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July 18, 2013 7:32:10 PM

Hey,

So I currently have an EVGA GTX 560 card, not Ti, and have the opportunity to purchase my friend's EVGA GTX 570 HD, which comes factory Super Clocked and has a Lifetime Warranty for just $75. Thing is that I am not to sure how much of a difference this will really make. I can run every game I have tried on Max Settings, except for Witcher 2, but if I turn off Ubersampling then it works fine with the rest maxed, and have never seen any real latency. Thing is that I am seeing that PCI Express 2.0 cards are getting rarer and rarer, and was hoping to be able to make some upgrades to my rig before I had to go and get a whole new Motherboard.

So does anyone have any experience or opinions of the matter? $75 isn't a whole bunch of cash for a good upgrade, but if in the end I am not going to see a heavy difference then it's not worth it.

Oh ya, and I'm running an i5 2400 3.1 GHz processor, so I don't believe I am bottlenecking myself with my processor, making the upgrade worthless regardless.

Thanks for the help.
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July 18, 2013 7:54:06 PM

gtx570 is around 20% faster than 560Ti, offer same horse power with gtx660 @ $200..
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/547?vs=518

you'll see the difference, but not big one..

worth it? yes..for $75, 20% difference and life time warranty graphic card.
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July 18, 2013 8:51:15 PM

Owtlaw1 said:
Hey,

So I currently have an EVGA GTX 560 card, not Ti, and have the opportunity to purchase my friend's EVGA GTX 570 HD, which comes factory Super Clocked and has a Lifetime Warranty for just $75. Thing is that I am not to sure how much of a difference this will really make. I can run every game I have tried on Max Settings, except for Witcher 2, but if I turn off Ubersampling then it works fine with the rest maxed, and have never seen any real latency. Thing is that I am seeing that PCI Express 2.0 cards are getting rarer and rarer, and was hoping to be able to make some upgrades to my rig before I had to go and get a whole new Motherboard.

So does anyone have any experience or opinions of the matter? $75 isn't a whole bunch of cash for a good upgrade, but if in the end I am not going to see a heavy difference then it's not worth it.

Oh ya, and I'm running an i5 2400 3.1 GHz processor, so I don't believe I am bottlenecking myself with my processor, making the upgrade worthless regardless.

Thanks for the help.



if you are planing on buying a GTX 760 for $240 in the next minths , then it is not worth it ... keep the money to get the wonderfull GTX 760 ..

if not , then yes it is worth it.
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