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EVGA SC GTX 570 vs PALIT SONIC GTX 570

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January 21, 2011 4:13:13 PM

Hello,
Can you guys help me decide which brand to take?

The PALIT card is overclocked slightly higher than the EVGA and has 2 fans.

But EVGA has really good reputation. So I'm torn between the two, do me a favor and help me please!

O, and Singaporean here and both brands have warranty of two years by the local distributors if I ain't wrong.

So help me kind souls of tomshardware community! Thanks! :D 
a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 4:26:51 PM

Personally i did go with the EVGA. For me its better.
Well, links of the 2 cards will be easier for us to help.. It will depends also upon ther specs, heat sync..
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a c 650 U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 4:30:33 PM

These are two very different cards, despite both being GTX570's.

The EVGA features the stock cooler, which is excellent, quiet, and vents heat outside the case.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

The Palit Sonic Platinum has a custom cooler that keeps the card very cool and quiet, but vents heat inside the case.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/palit-geforce-gtx-570-son...
For comparison, this card is similar to the EVGA from the same reviewer: http://www.guru3d.com/article/point-of-view-gtx-570-tgt...

You could really go with either one. For me, it really is a toss up, so maybe warranties and extras will be the deciding factor.
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a b U Graphics card
January 21, 2011 5:21:25 PM

Are they the same price?
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January 22, 2011 3:09:51 AM

Are you aware that the EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked has "life-time" warranty in U.S.?! Thus, it's the no brainer option considering both cards cost the same.
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January 22, 2011 3:32:03 AM

Yes, but the life-time warranty is only applicable to products bought in the US.

However, I would be buying my parts in Singapore and for both cards, the local distributor has only 2 year warranty for both cards. Thus making my decision that much harder.

So with the same 2-year warranty on both cards, which would you choose? Thanks!
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a c 650 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 3:35:06 AM

I'm going to go with; Singapore is a hot climate, so get the EVGA card that vents heat outside the case. How's that for a rationale? There's also a couple guys on these forums that always say never to get the Palit cards, for some reason. Maybe they know something. Everyone likes the EVGA's.
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January 22, 2011 3:36:54 AM

I think that the Palit is better because it's got two fans, 2MHz extra over the EVGA, not sure if that even matters,
it's got a custom cooler different than the standard.

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January 22, 2011 3:50:58 AM

But is the custom cooler better than the cooler on the EVGA?

Anymore advice on which to get? Thanks for all the advice up till now!
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January 22, 2011 3:54:55 AM

But isn't the MSI Twin Frozr II on stock speed? Would prefer to get a pre-overclocked version.

Thanks for the input though!
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January 22, 2011 4:36:42 AM

bpgram said:
Yes, but the life-time warranty is only applicable to products bought in the US.

However, I would be buying my parts in Singapore and for both cards, the local distributor has only 2 year warranty for both cards. Thus making my decision that much harder.

So with the same 2-year warranty on both cards, which would you choose? Thanks!

Then get the one suitable for your case.

Palit's cooler would be superior if you have a very well ventilated case such as HAF922; otherwise, EVGA's reference cooler would be better option.

BTW, you may also consider Asus which offers 3-year warranty worldwide.
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January 22, 2011 4:51:47 AM

bpgram said:
But isn't the MSI Twin Frozr II on stock speed? Would prefer to get a pre-overclocked version.

Thanks for the input though!

You should be able to reach 800MHz (offered by Palit) easily without even touch the voltage.

My Asus GTX460 DirectCU (non-TOP version) 1GB was OCed from 675(core)-1350(shader)-3600(memory) to 850-1700-4000 without increasing the voltage.
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January 22, 2011 5:11:08 AM

Well, the Sonic Plat. edition is already pre-overclocked to 800mhz. So I think it'll be much more convenient.

Only problem is deciding between the two pre-overclocked versions by the two different manufacturers.
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January 22, 2011 5:13:38 AM

I'm more impressed with the Vapor chamber coolers on the reference style 580/570, they obviously work excellent. Vapor chambers aren't used very often because they add expense to the card.
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January 22, 2011 5:23:43 AM

bpgram said:
Well, the Sonic Plat. edition is already pre-overclocked to 800mhz. So I think it'll be much more convenient.

Only problem is deciding between the two pre-overclocked versions by the two different manufacturers.

It took me less than 30sec to OC. Video card OCing is much easier than CPU OCing. DIY FTW!

And tell us what your case is.
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January 22, 2011 5:58:39 AM

O my case is a Cooler Master HAF 922.

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January 22, 2011 6:28:18 AM

To be safe. :)  Never know what may happen once you start meddling with the cards.

So if I am hell-bent on getting a overclocked version, which would you recommend?

Thanks all once again! :) 
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January 22, 2011 7:56:20 AM

bpgram said:
O my case is a Cooler Master HAF 922.

The Palit card will run cooler than EVGA one in your case.
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January 22, 2011 8:31:43 AM

O, thanks! :) 

Anyone else seconds the notion that the Palit card would be a better choice?
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January 22, 2011 8:45:32 AM

Palit, it's better!
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January 22, 2011 9:01:59 AM

Alrighto! Palit Sonic Platinum GTX 570, here I come. :) 
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January 22, 2011 9:40:07 AM

Best answer selected by bpgram.
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January 22, 2011 9:55:33 AM

doesn't foxcon sell one locally?
they are based right in that area, and would not be shocked to learn they sell unbranded cards cheep.
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January 22, 2011 10:00:05 AM

Just checked, Foxcon apparently only shows the 8000-9000 series of Nvidia cards on their website and has a very limited range of items.

Or is it just that they did not update their website? I'm not sure. XD
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 22, 2011 4:28:54 PM

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