Is it worth it gtx 570

I am thinking about buying a used

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/HDMI/Display Port SLI Ready Graphics Card, 012-P3-1573-KR

it is a year old and has been used in sli and never overcloked more than factory. It is being sold to me pretty cheap at 190.00.

Is it worth buying? Otherwise I was looking at 560ti or 6870, which is really more in my budget range, but it was hard to pass up an opportunity for a 570?
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  1. Or should I just get the gtx 480 which is on sale right now and has 1.5 vram
  2. As long as you have the psu for the 570, it should be a steal of a deal. If you are buying it from someone you dont know though, boot it up and make sure it works, as in testing it in the computer. Other than that its a fantastic buy.
  3. jblorenz said:
    Or should I just get the gtx 480 which is on sale right now and has 1.5 vram


    extra vram won't help you in this instance. gtx 480 way too hot and noisy.

    Grab the bargain priced gtx 570, period.
  4. Why not HD 7850?
    HD 7850 is just 4% slower than GTX 570, you can always overclock it to eliminate that, it has 2 GB of VRAM, consumes less power and runs cooler. HD 6870 is the weakest among all of those.

    GTX 480 is great, but considering heat and noise as said above, makes it a terrible choice.


    EDIT: You want more VRAM, since the release of Max Payne 3 and people with 1 GB of VRAM are disappointed.
  5. ilysaml said:
    Why not HD 7850?
    HD 7850 is just 4% slower than GTX 570, you can always overclock it to eliminate that, it has 2 GB of VRAM, consumes less power and runs cooler. HD 6870 is the weakest among all of those.

    GTX 480 is great, but considering heat and noise as said above, makes it a terrible choice.
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/P/E/328802/original/Avg%20Game%20Perf.png

    EDIT: You want more VRAM, since the release of Max Payne 3 and people with 1 GB of VRAM are disappointed.

    Yea, but that card is so cheap its definitely worth it over a 7850. Just my thoughts.
  6. GTX 570 is just 1% faster than GTX 480, so in theory the difference between HD 7850 and GTX 480 is not noticeable. While HD 7850 consumes half less the power and run 30C cooler.
  7. GTX 570 is the faster card, hands-down. The 7850 uses less power,has more VRAM capacity, and is 20 usd cheaper and may reach a higher overclock frequency.. but as we all know, you can't compare clock frequencies between cards of different architectures.The GTX570 has it cons higher power usage, lower VRAM capacity,bottom line... IDK why so many people have said they are identical performance wise The 7870 is more or less identical to the GTX 570 in terms of performance but not the 7850. Not stock vs stock or max OC vs max OC.at least not according to these benchmarks http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7850_HD_7870/26.html
  8. No one denied GTX 570 being faster, and test benches differ from system to another system.

    And always performance gets improved with newer drivers.
  9. So is the 570 for 190 worth the buy...Im feeling it is?
  10. jblorenz said:
    So is the 570 for 190 worth the buy...Im feeling it is?
    Yes it is worth it ;)
  11. Thank you all for the help. I just bought it and was able to get another $50 off it so I ended up getting it for 145.00
  12. The GTX480 is a straight beast! Like any GPU it has it pros and cons have any of you ever owned one or just read the hype all over different forums the only part that holds any truth to it is it a power hog it's not that dam noisy imo maybe in yours it is the card runs hot no doubt but if you have a good case with good airflow it doesn't run as hot as all the rumors and at 210 it's well worth it imo it's really sad the GTX480 doesn't get the respect it deserves :(
  13. jblorenz said:
    Thank you all for the help. I just bought it and was able to get another $50 off it so I ended up getting it for 145.00
    No problem your very welcome!BTW you scored big time for that price congrats! :)
  14. Quote:
    +1, my reaction:






    :lol:
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    LOL... you all make me laugh.

    You're talking like you're the nVidia CEO. :??:

    Quote:
    The 570 is slower than the 480.

    :pt1cable: Like Really?
  16. Quote:
    Jealous?

    And yeah... the 480 is faster..
    Does not take a brain to work that out.

    Haven't you done an arithmetical problem before? :lol:
  17. Does the cooler you have on your GPU fit on multiple versions of GPU's recon? And I remember it glowing red from somewhere, can that be turned off? (my case theme is orange)
  18. Quote:
    Yes.
    AMD™: HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850, HD6870, HD6950*, HD6970*, HD7850 and 7870
    Nvidia™: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX550TI, GTX560TI, GTX570, GTX580, Quadro 4000 and GTX680

    Nothing glows on the cooler.


    Cool. I might end up picking up one based on your success with yours.
  19. Quote:
    No point arguing...

    The 480 is a faster card with lowered clocks end of...

    You may want to check your own math:

    320-Bit bus on 570
    384-Bit bus on 480
    40 ROP's on 570
    48 ROP's on 480
    1280mb on 570
    1536mb on 480.

    You compare specs to specs? :sarcastic:
    Quote:
    Jealous?

    And yeah... the 480 is faster..
    Does not take a brain to work that out.



    Don't you feel a shame now for saying misleading info? :pfff:
  20. Is that a reference PCB on that 480? And are we getting in a debate over a meager 2% in performance difference? In gaming is 2% really going to make a difference?

    EDIT: Actually they're both reference PCB nvm.
  21. I'm actually considering buying one because of the convincing price and performance. Not to replace my 6950 though, maybe to pair with a 965BE or something that I have sitting around.
  22. Lol, I would be recommending the 6950 I have in my computer like you have, but now they laser-cut the shaders out of the cards, and they are rather hard to find.

    And yea, I've been watching you recommend the card to others and fighting off the opposition. I just wonder what is going to happen when the card is no longer on promo. Hope it doesnt go back up.
  23. Some definitely are. Think newer is better, when sometimes raw power is the way to go.
  24. Quote:
    Yes.
    AMD™: HD4850, HD4870, HD4890, HD5830, HD5850, HD5870, HD6850, HD6870, HD6950*, HD6970*, HD7850 and 7870
    Nvidia™: 9800GT, 9800GTX, GTS250, GTX260, 275, 280, 285, GTS450, GTX 460, GTX465, GTX470, GTX480, GTX550TI, GTX560TI, GTX570, GTX580, Quadro 4000 and GTX680

    Nothing glows on the cooler.
    where can i buy that cooler in u.s. i am thinking of buying my son another gtx480 but those things are going to get way to hot as much as he games :lol:
  25. Quote:
    This my 480's in SLi at 850mhz each running crysis maxed out with fps well above 75fps:







    :o nice!
  26. Best answer selected by jblorenz.
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