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You keep saying our area, but you don't know where he lives, thus it would be YOUR area. There are many microcenters, and for higher res the 470 will help more, plus can be OC'd more, all for 50 dollars less, hell yeah! You are one of those guys who buys a 590 cause it's cool and new, even though it has no increase(and in your case, it performs worse than two 580s and kills itself).
Incorrect and I appreciate the assumption. I'm an admin for a major computer company and do beta testing for Nvidia on a very regular basis, the 590's were a thank you.

We have about 20 cards in this office ranging from the 560ti, 6 6990's 10+ 590's etc etc etc...

The 470's in my experience were a worthless card, they didn't OC well...It was buggy, ours is in a box upstairs.

The 560 TI's on the other hand are wonderful performers, aren't power hogs and in every review have a 10-20% increase over the 470.

You also don't own a 560TI nor do you have experience with one...The 560TI can actually be OC'd very high and works well at higher resolutions; it also consumes LESS power at those resolutions then your 470.

If his location is a ballpark of where the only cities in the world are (with his apparent current location) than it is easier for him to order on-line. If that's the case, considering from every retailer they're the same price, he'd be stupid NOT to get the 560TI.
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Hi Guys,

Im thinking of buying a new graphics card and i always had my sights set on the GTX470 but now that the 5 series cards have come out im wondering whether i should invest in one instead.

Does anyone know the ratio of money spent to actual gain in performance? Should i stick with the 470 for the money i will save or is going for a 570 really worth it?

Also, which is the best card out of the 5 series? I know that most people reckoned the 470 was the best all rounder in the 4 series cards, i will be overlocking probabaly anyway so if anyone can point me in the right direction here i would be greatful!

Cheers guys!
get the gtx570 for sure,
get the asus direct cuII version,
if u want to buy a card for around the same price of gtx470 then get gtx560ti,it'll be better than gtx470,
get msi gtx560ti hawk,
but my vote goes to gtx570
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Incorrect and I appreciate the assumption. I'm an admin for a major computer company and do beta testing for Nvidia on a very regular basis, the 590's were a thank you.

We have about 20 cards in this office ranging from the 560ti, 6 6990's 10+ 590's etc etc etc...

The 470's in my experience were a worthless card, they didn't OC well...It was buggy, ours is in a box upstairs.

The 560 TI's on the other hand are wonderful performers, aren't power hogs and in every review have a 10-20% increase over the 470.

You also don't own a 560TI nor do you have experience with one...The 560TI can actually be OC'd very high and works well at higher resolutions; it also consumes LESS power at those resolutions then your 470.

If his location is a ballpark of where the only cities in the world are (with his apparent current location) than it is easier for him to order on-line. If that's the case, considering from every retailer they're the same price, he'd be stupid NOT to get the 560TI.
I have no experience with a GTX 560? I conquer that I do, I had one for almost a month while borrowing it from my stepdads setup while my card was RMA'd. I also have experience using a 2600k @5ghz with two 580s but I was forced to return the system due to my pay being jipped. Also, LESS POWER? You mean VRAM? Cause there is no way it can use less, unless a higher memory bandwidth, which it doesn't have. You can shut your mouth trying get to more e-peen. Way to jump to an assumption about me, don't be a hypocrite if you are going to mock me first. The 470 is a better buy in my opinion, the one I have used OC'd like a beast, and used the extra VRAM in GTA4 and STALKER COP(which is the game I play most) at 1080P+, and even BFBC2.
    
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I have no experience with a GTX 560? I conquer that I do, I had one for almost a month while borrowing it from my stepdads setup while my card was RMA'd. I also have experience using a 2600k @5ghz with two 580s but I was forced to return the system due to my pay being jipped. Also, LESS POWER? You mean VRAM? Cause there is no way it can use less, unless a higher memory bandwidth, which it doesn't have. You can shut your mouth trying get to more e-peen. Way to jump to an assumption about me, don't be a hypocrite if you are going to mock me first. The 470 is a better buy in my opinion, the one I have used OC'd like a beast, and used the extra VRAM in GTA4 and STALKER COP(which is the game I play most) at 1080P+, and even BFBC2.
No I mean less power consumption.

It's a fact in every benchmark, the 560 uses 20%+ less overall voltage than the 470 to achieve the same if not, higher clocks.

I wasn't trying to get an epeen, simply took a shot for receiving one...Know how it feels now don't you?

Quite honestly this isn't about your situation or mine; this is about his buying a current up to date card for his rig.

In terms of that, the best option is the 560 in terms of power consumption, performance and price.

If his location is the NY area, there's no way to get to a Microcenter in under 3 hours...That's another reality of his location and if he's in England, yeah I'm sure Microcenter relocated 200 stores just outside of London JUST for him.

Something you need to come to terms with is location often dictates your choices just like your job dictated your PC...We ALL don't live next to a Microcenter...That's reality.
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