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October 14, 2012 2:03:08 AM

Hi guys new to this site but i was wandering i have a GTX 570 and was wandering if the switch to a MSI 7950 Twin Frozr III would be an upgrade or a downgrade or just stay the same. The thing is my CPU is AMD and my graphics card is Not, so to me it would make sense to get a AMD graphics card.


Computer Set up: AMD FX-8120, Asus Sabertooth 990fx, 8GB Gskill DDR3, Evga Gtx 570 1.25 mb, Corsair 700 watt PS.

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October 14, 2012 2:20:39 AM

its an upgrade, but I wouldn't think its worth the cost upgrade as the gains are small for its price.
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October 14, 2012 4:03:14 AM

Are you unhappy with your 570??

It makes no difference what cpu to gpu you have. Intel/AMD no effect of a Nvida/AMD gpu.
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October 14, 2012 4:04:34 AM

A 7950 would be an upgrade. It is an insane OCer.
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October 14, 2012 4:25:27 AM

The 7950 is good but not a big increase on what you have. I would get a second 570 for SLI for the price.
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October 14, 2012 12:16:23 PM

Jay-Z said:
The 7950 is good but not a big increase on what you have. I would get a second 570 for SLI for the price.


I dont want to have an power problems if i sli plus its alot of heat running two of those 1 alone is enough.
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October 14, 2012 12:17:50 PM

Also if i do get a new card how would i sell my gtx 570 thats near brand new.
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October 14, 2012 12:20:04 PM

yes the heat with SLi set-ups is higher than a single GPU and because of that I had to upgrade my case and cooling.
I ran SLi N570GTX PE's for over a year with a Corsair 750-watt PSU.

it's an option by not a efficient one in terms of power consumption and heat.
but like I stated with better cooling / air-flow it's not bad.

still, bottom line is tha6t the HD 7950 is that much of an upgrade from a GTX 570.

have you tried clocking the GTX 570 any.?
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October 14, 2012 12:21:02 PM

gator_08 said:
Also if i do get a new card how would i sell my gtx 570 thats near brand new.

eBay, Craigslist...
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October 14, 2012 12:25:37 PM

Agree with the others. It'l be an upgrade, but not enough to justify the cost.

There is no performance loss pairing an Nvidia/AMD card with an Intel/AMD CPU, in any combination.

gator_08 said:
Also if i do get a new card how would i sell my gtx 570 thats near brand new.


Friends in need of new hardware would be the easiest. You could try Ebay or Craigslist.

How much it will be worth depends on the brand and model, whether you have overclocked it (especially if you upped the voltage), how old it is, how heavily you have used it and the condition its in.

Just taking it out of the box will likely lower the value by $20 or so.
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October 14, 2012 12:27:00 PM

proffet said:
eBay, Craigslist...


If i can get some good money for my 570 is the 7970 better? The thing is the ne 650ti has twice as good the stats as my 570, but its half the price and size i just think my card is a little outdated.
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October 14, 2012 12:28:52 PM

gator_08 said:
If i can get some good money for my 570 is the 7970 better? The thing is the ne 650ti has twice as good the stats as my 570, but its half the price and size i just think my card is a little outdated.

no, it's not...
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/680?vs=518

whoever told you that then please do not listen to them ever again..
as a matter of fact that statement almost made me throw-up it's so absurd..
:/ 
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October 14, 2012 12:30:41 PM

manofchalk said:
Agree with the others. It'l be an upgrade, but not enough to justify the cost.

There is no performance loss pairing an Nvidia/AMD card with an Intel/AMD CPU, in any combination.



Friends in need of new hardware would be the easiest. You could try Ebay or Craigslist.

How much it will be worth depends on the brand and model, whether you have overclocked it (especially if you upped the voltage), how old it is, how heavily you have used it and the condition its in.

Just taking it out of the box will likely lower the value by $20 or so.



I have never overclocked it or upped anything, just have ben using it for about 1 1/2 - 2 months so. This will probally have to wait til christmas time. I dont know I just fell for what i paid i could have got a 660ti for the same price. With a ton better stats.
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October 14, 2012 12:31:28 PM

The GTX570 will blow the 650Ti out of the water.
When looking at spec sheets, be aware that you cannot compare two cards just using that. You need to look at reviews to find out which is better.
http://www.hwcompare.com/13487/geforce-gtx-570-vs-gefor...

This video will explain a bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0VNiWtQqb4

If you are going to sell the 570, do it soon. The new Radeon HD8000 series is releasing end of year-ish, so if you wait much longer you'l be trying to sell a card that's two generations behind instead of one. And its likely that Nvidia will price-cut the Kepler cards to counter the new Radeons, further lowering the value of the older Fermi cards.
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October 14, 2012 12:34:38 PM

no problem.. :) 
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October 14, 2012 12:34:42 PM

670's look nice is there a difference in them and the 7970?
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October 14, 2012 12:36:20 PM

proffet said:
hardware compare is crap of a site, please use something better in my opinion.


Google didnt come up with anything else when I looked, and it conveys the point. No comparisons between these cards in reviews either.
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October 14, 2012 12:37:00 PM

the GTX 660Ti is slight better OVERALL then the GTX 580 and yes would have been a better buy.
but oh well you can't change the past.

let's just keep the GTX 570 for now and overclock it and that will buy you some time for an upgrade,

my opibion.
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October 14, 2012 12:37:40 PM

manofchalk said:
Google didnt come up with anything else when I looked, and it conveys the point. No comparisons between these cards in reviews either.

understood, I just do not like the general stats HWCompare gives is all.. :) 
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October 14, 2012 12:37:55 PM

Seems the 7970 has a little edge on the 670 but the 670 is a little cheaper.
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October 14, 2012 12:38:31 PM

gator_08 said:
Seems the 7970 has a little edge on the 670 but the 670 is a little cheaper.

depends on which versions of the cards you get but overall they go neck and neck to be honest.
it's a tough call and I do like the 7970 as well.
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October 14, 2012 12:38:41 PM

gator_08 said:
670's look nice is there a difference in them and the 7970?


Depends on what you are going to use it for. But generally speaking, the HD7970 Ghz edition is better than the GTX670.
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October 14, 2012 12:39:52 PM

HD 7970 GHz is a separate beast and kinda Radeon exception to the rule.. :lol: 
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October 14, 2012 12:48:47 PM

Im just gonna sli 690's and call it a day.
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October 14, 2012 12:52:33 PM

gator_08 said:
Im just gonna sli 690's and call it a day.

I'd be so/so/so jelly of you if you did... ;) 
one could only be so lucky..
LoL
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October 14, 2012 12:52:40 PM

Hehe, ask for advice on whether buying a $300 graphics card is worth it over your current $250 card.
Give up and SLI $2000 worth of hardware.
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October 14, 2012 12:52:51 PM

manofchalk said:
Hehe, ask for advice on whether buying a $300 graphics card is worth it over your current $250 card.
Give up and SLI $2000 worth of hardware.

IKR... LoL
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