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I recently ordered a GTX570 for a great price because I thought its benefits were all Bi-Winning. Cooling, Sound, Load......Power?

I wish there were some tests out there that studied the 570/480 clock for clock. Anyways, I wanted to know what my overclocked 480 (800/2000) was like stacked against the 580 and 570. I ran the Unigine Sanctuary benchmark with all options ticked @ 1080p so I could compare it to the charts from Tom's.

Except now I'm confused. Is my OC'd 480 more powerful than the stock 580?
I thought the 570 was supposed to just barely make it to 580 levels with a lot of overclocking, yet I see my 480 surpass it. Am I making the wrong choice to switch to the 570? If someone with a mild or stable OC on their 570 could run Sanctuary at these settings, I would appreciate some results to compare with. My 570 is still in the box, or else I would do it myself. Let me know if I should send it back or sell it.

Tom's Charts for Unigine Sanctuary.

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I would not switch to a 570 from a 480.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...re_tree.en.svg
Have a look at that picture. In my opinion GTX480 is the Underboss. GTX590 is Boss and GTX580 being the Consigliere.
    
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Haha, nice comparison. Are 480s just that much better overclockers than the 500 series?
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On water, my 480 runs right past the 580. Of course, things would be different if the 580 was on water also.

(@ stock, 580 gets ~X2000 in 3DMark 11, and my overclocked 480 gets X2200)

In other words, I think you made the wrong choice on the switch. There's nothing out yet that warrants an upgrade from a 480, unless you want SLI.
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My 570
full load at 60
idle at 39

I bet that is the difference.
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yea that's like a downgrade imo.......not to mention your vram size decreases
    
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Performance wise there is no reason to switch to a 570 from a 480. The 570 even has less Vram.
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My 570
full load at 60
idle at 39

I bet that is the difference.
My 480
full load at 50
idle at 30



And that load is whilst folding for 72 straight hours.
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My MSi 480 under water @920 smokes almost all OC'd 570s, any stock 580, and most moderately OC'd 580s.
 
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Good news is that I can either sell my BNIB 570 for 300 shipped, or RMA it right back where it came from.

What is your voltage Devil?
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