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Anonymous
June 3, 2013 7:29:55 PM

I just built a new rig and purchased a used gtx 570 for what i consider a very good price. I am debating whether i should buy another of the same to run sli or get a 780. when i had sli evga 448 classified ultras i got somewhere around 2200 in unigine heaven 2.5 running at defaults and around a P9400 in 3DMark11. I can spend an additional $160 or so, for a second 570, or spend $650 for a 780. I have no idea how to compare the performance of these 2 setups. Any thoughts?

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June 3, 2013 7:34:14 PM

GTX 780 is significantly better. But it is also super expensive.
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June 3, 2013 7:40:59 PM

Anonymous said:
I just built a new rig and purchased a used gtx 570 for what i consider a very good price. I am debating whether i should buy another of the same to run sli or get a 780. when i had sli evga 448 classified ultras i got somewhere around 2200 in unigine heaven 2.5 running at defaults and around a P9400 in 3DMark11. I can spend an additional $160 or so, for a second 570, or spend $650 for a 780. I have no idea how to compare the performance of these 2 setups. Any thoughts?


The 780 if you can afford it.

Its going to probably get about 10-20 frames more than the GTX 570's and it wont have micro stutter.
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June 3, 2013 8:20:04 PM

Maybe i should stick with the single 570. I've seen framerates of any where from 60 to over 100 depending on the game. i run my processor at 3.5ghz. I think the 570 is still in the game. For some reason evga or nvidia, has limited the voltage to 1.100. Ive seen that on 2 different evga 570 cards so far.
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June 4, 2013 5:32:41 PM

If I were you, I would simply get a single GTX 770. As we can see in the charts, it can run most anything. This would be only $400, and it would also provide you with the opportunity to purchase another when the time comes for dual-SLI, which would blow away a GTX 780.
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June 10, 2013 7:15:18 PM

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If I were you, I would simply get a single GTX 770. As we can see in the charts, it can run most anything. This would be only $400, and it would also provide you with the opportunity to purchase another when the time comes for dual-SLI, which would blow away a GTX 780.


I'd prefer to stay away from a 256 bit card. I guess the real question is what can i get for around $300 and be a good value. They have not dropped the price of the 670s or 680s. i would not buy a 660ti. So what will fill the gap between a 770 for $400 and a 780 for $650?
I still think 2 570s for $300 is good performance for the money.

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June 10, 2013 7:21:41 PM

Anonymous said:
Maybe i should stick with the single 570. I've seen framerates of any where from 60 to over 100 depending on the game. i run my processor at 3.5ghz. I think the 570 is still in the game. For some reason evga or nvidia, has limited the voltage to 1.100. Ive seen that on 2 different evga 570 cards so far.


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dannyboy2233 said:
If I were you, I would simply get a single GTX 770. As we can see in the charts, it can run most anything. This would be only $400, and it would also provide you with the opportunity to purchase another when the time comes for dual-SLI, which would blow away a GTX 780.


I'd prefer to stay away from a 256 bit card. I guess the real question is what can i get for around $300 and be a good value. They have not dropped the price of the 670s or 680s. i would not buy a 660ti. So what will fill the gap between a 770 for $400 and a 780 for $650?
I still think 2 570s for $300 is good performance for the money.

I agree, particularly if you already own a 570. It's what people always recommend.... "always get a single powerful card so you can add a second later for an inexpensive upgrade." Well, you are that guy.
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June 26, 2013 10:56:41 PM

Ive decided to add a 2nd 570 for now, because of the price. If I bought a 770 i'd have to spend $400 plus the $160 i already spent on the 570.
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August 20, 2013 2:46:20 PM

Anonymous said:
Ive decided to add a 2nd 570 for now, because of the price. If I bought a 770 i'd have to spend $400 plus the $160 i already spent on the 570.


Hi there, im facing a similar situation and would appreicate your input. I get pretty good performance from my single 570, however this is is only on one monitor. What is your performance like after adding a second card? I currenly have a single gtx570 and am considering either adding another 570 card so I can do surround(not 3d surround), or should I upgrade to something newer?
I would ideally like to do surround + an acessory display.

I have a system I built 2 years ago:
8 core AMD fx @ 4.2ghz
Asus GTX570 1.25gb
16gb ram
3 21' displays each capable of 1680*1050 (only 2 connected to card currently)

my thoughts for upgrading are to either:
a. buy another gtx570
b. buy 2 AMD hd7970 (price has really dropped)
c. drop a chunk of change on a gtx780 (my original idea, but then I started to think pricepoint, which led to option A & B above)
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August 21, 2013 4:11:08 PM

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Anonymous said:
Ive decided to add a 2nd 570 for now, because of the price. If I bought a 770 i'd have to spend $400 plus the $160 i already spent on the 570.


Hi there, im facing a similar situation and would appreicate your input. I get pretty good performance from my single 570, however this is is only on one monitor. What is your performance like after adding a second card? I currenly have a single gtx570 and am considering either adding another 570 card so I can do surround(not 3d surround), or should I upgrade to something newer?
I would ideally like to do surround + an acessory display.

I have a system I built 2 years ago:
8 core AMD fx @ 4.2ghz
Asus GTX570 1.25gb
16gb ram
3 21' displays each capable of 1680*1050 (only 2 connected to card currently)

my thoughts for upgrading are to either:
a. buy another gtx570
b. buy 2 AMD hd7970 (price has really dropped)
c. drop a chunk of change on a gtx780 (my original idea, but then I started to think pricepoint, which led to option A & B above)


I only run monitor at 1080p so i cant say anything about multi-monitor. I will say 2 570s puts out a good deal of heat. It appears the voltage is limited to 1.100 on EVGA 570s, regardless of flavor. I had previously the 448 classifed ultra and was an overclockers dream. Even their 570 classified has the voltage gimped. If you go sli, maybe the gtx 660, or even the 650ti boost and save some money. For most people all you need is one card. The GTX 760 looks promising. I still think there will be a 770ti coming out with 1920 cuda cores at some point for about $500. I've never owned an AMD card but if the price is good go for it.

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June 15, 2014 5:52:37 PM

I have been looking, and a 2 way SLI of 570's , and they perform up to par against a 680, and a 760 (single cards).
I personally just saw 2 570's on craigslist for 150 (for both), If you are wanting to have more of a budget build, and want to wait a year and a half, then buy a 770, or 780. I was also looking at fps benchmarks for for comparisons between 770/760/780ti, and the 770 ran bo2 15-20 fps higher than the 780! Personally, This summer, I am building a computer with a fx-6300, and a 760 ti, 8 or 12 gb ram (corsair venegence)
ALL IN ALL, 2 WAY SLI 570 IS A BETTER BANG FOR YOUR BUCK (100 FPS ULTRA CRYSIS 2)
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July 8, 2014 3:43:19 AM

I have 2x GTX 570s in SLI running BF4 (all I play) and it was a great improvement over a single 570 (20-60fps depending on the activity on screen - low end when on Seige of Shanghai and all the floaty burning bits are all over the screen). With the 570s in SLI mode I now get about 190% of the framerate or one - from about 50-110 but this is all on High rather than ultra setting for graphics. If I try to go to Ultra then the FPS drop back to similar rates for a single card on high. Having said that running in High mode is still impressive and gives a good balance between quality and performance.

The things you need to consider if you are going to run 570s together are power and cooling. Firstly make sure your power supply can support the whole system with an extra 200+ watts in the case - get a good power supply if you dont have one already - mine is 850W and cost about £80). The problem I have on my motherboard is that the size of the card prohibits me from using slots that give space between the cards so I am forced to run them side by side and the one with the fan next to the other card is appreciably hotter (by about 20 degrees when flat out). I have about 8 fans going in the system (with liquid cooling (H100) in the processor (aside from the 3 in each card) and the whole rig belts out enough heat to slowly cook me while I play BF4!

I was looking at the 770/780 option and I am not convinced by the metrics that they would run BF4 in Ultra mode any better than the 570s with SLI. The 570 is a great card. (I use MSI afterburner to control the fans and overclocking - works very well and stops the fans running at 70% when nothing is happening - LOUD).
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August 14, 2014 5:39:02 PM

Going to jump in here on the 570sli debate now that we are in the latter half of 2014.

I agree with the above that there isn't much in the performance area for the money which would be a better value then adding an additional 570 to an already existing 570 for an sli setup (this may change come 2015 depending on new cards available and price ranges). The concern with any SLI setup is always to ensure you have a power supply for it.

I primarily play BF4 as well, though I have done quite a bit to ensure I'm not overtaxing the cards and just creating additional heat. The biggest issue 570's in sli have is the vram limit. If you are playing BF4, you will hit that 1.25GB vram limit very quickly at high/ultra settings. The 570 sli has the muscle for it, but not the resources.

I suggest keep 'Texture Filtering' to 'Medium', run AntiAliasing Post 'Medium' instead of AntiAliasing Deferred, keep that 'OFF' and Post Process Quality to 'Low'. All other settings you can keep on High with SSAO and achieve 60fps with relative ease. I suggest keeping Vertical Sync 'On' to cap it at 60fps, this will ensure your not using the GPUs more than necessary.

To combat additional heat, I have actually underclocked my 570's running 0.938volts. 640mhz core and 1781mhz (effective 3562mhz) memory with a custom fan speed all done through MSi Afterburner. This has really helped keep the cards cooler and the room livable with an SLI setup (heat and noise with regard to fans). To ensure I keep high FPS on BF4, I only sacrifice Effects Quality to 'Medium' and I continue to enjoy smooth game play. (besides, I have noticed too many effects actually get in the way of game play, I pref this setting to Medium).

(Note, some of my setting are because I run dual monitor 1920x1080, but I game on one screen that is 24" the other is 40". This does draw some performance but nothing that holds me back. If your on one screen, you will likely be able to running Effects Quality on 'High' and increase Post Processing to make everything a bit more pretty and maintain 60 fps)

All things being equal, my second 570sli was $100 bucks. When I bought my first I sold my old 260 GTX and got the 570 for a deal not long after it's release. The other notable issue is ensuring your system is up to providing 570's in SLI the data rate it needs, this may be best for people that have some overclocking experience to pull the performance out of them for a current gaming solution in BF4. Besides the typical benefits of an overclock, I find the single best performance increase is the FSB a minimum of +10% will ensure that 60 fps level is kept regularly. You just need to have a CPU behind it all ready for the task.

This has been a great GPU path and if you want to consider it, ensure your up to tweak.

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August 14, 2014 7:16:32 PM

Very good responses, thanks!
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