Originally Posted by Akuu
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.
Originally Posted by Imglidinhere
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.