Nvidia 570? The card to get ?

For the $300+ price range, is the Geforce 570 gtx THE card to get? What is the closest ATI offers that matches performance? I'm definitely leaning Nvidia after several ATI cards and driver issues over the last few years.

Also, is the 580 gtx worth the extra $130+ extra money for price/performance? Thanks all.
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  1. Also, i'm upgrading from a 5870 card. I've got a Q6600 quad core, P5E mobo, 3 GB ram, Win 7 32-bit.
  2. what's your gaming resolution ? a GTX 570 is facing a HD 6970, both preforming similar to each other depending on the game.
    GTX 580 is 20% faster than GTX 570
  3. If I were you (I might as well be, I'm also considering upgrading my 5870), I'd wait for the next generation of cards to be released in a couple of months time.

    It might also be worth considering looking around for a cheap 2nd 5870 to give you a boost in Crossfire.

    If you are determined to upgrade now, a 570 is certainly a good option, it is comparable to the 6970 (slightly slower) and the 6950 (slightly faster) depending on the title. The $130 premium is almost definitely not worth it if you aren't concerned with losing 5-10fps.
  4. ilysaml said:
    what's your gaming resolution ? a GTX 570 is facing a HD 6970, both preforming similar to each other depending on the game.


    I game at 1920x1080. So I'm guessing the 570 outperforms the 5870 enough to notice?

    Also, is EVGA still a recommended brand? I had an EVGA 8800GT, loved that card.
  5. HD 5870 is comparable with GTX 560Ti, GTX 570 outperforms the HD 5870.
    And yea EVGA is still a great brand, and seems to be the best partner for nVidia like Sapphire to AMD
  6. The_Healer said:
    If I were you (I might as well be, I'm also considering upgrading my 5870), I'd wait for the next generation of cards to be released in a couple of months time.

    It might also be worth considering looking around for a cheap 2nd 5870 to give you a boost in Crossfire.

    If you are determined to upgrade now, a 570 is certainly a good option, it is comparable to the 6970 (slightly slower) and the 6950 (slightly faster) depending on the title. The $130 premium is almost definitely not worth it if you aren't concerned with losing 5-10fps.



    Gotcha. Yeah, I really don't want to spend 500 bones for a GPU, especially when the 570 looks to be more than sufficient.

    I would wait , but I'd like to have a new card for BF3 and Skyrim. It would be nice to be able to play RAGE too, hoping I don't have the same issues as I do with the 5870.
  7. The_Healer said:
    If you are determined to upgrade now, a 570 is certainly a good option, it is comparable to the 6970 (slightly slower) and the 6950 (slightly faster) depending on the title.

    I don't understand which is being faster and slower than which ??
    GTX 580>HD 6970>GTX 570>HD 6950> GTX 560Ti
  8. Rage performance analysed, a 5870 can max out the game 60 FPS.
  9. ilysaml said:
    Rage performance analysed, a 5870 can max out the game 60 FPS.


    unfortunately, it just doesn't run. I blame id software for most of the problems, AMD and Id apparently didn't work at all with each other prior to the game's release, constant freezing and CTD. Check out the official forum. It's a disgrace. Nvidia users are having issues too, but it seems us Radeon peeps got the brunt of it...
  10. Both have had hot fixes and shouldn't be having many issues anymore. Make sure you have the current/beta drivers. The 570 can be oced to stock 580 performance, so yes, at the price they currently are going they are kind of the sweet spot right now. I love my 570
  11. FlintIronStagg said:
    Both have had hot fixes and shouldn't be having many issues anymore. Make sure you have the current/beta drivers. The 570 can be oced to stock 580 performance, so yes, at the price they currently are going they are kind of the sweet spot right now. I love my 570


    The 570 does seem the be the best bang for ya buck GPU out there at the moment in the price range. I've just bought my 570 and I'm loving it.
  12. get the CHEAPER and faster than 580 , 6950 toxic b4 they run out at newegg and unlock it to 6970 with the flick of a switch. they also scale and do better in xfire than 570 sli.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951&Tpk=toxic%206950

    PROOF: http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1314058882coKkAOSjl9_11_2_l.jpg

    read rest of article for more info ;)
  13. Mid-highgfx said:
    get the CHEAPER and faster than 580 , 6950 toxic b4 they run out at newegg and unlock it to 6970 with the flick of a switch. they also scale and do better in xfire than 570 sli.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951&Tpk=toxic%206950

    PROOF: http://www.hardocp.com/images/articles/1314058882coKkAOSjl9_11_2_l.jpg

    read rest of article for more info ;)

    im sorry, but getting a bios unlocked 6950 to perform where a stock 580 is.... how about ocing a 570 to where a 580 is? its all irrelevant when you take in overclocking
  14. im running a 470 that works great, the 570 fixes its only problems (heat) so is an even better card imo
  15. we1shcake said:
    im running a 470 that works great, the 570 fixes its only problems (heat) so is an even better card imo

    the 570 is right between the 480 and 580
  16. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075
    there you go, 289.99 w/rebate AND it comes with a game.
  17. FlintIronStagg said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075
    there you go, 289.99 w/rebate AND it comes with a game.


    That's a ******* HUGE rebate :o! lol!
  18. FlintIronStagg said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162075
    there you go, 289.99 w/rebate AND it comes with a game.

    .
  19. LOL, i guess im in demand
  20. I ended up going with the 580 GTX, amazing card, runs BF3 fully maxed out and smooth as butter. It's a very noticeable difference over my 5870.
  21. dozerking said:
    I ended up going with the 580 GTX, amazing card, runs BF3 fully maxed out and smooth as butter. It's a very noticeable difference over my 5870.

    Grats on the upgrade, glad you like the 580.
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