For 1680x1050 gtx 480 - gtx 570 or gtx 680?

Hi guys, i have a gtx 280 and i wanna jump to new card, i use 1680x1050 and i5 750@3.4, i saw the evga gtx 480 reference at 249$ and the gigabyte gtx 570 at 279$ or gtx 680 for 550$?
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  1. Radeon 7870 would be my pick for best price/performance
  2. Honestly at that resolution, the 570 should be good for a long, long time. unless you plan on upgrading your monitor? It's only $30 more than the, quieter and cooler.
  3. 7870
  4. kelthic said:
    Honestly at that resolution, the 570 should be good for a long, long time. unless you plan on upgrading your monitor? It's only $30 more than the, quieter and cooler.


    The extra 256mb vram of gtx 480 its not significant?
  5. THe 480 runs a little faster than a 570 but they are notoriously loud and hot cards. higher VRAM mostly comes into play at higher resolutions or multiple monitor setups.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/241574-33-vram-need
  6. As kelthic said, for that resolution it would be fine. If you plan to use Nvidia Surround or Eyefinity, then yes, VRAM will be the issue. But at 1680x1050 1GB will be more than enough. Coming from experience as my brother has a monitor with that resolution, and using a 560Ti.
  7. 570 gets my vote!
  8. Also, as other people noted, AMD is also a strong option. As you did not include these in your original options, i was assuming you wanted Nvidea for personal reasons.
  9. kelthic said:
    Also, as other people noted, AMD is also a strong option. As you did not include these in your original options, i was assuming you wanted Nvidea for personal reasons.


    Yes i preffer nvidia, in the past i have problems with amd and drivers..
  10. I personally prefer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582. But it's really up to you. all three options are strong contendors.
  11. Rixiorx said:


    IMO that would be fine, and I prefer to stay away from Asus DirectCUII since I like to hog my PCIE slots lol. Personal preference.
  12. Rixiorx said:
    Yes i preffer nvidia, in the past i have problems with amd and drivers..

    drivers are fixed
  13. kelthic said:
    I personally prefer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127582. But it's really up to you. all three options are strong contendors.


    Refurbished cards? I think the link its incorrect..
  14. Quote:
    Refurbished cards? I think the link its incorrect..


    sorry, meant this one: Refurbished cards? I think the link its incorrect.. MSI Twin Frozr III 570
  15. kelthic said:

    $320 was the price for a GTX 570 when they released in my area last summer LOL.
  16. I run the same resolution with an ASUS GTX 570 and its brilliant. The 570 is a much better card than the 480 as it runs quiter, faster, cooler as it was pretty much designed to replace the 480. New and better tech means it will last you for quite sometime and thats before you even OC it.

    1680x1050 pretty much means you can ultra every game out there with a 570 and it will do a good job at higher resolutions.

    If you are looking to move up to a better resolution at some point though then its probably best you go for a 580/680 if you want the maximum out of your games.
  17. the 570 is by far the best choice for you.Be it price/performance or compute.It even bests 6970 in BF3 although 6970 had 2gb vram and 25gb/s more bandwidth.
  18. MMO Fan said:
    $320 was the price for a GTX 570 when they released in my area last summer LOL.


    The model i linked there is overclocked, not a standard 570 :)

    However, i did happen to notice this morning that: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 is on sale for 289.99 after rebate, so definitely get that route!
  19. kelthic said:
    The model i linked there is overclocked, not a standard 570 :)

    However, i did happen to notice this morning that: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 is on sale for 289.99 after rebate, so definitely get that route!

    LOL point is that cards are always cheapest at launch then they go up a bit and now they are closer to the same price as when they launched and noobs think they are getting a deal when they are just paying finally the MSPR that they should have been paying all along.
  20. Guys the gtx 480 its in 230$ .. What i do? The 570 still at 279$
  21. Rixiorx said:
    Guys the gtx 480 its in 230$ .. What i do? The 570 still at 279$

    Radeon HD 7850 or 560ti
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