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February 23, 2011 12:31:53 AM

Hello

I am deciding between the GTX 570 and GTX 560. I would like to know if it is worth buying the 570? It has been out for a while and the 560 is new.
The 580 is too expensive.
I know the 590 is coming out but that will probably cost a lot.

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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 1:06:24 AM

Are you gaming with your PC? If so, which games in particular?
February 23, 2011 2:13:45 AM

ubercake said:
Are you gaming with your PC? If so, which games in particular?

Games have now WOW and Burning Crusade, RTS games, and some other titles. Will buy Starcraft 2, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, Diablo 3(next year), Crysis, Final Fantasy Xiv online, RTS games, and more.
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a c 538 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 2:52:22 AM

My sources are showing the reference 570 about 10% faster than a 560 with a modest factory overclock.
a c 164 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 3:27:07 AM

Release date != performance. Just because a card was released first doesn't mean its more powerful then another. The GTX570 is faster then the GTX560. Buy whichever card fits your budget.
February 23, 2011 9:49:48 AM

17seconds said:
My sources are showing the reference 570 about 10% faster than a 560 with a modest factory overclock.


What if I overclock the 560? I am thinking about 2 560's SLI or One 570 and SLI later. ( I would SLI the 560 later also).

a c 124 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 11:05:44 AM

I'll just share my recent experience and opinion because I was torn with what to do for weeks and picked up a 580 yesterday to replace 3 5850s...

If you have money for 560s SLI, I say go for a single 580 and SLI later. I went from 3 5850s to a single 580 (I have my reasons) and am totally impressed with the single card. I run full details on medal of honor multiplayer at 1080p and stay around 125fps average which was only 15fps less than the 3 5850s together. From a playability standpoint, I couldn't even tell. My NBA2K11 fps stayed the same. My BFBC2 fps dropped 10 (85fps ave), but the minimum is much higher and right at 60fps. Also, there was absolutely no flickering in BFBC2 or Medal of Honor with the 580 that seemed to return with the latest AMD driver releases using the 5850s (the 11s).

If you get the 580, you may not need to think about SLI for a while. I know I could have gotten greater framerates with two 560s, but now I have two open slots on my motherboard for 580s in the future. Additionally, everything I play looks exceptional in 1080p. You'll get a bit better performance initially with the 560s, but I think you'll find a single 580 does the job quite well.
February 23, 2011 2:07:16 PM

ubercake said:
I'll just share my recent experience and opinion because I was torn with what to do for weeks and picked up a 580 yesterday to replace 3 5850s...

If you have money for 560s SLI, I say go for a single 580 and SLI later. I went from 3 5850s to a single 580 (I have my reasons) and am totally impressed with the single card. I run full details on medal of honor multiplayer at 1080p and stay around 125fps average which was only 15fps less than the 3 5850s together. From a playability standpoint, I couldn't even tell. My NBA2K11 fps stayed the same. My BFBC2 fps dropped 10 (85fps ave), but the minimum is much higher and right at 60fps. Also, there was absolutely no flickering in BFBC2 or Medal of Honor with the 580 that seemed to return with the latest AMD driver releases using the 5850s (the 11s).

If you get the 580, you may not need to think about SLI for a while. I know I could have gotten greater framerates with two 560s, but now I have two open slots on my motherboard for 580s in the future. Additionally, everything I play looks exceptional in 1080p. You'll get a bit better performance initially with the 560s, but I think you'll find a single 580 does the job quite well.


Yes if I can afford a 580 I will buy it. When I said SLI I meant in the Future.
I can afford the 570 or the 560
a c 538 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 3:18:47 PM

The Zotac GTX 560 AMP! card is factory overclocked to 950 mhz (822 mhz standard). This is a typical overclock without increasing voltage, so the chart below should give you an idea of how most overclocked GTX 560's perform (the Gigabyte SOC and the Sparkle Calibre are factory overclocked at 1000 mhz):

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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 23, 2011 5:56:53 PM
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The 560 or the 570 seem like a great deal with SLI in mind for the future. Get as much as you can now. It won't cost as much when you go to SLI later and you'll have more power all the way around.
February 24, 2011 11:04:46 AM

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