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October 13, 2011 3:50:27 PM

I am at a standstill here,

I Had decided to buy the "MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX"
but then I check back a day later, and the

"Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX"
Is $140 cheaper.

I hear that the MSI has better cooling than Grainward, but is it really worth 140 bucks?

What would you do?

MSI vs Grainward.

More about : msi grainward

October 13, 2011 4:00:17 PM

Need help :( 
a c 253 U Graphics card
October 13, 2011 4:31:23 PM

MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $319.99 and a $30 rebate---$289.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is the price for the Gainward ? This looks pretty low for the MSI. The other 570 by MSI is $369.99 , MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 13, 2011 4:32:31 PM

wait.. are these the stock reference versions? you aren't linking which cards you are comparing.
October 13, 2011 4:58:45 PM

inzone said:
MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $319.99 and a $30 rebate---$289.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What is the price for the Gainward ? This looks pretty low for the MSI. The other 570 by MSI is $369.99 , MSI N570GTX Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah this is a site from Norway. I cant order from newegg, they dont deliver to Norway.

MSI GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX Is $530
(http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=638785)
Gainward GeForce GTX 570 1280MB PhysX is: $353
(http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=648586)
My question is Is it worth the extra cash to get the MSI version.
October 13, 2011 5:26:51 PM

I tend to like the twin frozr III over the Gainward, but the gain isn't great enough to pass upt 173 dollars in savings. So I will say go with the Gainward, they've been around a decent amount of time, and are said to have good customer service... well the same customer service as Palit hardware.
October 13, 2011 5:47:19 PM

thank you. I hate living in norway with these insane prices :( 
a c 253 U Graphics card
October 13, 2011 5:54:48 PM

There is definatly something wrong with the MSI price , it shouldn't be that high. The Gainward is more in line for the average price. Do all of the MSI cards show the type of price increase over the other cards. I tried going to the sites you posted but I don't speak Norweigen.
October 13, 2011 6:01:05 PM

well. He's comparing an overclocked MSI Twin Frozr III to Gainward's (aka Palit) stock 570. so that explains the large difference in price. the Gainward OC cards are inline with the pricing of the MSI.
October 13, 2011 6:04:05 PM

Basicly the Gainward is on sale. (-16%) So thats why its extremely different.
October 13, 2011 6:12:36 PM

no, really - you are comparing an oc card vs a stock in price. the "Golden Sample, or Goes Like Hell" are Gainward's oc'd versions. but again, the gains vs price over there makes the Gainward 570 with arkham city a more affordable solution.

List of all GTX 570's from that site:
http://www.komplett.no/k/search.aspx?q=GTX+570
October 13, 2011 6:19:01 PM

I dont know that much about graphic cards to be honest.

This may be a dumb question, but can't I just overclock this stock card myself, and it will be on the same level as "Golden Sample, or Goes Like Hell"?
or is this a different type of OC, that happens during production.
October 13, 2011 6:41:25 PM

well yes, that's why I am all about going with the Gainward stock card. the price increase for the other cards aren't worth the difference in performance between them over there.
October 13, 2011 6:52:48 PM

Cool thanks, Just ordered a whole bunch of new components to build :D 

sad thing is it cost me $2192 to build it, (not including HDD's)
October 13, 2011 7:12:45 PM

Gainward cards are fine, I've used them a few times in the past (as well as my present card) and I've never had any problems. The price for the MSI card is ridiculous, despite the frozr range being very good indeed. Go for the Gainward, it'll serve you just fine.
October 13, 2011 7:35:14 PM

elyo said:
I dont know that much about graphic cards to be honest.

This may be a dumb question, but can't I just overclock this stock card myself, and it will be on the same level as "Golden Sample, or Goes Like Hell"?
or is this a different type of OC, that happens during production.


Yes, the difference with the pre-overclocked cards are, that you are guaranteed (including warranty) that they can run at that speed.

I am currently using a Gainward GTX 570 PhANTOM³ and am happy with it's performance.

To overclock your card, simply download MSI Afterburner and increase the core/shader and memory clocks, that is all there is to it.
Of course do run some tests to find a safe overclock, but really, that is all that is needed.

I am currently running mine at 850 core / 1700 shader and 1990 memory at stock voltage.

Disclaimer: all chips are different, and none are guaranteed to overclock.
October 13, 2011 7:42:16 PM

isn't the Phantom's the water cooled ones with the gorgeous radiators?
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