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BallaTheFeared : So you suggest me changing the TIM??
Do you think It will do that much for me??
how about your stock vid & overclockability before changing the paste ??
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It can't hurt, stock vid isn't the best way to judge a card.

First thing you need to do is get your temps under control, gpus are like cpus, the cooler you run them the more you can overclock them with less voltage used.

There really is no way of knowing how good your card is until you get somewhat manageable temps.
    
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I will try this out then

mothow, juano & BallaTheFeared thanks guys you all provided some good information for me, I appreciate all your helps
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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

Waiting for your suggestions guys...
and what you guys will do, if you are troubled with a poor overclocker ?
Even if your buddy got a miraculous 460 that OC's to 1GHz, it's not going to remotely 'crush' your 470 at 775MHz. Try comparing your scores on the Heaven or Metro benches with settings maxed out and then tell his 460 can 'crush' your 470 on anything

Honestly, a really good OC'ing 470 will do about 825MHz core at 1.087V ... and trust me, the 50MHz difference isn't going to produce an FPS increase that is at all noticeable during gameplay.

As suggested, you might try some good quality TIM (and a good quality spreading job ) to see if you can get the temps down a bit.

Also, try OC'ing the core with the memory left at stock. My card's core will OC quite a bit better with the memory at 1760MHz vs. with it at 1800MHz.
    
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Here's a nice GTX470 vs GTX570 comparison written by a handsome OCN member:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/8955...omparison.html

It's an upgrade, but it won't take your breath away unless you're coming from a reference GTX470. You'll net some thermal/acoustic improvements as well if that's the case. Performance-wise, an overclocked GTX470 will hold its own fairly well for quite a while.
    
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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 !
Yeah but my frist GTX470 has the lower VID of the my two
    
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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
Monitor size =/= anything.

It's about res. Gaming on a 1920x1080 1 inch screen vs a 50 inch will do the exact same.
    
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At 770MHz it's dead even with a stock GTX 570, give or take 2-3 FPS.

Max OC on air would be around 850MHz for a GTX 470 but you'd need a non reference card for that.

Save your money and wait for Kepler in the fall. Only card I would call an upgrade right now would be the GTX 580.
Edited by Wulfgar - 4/22/11 at 8:18pm
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I don't believe this thread is still alive !
Thanks guys for the help and good information.
I guess I will wait till Kepler come out.
Hope GTX 680 performance level be much higher than GTX 590. unlike the difference between GTX 295 & GTX 480.
Thanks again .
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 4/24/11 at 6:48am
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Monitor size =/= anything.

It's about res. Gaming on a 1920x1080 1 inch screen vs a 50 inch will do the exact same.
I dont know about a 1 inch at 1920x1080{ thats really stupid} but since most 22 inch monitors are 1680x1050 as is mine that's really what i was really referring to not the acutal size{yeah i should of said 1680x1050 my bad} of my monitor.
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