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Your 460s at 850-900MHz would be far stronger than a stock 570 period.
Sure they are. I'm not looking to switch to the 570 to gain performance over my 460's, but rather to upgrade the wife's card, get one 460 to my brother and get myself a single nvidia card to replace them within the budget
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If really bothered by the 570 death threads here and on other forums, then go with a nonreference 570 like from Gigabyte or Asus with the increased number of power phases over a reference 570.

I'd go with a 570 over a 560 cuz that extra little bit of horsepower might come in handy down the road.
Where can I confirm that the gigabyte/asus has increased number of power phases? Also, does the MSI Twin Frozr model have that too, because thats what I bought.
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I have read through couple dozen pages of the thread on fried 570's on this site, and many people say that they did not disable the power limiters and still fried the card below 1.1v. That makes me nervous, and afraid to OC them more. The MSI TF2 apparently had its factory OC reduced because it wasn't stable...

The 570 beats the 560 in almost all the benches. According to anandtech, the 560 dominates the 570 in Civ 5 benchs? Also, 560 wins in some artificial benchs too. Furthermore, at least reference, the 560 is lower power usage, cooler and quieter than the 570 (obv). Also, hwcompare shows the 560 having 20% higher Texel rate than 570?

Anyways, that's where my concern comes in. I bought the 570 but it isn't here yet. I have found buyers for my wife's 5770 and one of my 460's. I was giving the 2nd 460 to my wife, and getting myself a 570. But I am second guessing that plan now.
Yes but the 570 gives you only 15% more performance at 30% more price than the 560ti.



560ti run cooler, use less power and over clock extremely well. My 560ti is at 1ghz and is very very very near to a stock 570.

Either way, a 560 or 570 will not beat your 460 sli. Best bet would be to stick with it and go for 590gtx.

And I believe a 560 is essentially a 460, highly tweaked, with more Cuda and dx11 gizmos on board.
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I see. Well then go 570. Although I personally would go 580 if I could.

Just try and keep an eye on your temps. If you have a IR thermometer, check the VRMs on your card (measure the temps on the back of the card where the VRMs are). I think the VRMs are getting too hot and blwoing up, or they are failing from too much strain.

So, taking a 570 to 800Mhz would probably be enough. Your only loosking maybe 5-10% FPS.
 
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On average a GTX 570 is 15% faster than a GTX 560 Ti @ 1080P.
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i dont get why you want to get rid of the 460 sli?
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definitely 570. it works wonder in almost games i played and you have nothing to worried about dead card. 12 card out of ____(u put the figure)? the percentage is very2x small and u need to know that there are sooo many happy customer out there for 570.msi twin frozr gtx 570 is a good value for money. period!
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From what I can see, the Asuis 570 has much better chokes and VRMs than the other 570 cards I have seen.


The MSI twin Frozer is running 6 Phase, but high quality. the ASUS Direct CU II is running an 8 phase system. But the Twin Frozer doesn't seem to have heat sinks on the VRMs...

So from my guess, I would go Asus.

But if you want killer customer service, go EVGA.
 
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But if you want killer customer service, go EVGA.
I can vouch for this I literally sent them one email then 2 hours later the RMA was approved and 20 minutes later the card was at the post office.

You mentioned you are trying to stay away from SLI, in that case scratch the 560 if you want to max all games. If you can settle for medium to high settings I could see the 560 suiting your individual needs better.

Yes the 560's have a very good rep. And the 570's have a bad rep. It's completely normal to have second thoughts. To give you the best answer I possibly can: save your money buy a 580 gtx, never look back, huge performance, no dead cards, huge price. Catch one on sale of you can.
    
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Im asking the same question about the gigabyte gtx 480 super oc, it's a beast and puts the 570 to bed considerably and at around £50 cheaper!, It runs cooler + quieter also

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...clock_review/1
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