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I currently own a MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr and my unused Asus EAH5970, I was trying to sell both cards on my local forum to fund a GTX 590 and have since met with a few issues which I hope you guys could help me out with.

1) 5970 as good as it is during the past it no longer has any much value in the second hand market.

2) The hassles of selling both card to get a GTX 590 does not seem to be ideally positive as they don't seem to be in the 'hot demand section' anymore.

Amusingly, that is where the dilemma part comes in. A trader on my forum offered me his MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr which is also the exact same model I happened to be using. Basically I could run SLI on both GTX 570 but is that worth it comparing to getting 1 GTX 590 ?

What are the cons of trading my 5970 with his GTX 570 ? I am aware that 5970 is pretty old now compared to the GTX 570 which came out later, though neck to neck comparison; 5970 seems to be stronger in my humble opinion.

I am from Singapore and scouting through my forum latest transactions of this 2 cards; 5970 was sold at around SGD500 and GTX 570 at SGD450.

What would you guys suggest ? Just trade it off ? Or sell both for a 590 ?

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The 570s in sli will be pretty fast. Perhaps faster than a 590 due to the massive underclocking that nvidia has done in order to keep it in spec. Overall its a pretty gimped card for that reason. I would go for 570s in SLI.
    
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SLI 570's would be as powerful as a 590 without as much vram. The 5970 is a much faster card than the 570, I would say the biggest performance gain you could get out of the whole situation would be to trade the 570 for another 5970 since the 570's are in much higher demand, or sell the 570 and get a 5870 or 5970. I would have the person add money on top of the 570 for your 5970 personally if you were going down that road, but again, its all up to you.
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I used to have 2x5970 and then sold one off and put the other 5970 on my back up rig. There are few games the 5970 can't play with max settings. The only issues I have with the 5970 is that AMD drivers are craptastic. Don't even think about getting 2x5970. The 5970 is faster than the GTX 570.

The GTX 590 is plagued with many issues but with the latest Nvidia drivers, the issues has been contained with the sacrifice of a few performance losses.

I believe your best bet is to get another GTX 570. It will definitely be faster than a 5970 and maybe slightly faster than a GTX 590
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Originally Posted by Nexus6;13266244 
I used to have 2x5970 and then sold one off and put the other 5970 on my back up rig. There are few games the 5970 can't play with max settings. The only issues I have with the 5970 is that AMD drivers are craptastic. Don't even think about getting 2x5970. The 5970 is faster than the GTX 570.

The GTX 590 is plagued with many issues but with the latest Nvidia drivers, the issues has been contained with the sacrifice of a few performance losses.

I believe your best bet is to get another GTX 570. It will definitely be faster than a 5970 and maybe slightly faster than a GTX 590

^What he said.

Even though the HD5970 is almost 20% more powerful than the GTX570, I'd trade it so you can have a GTX570 SLI smile.gif

I think it'll be worth it wink.gif
    
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Appreciate the fast replies, hmmm so to get 2 x 5970 ? I am not sure if I should be hanging on to the 5series as their value would probably drop even more in the future and how much more performance would I expect for running 2 x 5970 vs 2 x 570 ? Would appreciate if there is some chart or statistics ?

Might be a hard thing to find 5970 these days. No one wants to sell them as they are still performing decently but not worth a resale these days.
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Originally Posted by Nexus6;13266244 
I used to have 2x5970 and then sold one off and put the other 5970 on my back up rig. There are few games the 5970 can't play with max settings. The only issues I have with the 5970 is that AMD drivers are craptastic. Don't even think about getting 2x5970. The 5970 is faster than the GTX 570.

The GTX 590 is plagued with many issues but with the latest Nvidia drivers, the issues has been contained with the sacrifice of a few performance losses.

I believe your best bet is to get another GTX 570. It will definitely be faster than a 5970 and maybe slightly faster than a GTX 590

Just saw your post, very informative and you answered me before I could post the questions. Thank you.

So I guess SLI 570 seems to be the ideal way to go for now but hey keep the suggestions/opinions coming.
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Originally Posted by mistkron;13266377 
Just saw your post, very informative and you answered me before I could post the questions. Thank you.

So I guess SLI 570 seems to be the ideal way to go for now but hey keep the suggestions/opinions coming.

I have two 570s and all I can say is, you will be spoiled.


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Trade the 5970. 570's in SLI OC'ed will be faster than a 590.
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