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I'm wondering which offers better overclocking potential, I will be wcing.

So which would you say would be better 1280mb gtx 570, or a 2gb rd 6970?

Also, doesn't it seem like the gtx 580 is overpriced by 50 bucks or so at least?
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What resolution are you gaming at?

At 1920x1200 or less, a 6870 (what you have already ) will play any game at just about any settings.
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Some 570s have issues with mosfet burnout, even on water. There were several threads floating around about it awhile back, here's the first one I could find: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9282...fried-gtx.html

So I'd go with the 6970. Apparently 580s don't have the same issue, so if you have to go green, that's an option.
    
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What resolution are you gaming at?

At 1920x1200 or less, a 6870 (what you have already ) will play any game at just about any settings.
Well I'm selling my 6870 and I usually play at 1920x1080.
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Why sell the 6870 when it's perfectly adequate for that resolution?
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Some 570s have issues with mosfet burnout, even on water. There were several threads floating around about it awhile back, here's the first one I could find: http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9282...fried-gtx.html

So I'd go with the 6970. Apparently 580s don't have the same issue, so if you have to go green, that's an option.
Well I was also kind of considering a 580, even if its overpriced by 50 bucks. As much as ati's/amd's drivers have improved I still did have some issues with my 6870 in autocad for some reason which bugged me a bit.
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Why sell the 6870 when it's perfectly adequate for that resolution?
Its also had issues with bc2 where objects gain a clearly visible white outline when water was behind them. Like a rail for example, its really annoying.
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Thats usually a driver issue, and if it's not it's gonna be in your settings or just ATI's default settings in general causing that issue which won't change with a 6970.
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With GTX570 you will not hit more then 900Mhz because of the problem it has if you clock it to high even under water. HD 6970 should OC 1050-1100 under water with Max voltage. In the end they both have similar OC potential in Water but in Air GTX570 has more potential. I get 975Mhz with my HD 6950 unlocked and only limit is Air cooling.
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Thats usually a driver issue, and if it's not it's gonna be in your settings or just ATI's default settings in general causing that issue which won't change with a 6970.
Yeah, I had forgot about it when I was asking at first, and I haven't played bc2 in a while so its not a huge deal but it did erk me..

I'm wondering if this is a decent gtx 580, it comes with a water block. I'm new with water cooling so this would save me the hassle of applying one myself.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127572

Does anyone know anything about it at all?
Edited by nametagg - 3/24/11 at 11:49am
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