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So I've been looking benchmarks and reviews about these two GPUs and which one is more powerfull with the newest drivers. Can't find any info about that myself so if you could help me?
(Sorry for my bad english, my mother tongue isn't english)
post #2 of 16
It depends,
You gonna stay on single card and 1 monitor: GTX570
You want to do CF/SLI in future and thinking of 3 monitors: HD6970
HD6970 preforms better in CF than a GTX570SLI + on higher resolution it just crush GTX570(I mean resolution like:2560×1600). I' ve bought 2x HD6970 and I'm playing on: 5760 x 1080, at that resolution GTX570 dont stand any chances(cuz of HD6970's 2GB VRAM)
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my friends 570 died after he started pushing the clocks..a lot of people online complain about the use of cheap vram chips, But i dont know for sure.

Save up and go for the gtx580 instead, that card seems to be the only solid 5xx card from nvidia
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I am in the same position (GTX 570 DirectCu II vs 6970 DirectCU II), they are the same price here in the Netherlands. After going back and forth between the two I settled on the 6970 version, only because having a bit more vram may be beneficial in the coming year or two, and because newer drivers from AMD may give a better advantage over the more mature nVidia drivers for the GTX 570, although I have to say that it might not make any actual difference in real terms.

The fact is that assuming you only have one monitor at 1080p or 1920x1200 like I have, either card will be a solid buy, but of course if you plan to go multi-monitor in the future then the 6970 is the obvious choice.

Don't worry too much about GTX 570 vrm's self destructing when overclocked, the ones on the DirectCu version are much better quality....
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At launch the HD6970 was a bit faster but that might've changed lately.
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Here you can see the comparison after each card has been overclocked. These aren't specifically the DirectCU II models however.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...nfrozr_2/3.htm
    
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I wouldn't go for a GTX 570 for any reason. the VRM problems are too obvious for me to take interest in. I'd go for a 6970 hands down anyway.

The 2GB of Vram is such a nice thing to have even at 1080p, because there are a few games that will eat up that ram like cake, or pie, whichever suits you.
     
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So I've been looking benchmarks and reviews about these two GPUs and which one is more powerfull with the newest drivers. Can't find any info about that myself so if you could help me?
(Sorry for my bad english, my mother tongue isn't english)
Few things to consider and since you didn't post your computer specs or aspirations for down the road it's hard to just say what's best for you.

$400 ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU AMD suggest a 550 watt PSU with one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector.

$350 ASUS GTX570 DirectCU Nvidia suggest a 500 watt PSU with two 6-pin power connectors.

If your going to run one or two monitors 1920x1080p resolution the GTX 570 might be your card.

If your planning on 3D gaming / 3D movies regardless of higher resolution then the GTX 570 is your card for sure. It does run up to 2560x1600 resolution in 3D. There are no vram issues with the ASUS DCUII GTX 570. Physx is a nice perk but few games offer it currently.

If your going to run three or more monitors (no 3D) or just want better performance for $50 more then the AMD 6970 is your card easily.

In benchmarks the GTX 570 wins some but the majority goes to the AMD 6970 and it wins by small margins in some and greater margins in others. Where the GTX 570 wins it's only small margins. The AMD 6970 is the higher performer out of these two cards your planning on.

So as you can see there are reasons why it depends on what your going to use or do with your computer as well as your computer specs.

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I wouldn't go for a GTX 570 for any reason. the VRM problems are too obvious for me to take interest in. I'd go for a 6970 hands down anyway.

The 2GB of Vram is such a nice thing to have even at 1080p, because there are a few games that will eat up that ram like cake, or pie, whichever suits you.
I beg to differ, having more vram dosen't improve FPS in games, it's only higher resolution monitors that you will see a difference in benchmarks.

Oh wow, just noticed I'm about to hit 500 posts on OCN with this one. LOL.
     
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I wouldn't go for a GTX 570 for any reason. the VRM problems are too obvious for me to take interest in. I'd go for a 6970 hands down anyway.

The 2GB of Vram is such a nice thing to have even at 1080p, because there are a few games that will eat up that ram like cake, or pie, whichever suits you.
I've never came close to using all my 1GB vRAM on 1920x1080.

You can get non-reference 570's with upgraded VRM's.
    
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So I've been looking benchmarks and reviews about these two GPUs and which one is more powerfull with the newest drivers. Can't find any info about that myself so if you could help me?
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6970, because i <3 AMD.
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