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Upgrading from a GTX 460, GTX 570 or 670?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 3, 2012 12:21:40 PM

I think my GTX 460 has about reached the limit currently, and is thinking of upgrading it to another GPU.
I'm looking at the GTX 570 or GTX 670, would either one be not compatible with my system?

SLI isn't really a option, as my case isn't too big, and heat might be an issue.
GPU over the size of 11" won't fit in my case

I don't want to use $500 for a GPU, the most I might spend is around $400

My system

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 - Oced to 3.9 ghz
Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus


Ram - 8G
OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB
Running at 1600 mhz 8 8 8 24

GPU - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC

PSU - I believe it's a 650w brandname Silver or gold one.

OS - Window 7 Professional 64 bit

Case - Cooler Master USP 100

a b Î Nvidia
May 3, 2012 12:28:39 PM

No information yet about the GTX 670/670ti, but last rumors say it won't be around till Q3 2012.

Well, Actually a $400 can get you a GTX 580/HD 7950 which will match the performance of GTX 670ti or won't lie too far behind as I guess.
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May 3, 2012 12:45:04 PM

Yeah 7950 is the way to go. Very nice card for the price.


If you are brave and bear spending $500, get a GTX 680. It will server you for the next several builds.
May 3, 2012 12:47:20 PM

sunnk said:

get this card at better price with good cooling:) 

for size check this whether it will fit or not


this card can beat gtx 580 in some cases.:) 

That card size is 11'4"
It probabely won't fit as 11'3 is a really tight already.
My case can fit a video card 290mm or 11.42”
So I'm looking at card under that size.
a b Î Nvidia
May 3, 2012 12:51:25 PM

The Gigabyte is 285mm = 11.2 inches, for sure it will fit.

@sunnk, the HD 7950 is already 2% faster than GTX 580
May 3, 2012 12:55:00 PM

ilysaml said:
The Gigabyte is 285mm = 11.2 inches, for sure it will fit.

@sunnk, the HD 7950 is already 2% faster than GTX 580

But Newegg say it's size is
Card Dimensions
11.4" x 5" x 1.5"

And I've never used a AMD/ATI card before, except in laptop, for desktop, I've only used Nvidia.
May 3, 2012 12:58:06 PM

ilysaml said:
The Gigabyte is 285mm = 11.2 inches, for sure it will fit.

@sunnk, the HD 7950 is already 2% faster than GTX 580

i know that btw thanks for correction.:) saying that it is better in some cases will be better because some of stupid peoples will scream out that"i have gtx 580 and it can beat that card and all that rubbish thats why i have given there it can beat that card in some cases.:) 
May 3, 2012 12:59:35 PM

May 3, 2012 1:01:06 PM

Thanks for all the reply.

I think I'll wait for the price and review on a GTX 670 first.

Then it's probabely a 7950 or 670 depending on price, availbility and basic stat of the card.
May 3, 2012 1:06:36 PM

yes waiting will be an good idea but i think when the gtx 670 will release it will be very high in price over expectation because most of the gpu which are released now are getting higher price in the market such as hd 7870 it is an good card it deserve that price but in my thought of view it is little bit overpriced like $10 - 20. but when the hd 7950 was released it was about $460 dollars which was really high then its performance and now its price is in right place about $400 so first check out the price and performance of 670 then take a move to buying a gpu.:) 
May 3, 2012 1:06:51 PM

have a nice day.:) 
May 4, 2012 8:06:47 PM

The GTX 670 is expected to be 10-20% slower than the GTX 680 which could place it slightly better than the GTX 580. I managed to pick up an EVGA superclocked 570 over my GTX 460 1GB EE that I was outgrowing. For the price you can pick up a 580 for around $350 or less and the 7950 or 670 will both be at or around 400. My best guess is that the 670 will outperform the 7950 by a small margin in most games, so either way for the price the 7950 or 670 would be the way to go. With it's release possibly six to ten days away nVidia sure is keeping quiet about their new card. Here's hoping it releases this month and not later this year. All of the speculation out there could drive anyone crazy. :pt1cable: