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EVGA GTX 570 Classified or MSI HD 6970 OC Twin Frozr II or ???

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August 1, 2012 10:03:48 PM

Hi guys I am about to upgrade my computer and im not too sure on what GPU to get, this is what my setup is going to consist of once I've upgraded.
AMD FX - 6100 3.2ghz - Planning to buy a corsair H60 and to overclock, heard of people getting speed of 4.2ghz with good cooling.
Asus M5A88-M Socket AM3 - Micro ATX
8Gb G.skill 1600mhz
Corsair TX750M
1TB Western Digital 7200Rpm
Fractal Design Arc Mini - Micro ATX

I will be using my computer mostly for Gaming, that's pretty much the only thing I would use my GPU for
and I feel I need a upgrade cable of playing games like Battlefield 3 close to max and the same with ARMA 2 and possibly 3
when released as I feel my 550 ti just isn't good enough for what I am asking .
My monitor resolution is 1680x1080 but I am going to upgrade to 1980X1080 monitor in the future.
My preferable websites any that are English and have a good reputation, ones like overclockers.co.uk, novatech.co.uk
I will not be overclocking as my motherboard only has one PCI-E slot.
My price range is anything under £220.
Here are the two graphics cards id been looking at:
EVGA GTX 570 Classified
MSI HD 6970 OC Twin Frozr II
If any one could give me any advice on which of these graphics card I should purchase or any graphics cards that would be better
suited for my need but are within my price range.
Regards,
Lewisjay1


a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 10:21:03 PM

GTX 570 gets my vote but they are evenly matched across the board.
what's funny is the HD 6970 was suppose to battle the GTX 580 and not the GTX 570.
so what does that say, is the GTX 570 way better than expected or is the HD 6970 just another AMD card that they through out there.?
hmm.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/509?vs=518
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August 1, 2012 10:39:01 PM

Ironslice said:
If you can extend your budget £8, then get this: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...

Hi Ironslice,
thanks for the reply, the 7870 is now defiantly now a contender, but I was looking on http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=509 and the fps difference between the 7870 and 6970 is very small usually 1 to 3 fps and most times less, so im wondering if its worth the extra £15 for the 7870 when the performance difference between it and the 6970 isnt too large? but I can see that the 7870 is better performance wise than the 570.
a b U Graphics card
August 1, 2012 10:42:31 PM

lewisjay1 said:
Hi Ironslice,
thanks for the reply, the 7870 is now defiantly now a contender, but I was looking on http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=509 and the fps difference between the 7870 and 6970 is very small usually 1 to 3 fps and most times less, so im wondering if its worth the extra £15 for the 7870 when the performance difference between it and the 6970 isnt too large? but I can see that the 7870 is better performance wise than the 570.


7870 consumes less power, has an higher overclock etc

making 6970s obsolete unless well underpriced.
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 12:06:00 AM

akamrcrack said:
7870 consumes less power, has an higher overclock etc

making 6970s obsolete unless well underpriced.

seen P07H34D lately.? :heink:  :whistle:  :p 
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 2:32:01 AM

The 6970 was never intended to compete with the GTX 580. It was priced and aimed at competing with GTX 570.
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 3:43:15 AM

show me..
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 3:55:45 AM

Quote:
show me...


"the AMD Radeon HD 6970 is priced to compete with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and we have to say the two cards traded blows. In the 11 benchmarks that we ran the GeForce GTX 570 won six and the Radeon HD 6970 won five of them. As you can see, these two cards are very close in terms of gaming performance and even the price tag is pretty close. What we have here again is a battle between the feature sets that both companies offer and brand loyalty."

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/20/
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 4:00:50 AM

i would recommen an HD 7870 also as for the FX 6100 you can easily get up to 4.4GHz on stock so with an H60 you should get 4.6GHz no problem ?
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 4:04:09 AM

stant1rm said:
Quote:
show me...


"the AMD Radeon HD 6970 is priced to compete with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 and we have to say the two cards traded blows. In the 11 benchmarks that we ran the GeForce GTX 570 won six and the Radeon HD 6970 won five of them. As you can see, these two cards are very close in terms of gaming performance and even the price tag is pretty close. What we have here again is a battle between the feature sets that both companies offer and brand loyalty."

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1488/20/

thanx...
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 4:10:41 AM

No problem.
a c 185 U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 4:40:19 AM

Between the 6970 or GTX 570 well if you look at my sig you will know which gets my vote lol but honestly neither one are all that.
August 2, 2012 9:14:04 AM

Okay I have decided on the 7870 now as it seems to be the better out of the three, thanks for all the advice guys :) 
a c 185 U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 9:26:55 AM

lewisjay1 said:
Okay I have decided on the 7870 now as it seems to be the better out of the three, thanks for all the advice guys :) 
No problem. ;) 
a b U Graphics card
August 2, 2012 10:36:00 AM

I could live with that choice..
August 2, 2012 10:45:22 AM

Of the two cards, the GTX 570 is stronger but neither of them are the better options at the price point. AMD's Pitcairn Pro and XT variants of the HD 7800 gen easily out perform both cayman and Fermi designed cards in performance, power and heat numbers. Considering Nvidia don't have much to go by in the mainstream contemporary market, it has left the overpriced 560 448, 570 and 580 to compete against much cheaper Pitcairns with the HD 7870 able to go toe to toe with the 580 with much better power and thermal numbers really makes mainstream a one horse race.

At the higher end the aptly priced GTX 670 is the way to go.
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