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Check the forums, there's quite a lot of people who fried their GTX 570s due to overclocking.

The GTX 560 is a better buy since it doesn't have any of those problems at it reaches GTX 570 performance without too much hassle. In fact you can buy the SOC edition which will be quieter and cooler with identical performance to a GTX 570. Lastly, if a game won't run on the GTX 560 it won't run on GTX 570 either. 20 FPS or 24 FPS in Metro 2033 is still unplayable.

However, going from GTX 460 SLI to GTX 570 is a pretty serious downgrade. You could've waited for Kepler at least.
Edited by Wulfgar - 3/23/11 at 10:11pm
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Well I installed the 570 Twin FrozrII

Booted up after burner and found that my stock settings are 1.012 @ 750mhz.

Most of the stock voltages I have seen are around 0.985. This doesn't bode well for OC...

I figured, the worst that happens is I have to return the card if it doesn't perform well enough, might as well install it and find out instead of driving myself NUTS for any longer than I already have.
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Well I installed the 570 Twin FrozrII

Booted up after burner and found that my stock settings are 1.012 @ 750mhz.

Most of the stock voltages I have seen are around 0.985. This doesn't bode well for OC...

I figured, the worst that happens is I have to return the card if it doesn't perform well enough, might as well install it and find out instead of driving myself NUTS for any longer than I already have.
That's because you have a slightly overclocked version lol
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That's because you have a slightly overclocked version lol
Ok then that's fair. I don't remember having a higher stock voltage on my 460 cyclones, so I didn't know it was standard for raise the volts on a factory oc version.

Anyways, its late and I work in the AM. Because of all my deliberating, I'll have to wait to tomorrow to put this GPU through the fire and back.... wait, no, NO FIRE, please please please no fire....

lol
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Ok then that's fair. I don't remember having a higher stock voltage on my 460 cyclones, so I didn't know it was standard for raise the volts on a factory oc version.

Anyways, its late and I work in the AM. Because of all my deliberating, I'll have to wait to tomorrow to put this GPU through the fire and back.... wait, no, NO FIRE, please please please no fire....

lol
Haha, I doubt you'll see any fire. Smoke maybe. Just kidding. If all goes well you have a great card like a lot of people and it's going to clock well over a stock 580! Good luck! Just don't raise your volts over 1.1 and your fine as can be!
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Benches that show 560 beating 570 are because stock clocks are huge on 560 and 570s are fairly conservative stock clocks. When overclocking each to their full potential, the 570 will obviously smash the 560.

As far as what you need, it is all relative. What games are you playing? What resolution are you playing them at? Most likely, the 560 would have fit the bill just fine, but since you already have the 570, you should probably stick with it unless it's way more than you need.

tl;dr: There is nothing wrong with 570's if you use them properly instead of abusing them
Good luck ocing that 570 lol. I dont think you waisted your money on the 570, you just gotta be careful
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Good luck ocing that 570 lol. I dont think you waisted your money on the 570, you just gotta be careful
Mostly anyone that has stayed below 900 Core and 1.05-.1.1 V have been fine.
People push these GPU's to the max and they are not made for it, they get what they deserve.
Im at or past stock 580 performance and I am not killing my card.
My 570 is slaughtering any 560 out there with an easy to obtain OC.

Don't single out 570's plenty of Radeons and Geforce cards get tanked from overclocking. I have no issue admitting the 570 can be on the softer side of extreme overclocks, but its not the first GPU in history to fall into this category.
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Ok then that's fair. I don't remember having a higher stock voltage on my 460 cyclones, so I didn't know it was standard for raise the volts on a factory oc version.
Hmm, when I had 460 Hawks, they came significantly factory overclocked but were still on stock voltage. That might not be a great sign, especially with TF2's cooler which has no VRM contact. I'd be careful pushing it

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Im at or past stock 580 performance and I am not killing my card.
My 570 is slaughtering any 560 out there with an easy to obtain OC.
Considering a 580 doesn't "slaughter" a 570 (which is equivalent or slightly lower than a 1GHz 560) I'm not sure where that's coming from. All of the 500 series cards are only separated by ~ 15% performance from each other at standard HD res.

Hyperbole doesn't help make your case.
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Good luck ocing that 570 lol.
mmhmm, had my EVGA running 1.1v at 950 for over a month with at least 10 hours of OCCT through that.
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All of the 500 series cards are only separated by ~ 15% performance from each other at standard HD res.
15% is alot.
At high resolutions with the goodies on, it turns into 18-22% in several titles.

It can be the difference of turning down or off some goodies/features/resolution.
The same thing happens between a 580 and 570 when the 580 is cranked up.

I knew I could get reliable 580 performance with my 570.
You cannot do that with a 560. Period.

The 560 loses to a 570. The 570 loses to a 580, but the gap between the 570-560 is larger.
Considering the 560's price tag they have it about right for its performance.
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