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Hey all!

My GTX 285 died and I need a new card.
I've been out of the loop for a while, which card is equivalent (performace wise) to 285 in present days?
It did a real good job for me but I forgot in what price range it was two years ago.

I've been reading some articles and reviews and I like

ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II
ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP

Difference between them is 100 EUR, is it worth it?

Also thinking about ASUS HD 6970 Direct CU II (don't know price or if it's avail. in my area)

What I like about them is quiet cooling compared to stock designs (according to some reviews).

Anybody has any thoughts, recommendations?
post #2 of 10
DirectCUII 570 is a good choice! Does not suffer from lack of VRM issues like other 570s u've been hearing
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HD6970. It will kill both the 570 and the 560.
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The 285 is ~= a 460, so either will be a fair upgrade. If you can afford the 570, it's ~15% faster than the 560.
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HD6970. It will kill both the 570 and the 560.
Kill is a strong, almost irrelevant word.

6970=570 for the most part. 570s(aftermarket, dc2 in this case) have good OC headroom, better than the 6970 respectively... They will both trade blows, however the 6970 does offer additional vram therefor being a bit more future proof.
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GTX 560 is the best buy from all those. Great overclocking potential, low temps and noise.
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If you can go all out, look into the AMD 6970 or the GTX 580.
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Id say go with the ASUS GTX 570 Direct CU II.

Review of the ASUS GTX 570 Direct CU II.
 
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They will both trade blows, however the 6970 does offer additional vram therefor being a bit more future proof.
You mean it has 2GB RAm vs 1 GB on NVIDIA's?
6970 is more or less unavailable around here. What about 6950, any good, what range is it in (560, less)?

570 - 560 performance is about 15-20% difference, price is 40% diff.
Edited by Zavesa - 4/9/11 at 12:38am
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Kill is a strong, almost irrelevant word.

6970=570 for the most part. 570s(aftermarket, dc2 in this case) have good OC headroom, better than the 6970 respectively... They will both trade blows, however the 6970 does offer additional vram therefor being a bit more future proof.
This, except I think by the time games saturate the 1.25 GB of VRAM, you will be short on processing power (unless you play games with texture mods or have SLI going).
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