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Need Help: GTX 580 or 570?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2011 12:21:08 AM

Hey guys, just wanting an informed opinion on which GPU to (appropriately) pair with my Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) CPU. Thanks in advance and looking to hear from the knowledgeable.

More about : gtx 580 570

a c 607 U Graphics card
August 17, 2011 3:57:31 AM

If you can afford the GTX 580, you should go for it. There's nothing like having the best and never having to worry if you have enough horsepower. Either card is a great match for your processor, and it really just depends on your video card budget. The sky's the limit with a Sandy Bridge CPU, so decide if you can spend $320 or $420 and pick accordingly.
a b U Graphics card
August 17, 2011 12:14:00 PM

Meh.. A GTX 570 will be plenty enough for anything up to 1080p. The difference between the two cards is anywhere from 10-15% in most games. In other words, 5-10 fps when you are getting over 60 fps. You will not be able to notice a difference between the two.

IMO get the 570 and save the money for a nice SSD on your system. An extra $200 is not worth 5 fps when you wont even notice it.