good its not a whole lot faster than my 470 but it is cooler at load tho framerates seem more consistent to . but i have hit a cpu bottleneck tho in a few games i am a little bit annoyed at myself for buying a 570 tho my 470 was only about 6 months old lol but i did sell the 470 for about 200$ so the 570 wasnt too unjustifiable.

i may write a little review after ive used it for about a week
That's Cool, I'm upgrading from a 9500gt, so i should notice a difference...i hope.
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Just don't ramp up the voltage too high and you should be okay.
     
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What's 'very good'? Water cooling or good case cooling? Sorry, I'm new.
Any after-market cooling (water or air).
Or at least make sure your case has good air circulation in it, and the card is kept at decent temps.
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