GTX 570 or HD 6970?

Hey guys,

I know the GTX 570 and HD 6970 trade blows and are better for different games...but, with that being said, is either card more favored than the other?

Which card is more 'future proof'? Which card is *generally* better for overlocking? I understand the latter questions may depend on the manufacturer...I am mainly talking about the 6970 MSI lightning and the 570 Twin Frozr III.

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  1. What resolution? Both cards are more than sufficient for a single 1920x1080 monitor. The 570 is a better choice for a single 1080p monitor because it's significantly cheaper, the HD 6970 is better for xHD monitors and multiple monitor gaming due to it's increased VRAM.

    The 570 is the better overclocker.
  2. I'll definitely be on a single monitor at 1920x1080. Are they both equally 'future proof' so to speak?
  3. Yes. Somebody will probably blab about the extra 768 making a difference but the only time you use more than 1GB (much less 1280MB) is at resolutions above 1920x1080, in which case a single card will not be fast enough. Like I said in the case of multiple monitors go with AMD.
  4. Ah okay. So for my single monitor set up the 570 should be the better option huh?

    I'm definitely going to be overclocking, so I think the 570 is better for that as well.
  5. It's a better performance per dollar option and they perform about the same at 1920x1080.
  6. 6970 is nearly the same as a 570 gtx where as the 570 wints for a 1% better resolution.I choose nvidia,tho if ure gonna go for a new built i suggest you to get a good and low vga, im going for an uber system in 3-4 yrs waiting for Maxwell Cuda where it will offer 16x better cuda than a current 5x series.Cheers pal!
  7. Seems like the majority say go with the GTX 570 and not worry at all about the vRam.
  8. Last I checked, both cards were similar priced with similar performance. The 6970 is about $20 extra, about the cost of the extra ram. It could be worth it to you as insurance, should games start taking advantage of the more ram in the near future.

    If you wish to do a 3 monitor setup, you will probably prefer the 6970, but if you are thinking about 3D vision, then go with the 570 (I am using 470's now as a result of 3D vision).
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