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Hi people
Is upgrading my current GTX 470 to the GTX 570 worth it?
I mean the raw power, I am not taking power consumption and gpu temperatures into consideration .
My current GTX 470 is a big disappointment , because of its poor overclockability, this card is EVGA and it comes with 1.025 as a stock voltage
the max overclock @ 1.087 is 775 MHz core and 1800 MHz memory (have to keep fan at 100% to prevent it from crashing)
My friends highly overclocked GTX 460 will crush this card at any thing..
I am really started to hate that card, feel like kind of cheated... lol frown.gif

Waiting for your suggestions guys...
and what you guys will do, if you are troubled with a poor overclocker ?
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Id go for if you can sell your card for a decent price or Trade up.I have the same problem neither of my GTX470's OC very well and both have high vids like yours.But since im only running a 22 inch monitor its not a big deal i get killer FPS in almost every game i play
    
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I gota say your card does suck. My EVGA card can do 825 on core and 2000mhz on mem.lachen.gif Just luck I guess.
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It would be worth it if it were cheap, say less than $200 to upgrade but any more than that and it won't really be worth it. Less than stellar overclocking or not in terms of performance your card is no slouch and any other single GPU upgrade won't really be a massive improvement. If you're not happy with the performance have you considered simply adding another 470 for SLI?
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mothow is your card from the firstly release GTX 470's??
I guess all the early GTX 470's have higher vids than the newer ones?

max it: yeah I know it sucks otherwise i won't do that thread. f*ck that stupid card !
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 4/4/11 at 5:38pm
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juano my mobo doesn't support SLI, so I have no other choice but to go with gemini cards like the GTX 590 or HD6990's, I cannot SLI with that board frown.gif
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What are your temps like?

Heat will kill an OC.

Does sound like a raw deal, but the 570 could be a dud too or worse, blow up.

My ASUS card is a bit of a dud, I can only do 930 core under water, the EVGA I got off here used can do around 870 core on air but will crash if it reaches 74C or more.

I use 1125v for the 870 clocks.

570 isn't really worth it, $330 is just too steep. You could always grab a second 470 off here for $180 or less.


Edit: Ack just saw the post about your board...

Look into the GTX 460 x2 perhaps?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130626

I would assume its not a fail like the 590 because it has the same amount of power connectors (lol)... And I'm pretty sure it would beat a 570 but I haven't seen a review yet.
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BallaTheFeared : my card with stock clock in EVGA OC Scanner (Heavy power Unlocked) will reach 96 C then with the Auto Fan speed increase it will be 91 C.

While gaming my card will run @ 88-92 C with Auto Fan
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Originally Posted by HeadlessKnight;13002468 
juano my mobo doesn't support SLI, so I have no other choice but to go with gemini cards like the GTX 590 or HD6990's, I cannot SLI with that board frown.gif

Oh I'm sorry about that, I should have checked. Well in that case if you are really hurting for an upgrade and increased performance then trying to sell your 470 now before they drop too much more in price might not be a bad idea, but like I said I don't think just 470->570 will be that huge of a performance upgrade for you, especially for the $200 or so it would cost you. I think I would recommend either trying to wait till Kepler or just suck it up and go big with a 580 or 590 if you really have to even knowing that the price to performance increase won't really be there for you.
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post #10 of 21
Before you do anything get some decent TIM and re-apply it.

Thats stupid hot, I put some high end TIM on this EVGA card of mine and I can run 850 core all day and only reach about 70C at most.

The other option is water cooling, which I will be doing sooner or later with this second card... Water cooling isn't very good price vs performance, but it allows some great clocks, low noise levels, and of course, low heat as well wink.gif
    
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