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Should I trade for a GTX570?

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I've been an nVidia fanboy, but I want to make the switch to get a GTX 570.

Should I trade?

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No..not unless it is the ASUS DCII version..they have weak VRMs, cards are not worth having if you don't already have it.
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No..not unless it is the ASUS DCII version..
Or not unless it's the Twin Frozr III, especially if you prefer a dual slot card
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Or not unless it's the Twin Frozr III, especially if you prefer a dual slot card
Or that beautiful phantom model...that's not even available in the US! (I'm butthurt about it)
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the only 500 series card worth getting is a 580.... hands down... Not because its powerful, but because the 570 has certain "issues" that people face when they start pushing it.
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nVidia GeForce GTX 580.
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Thanks guys.
So I guess, it isn't worth trading for a GTX 570 eh?
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Only if it's a non-reference model (Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS, Palit etc, not the EVGA HD one which sucks) and if you don't have to add too much cash. If you need performance just unlock yours and then run at 6970 clocks (the majority of 6950s can do that).
    
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Only if it's a non-reference model (Gigabyte, MSI, ASUS, Palit etc, not the EVGA HD one which sucks) and if you don't have to add too much cash. If you need performance just unlock yours and then run at 6970 clocks (the majority of 6950s can do that).
Thanks.



It's just I wanted PhysX as well, and the coil whine is bugging me, I have sensitive ears... :|
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Thanks.



It's just I wanted PhysX as well, and the coil whine is bugging me, I have sensitive ears... :|
Then just RMA your card. I've had 3 different 6950s and didn't get that. You can RMA it for coil wine afaik (just contact the place you bought it from if you can and they may replace it?? or Sapphire). If anyone gives trouble just stay firm and you should get what you want. hehe.

And hardly many games use PhysX which look better with it enabled (Only a handful) and it's not worth it for the trade-offs (higher price or lower performance in general for example).
    
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