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Overall, how is the quality & reliability of MSI GTX 570/580 GPUs (reference cards)? I've found an amazing deal for a GTX 570 and I'm thinking about buying it. Thanks in advance
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i have a msi 570 it's great
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All reference cards are the same, because they are all actully made by NVIDIA. The only difference between brands is the sticker and warranty policy. I would personally get the non-reference GTX 570 from MSI, ASUS (best) or Gigabyte but it depends on what sort of "deal" you're getting. If its like a lot cheaper than these non-ref cards I mentioned then go for it.
    
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I have always loved MSI gpu's.
(not a fan of some of their motherboards, but they put out some of the the most stable cards on the planet imo...not to mention that they're sexy)





The GTX470 TwinFrozrII is still one of the top performers (out of 470's)
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Overall, how is the quality & reliability of MSI GTX 570/580 GPUs (reference cards)? I've found an amazing deal for a GTX 570 and I'm thinking about buying it. Thanks in advance
According to me msi & evga are currently the two best nvidia gpu maker,
however u cant go wrong with asus either
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According to me msi & evga are currently the two best nvidia gpu maker,
however u cant go wrong with asus either
EVGA don't make non-reference Fermi cards so thus they don't actully "make" them, where as ASUS have their Direct CU II line (best ones) and MSI have Twin Frozr/Lightning. xD

The reason why the ASUS ones are the best is because they use better power design and they don't have NVIDIA's power limiter which means more overclocking!
    
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BTW: if you do purchase the 570, do NOT disable OCP and don't push crazy overclocks.
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EVGA don't make non-reference Fermi cards so thus they don't actully "make" them, where as ASUS have their Direct CU II line (best ones) and MSI have Twin Frozr/Lightning. xD

The reason why the ASUS ones are the best is because they use better power design and they don't have NVIDIA's power limiter which means more overclocking!
Read the owners post carefully,he asked about reference cards,
btw,
as far as I know eVGA makes some non reference model like Hydro Copper edition(gtx590,580,480)
correct me if I'm wrong,
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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
EVGA don't make non-reference Fermi cards so thus they don't actully "make" them, where as ASUS have their Direct CU II line (best ones) and MSI have Twin Frozr/Lightning. xD

The reason why the ASUS ones are the best is because they use better power design and they don't have NVIDIA's power limiter which means more overclocking!
I like Asus direct cuII line up...but one thing that annoys me is the triple slot design,
people who prefer to go for tri gpu setup,cant accomodate them in most of the mobos(except few)
Edited by Aniket - 3/25/11 at 7:30am
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Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
EVGA don't make non-reference Fermi cards so thus they don't actully "make" them, where as ASUS have their Direct CU II line (best ones) and MSI have Twin Frozr/Lightning. xD

The reason why the ASUS ones are the best is because they use better power design and they don't have NVIDIA's power limiter which means more overclocking!
yes, eVGA already has nonref GTX570 out. The HD variant. But even the "reference" eVGA GTX570 is no longer made by nvidia, as it has an eVGA silkscreen and has an orange filling in their PCB, instead of the normal yellowish color. I know cause I have a launch GTX570 and one I bought three days ago, both eVGA.
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