Originally Posted by phantasmor;13235112
well.... from that i learn 2 things:
1. the 570 has a 100mhz lower core clock than the 560, but i assume that the same is true for the 580, more than likely it is even lower
2. stability is not everything, but i kind of figured that, i just wanted people to confirm it
now new question, i knew overclocking was dangerous before, but now i am thinking that it may be really, really worth it if you don't push it too far, and that you need a really good card, which is random(again all of this i considered before but now seems a lot clearer)
No, The default 580 clock is higher. Clock speeds are not the only factors on performance though. If that were the case the 550 Ti would be the fastest card. I'm not really that educated on the other cards to tell you everything about them.
Overclocking is definitely worth it. It's a fun (yet stressful and time consuming) hobby and it has always been worth it if you educate yourself on what you're doing. These forums hold a wealth of information and is great resource for getting started.
Originally Posted by cutty1998;13235165
I love the triple fan Gigabyte ,I really shot myself in the foot ,jumping and buying a 570 the first 3 days they hit the Egg. The Twin Frozer is kickass as always ,But If I could do a Re-do ,I would go Gigabyte triple fan , now I am banging my head ,waiting to get another Zalman Vf3000f for another $80(what a loss). I mean ,There are more cards out there now than I have ever seen ! It is really a buyers market!
Might have been the best choice at launch, but I would stay away from any reference 570 at this point. No reason not to.Edited by gl0ry - 4/22/11 at 5:59pm