What Geforce card to get? 570, 580?

Hey All,

Looking to get a geforce card for my new build.

I would prefer to get a single card (i think) setup to avoid microstuttering issues.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: OCZ ZX series gold 850w - not bought yet can upgrade if necessary

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: ASRock Z68 EXTREME3 GEN3, i5-2500k, G-Skills 14900 4gbx2

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: http://www.bestdirect.ca

PARTS PREFERENCES: nividia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 maybe 1920 x 1600

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I am a little unsure which card to get. I want to get a decent card that will last for a while without being a rip off.
There is quite a wide range in price even within the same card model.

Here are some I have been looking at:

Geforce 570:

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2560MB GDDR5 (025-P3-1579-AR) nVidia GeForce GTX 570Chipset(732MHz) 2560MB GDDR5 Memory(3800MHz) Dual-DVI/HDMI/Display Port PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card: $400
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=039976

Zotac GeForce GTX 570 Fermi 732MHZ 1280MB 3.8GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DirectX 11 Video Card : $279
http://www.pcvonline.com/productDetails.aspx?prodID=11636

Geforce 580:

Asus ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 nVidia GeForce GTX 580 Chipset (782Mhz) 1GB (4008Mhz) GDDR5 Dual Dual-Link DVI-I/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card: $480
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=036715

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Fermi 772MHZ 3GB GDDR5 2xDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card : $570
http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/234799/03G-P3-1584-AR/eVGA/


So as you can see, quite a price range with the same card model.
What do you guys think I should do, two cheap 570's, 1 expensive 580?
My budget is flexible but would like to get a so called 'future proofed'machine without getting ripped off.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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  1. if u want future proof get the 580 and do SLI in the future :D
  2. You could always get two 570's and it would be like a 590?
  3. And by the way a GTX 580 is 20% faster than GTX 570, so my advice stick with a GTX 570 or GTX 560Ti till the new series come out then upgrade to one powerful high end GPU.
  4. I would go for the cheapest of those selections. It will run everything great, and by the time there are games that go above the card's limits, you will be ready for GTX 670/GTX 680 upgrade anyway.
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