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im in the same dilemma as well.right now running 924/2000 for 3 months now but who knows what might happen next
I'd like to think that I just got a bad card with especially weak VRM's but it does make you wonder when it has happened to other people under similar conditions.

I know it's completely covered by warranty, but not having the card for over 3 weeks was a pain. Even after my dad let me use his 5850 I was still pining for my card's return (you understand....that thing is damn fast at or above 900mhz!).

Bfbc2 gets bogged down on multiplayer ever now and then when there's a lot going on (I know I just need to lower some settings, but it's hard to do once you've had a taste of the real thing) and I can't even play Crysis due to driver issues (too lazy to sort it out considering it's a temporary fix).
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why not get another 570 and clock those less than what you usually do..like 800 on core and a tad less on voltage too....just MHO

and regarding with gaming over 1920x1080..you will feel the card going slow on these resolutions since Higher Reso's need more VRAM..if your so eager to sell the 570 and would like to get a nice Card that can game Decently on those resolutions then i would like to suggest getting a 6970 armed with 2GB Vram..a GTX 580 would seem to be on the same boat as the 570 in terms of your Gaming resolution..so you might not feel an increase with the step-up from your 570..unless you would go the SLI path..
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The 570 Twin Frozr II uses the same 4+1, poor quality VRMs as the reference design? I didn't think that was true.

I mean there are 18 phases on the new 6970 Lighting, so either MSI really cheaped out on the 570 Twin Frozr card or you just got unlucky.
Edited by JCPUser - 3/30/11 at 10:25pm
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Keep the 570. FAR more cards are surviving than dying. You just got unlucky. 900 core for 1.1 seems to be a common kill point however, I haven't seen many 900 core, sub-1.1v cards die though.
Says the guy with the 8 power phase Asus Just messing about, but I wish I had known a little more than when I first bought the card. We shall see. I've got a busy week followed by a wedding to go to this weekend, so I have some more time to mull it over.

In the meantime.....
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I would go GTX 560 Ti SLI or better for 2560x1440/1600 gaming. HD 6950 2GB CFX would be ideal for it's overall value.
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I would go GTX 560 Ti SLI or better for 2560x1440/1600 gaming. HD 6950 2GB CFX would be ideal for it's overall value.
Yeah, those things are pretty beastly in Xfire. Don't they scale a bit better than the 5x0's?
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The 570 Twin Frozr II uses the same 4+1, poor quality VRMs as the reference design? I didn't think that was true.

I mean there are 18 phases on the new 6970 Lighting, so either MSI really cheaped out on the 570 Twin Frozr card or you just got unlucky.
Indeed, its a reference board with a non-ref cooler

Don't get me wrong, the cooler is absolutely fantastic, but the heatsink is only on the gpu itself. No cooling for those poor little VRM's
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The 570 Twin Frozr II uses the same 4+1, poor quality VRMs as the reference design? I didn't think that was true.

I mean there are 18 phases on the new 6970 Lighting, so either MSI really cheaped out on the 570 Twin Frozr card or you just got unlucky.
Twin Frozr 570 uses the same reference PCB, just has the upgraded cooler.

In my opinion, the frozr vrm sinks are worse.
 
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Yeah, those things are pretty beastly in Xfire. Don't they scale a bit better than the 5x0's?
80% vs 64% in Crysis Warhead at least.


Edited by compudaze - 3/30/11 at 10:50pm
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If you're getting a 27" monitor with the higher resolution in the near future, then definitely go with the GTX 580 if you want to stick with the Nvidia side of things. If you want to save money (especially since those monitors certainly are not cheap ), then AMD's HD6950 2GB offer tremendous bang for the buck - especially if you can still get a reference card that can unlock to an HD6970.

One of the main reasons why I decided to do the Step-Up to GTX 580's was because performance does tend to drop pretty dramatically the higher the resolution. Even though the difference between the amount of VRAM in both the GTX 570 and 580 is not that great, it still does have an impact. Add that alongside the wider memory bus, extra shaders, and better VRM circuitry, and you have a card that will age better over the next couple of years (assuming you plan to even keep the card for that long ).
     
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