GTX 570 SLI vs ???

So right now. I have 2xGTX 570 in SLI. Problem is, they have VRAM of 1280MB. I wanted to play BF3 on Ultra but I the low VRAM is causing stuttering at times. (Even dropped to 1 fps a few times)

What I was thinking, was selling these two cards, for $150-180 on the forums, and buying a single card.


The question is, which card? I don't want to go over $350 if I can help it, and I need enough VRAM to play BF3 on at least High with 60fps.

Any suggestions are welcome.

SPECS:
Intel i7 3930k @ stock (but can overclock if it'll make a difference)

32gb DDR3 1600

1250W Coolermaster PSU

24" monitor, 1900x1200
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  1. lol at $350, thats a tall order. Spend the extra money and get HD7970 GHz Edition. Worth every penny.
  2. Or get a 670GTX I have the same 1920x1200 and a single 670 can play ultra settings everything maxed at that res. The 670 can also play 5760x1080 at high settings whick is my current setup. I see deals from time to time at 350 so would do you right. Don't get me wrong th 7970 ghz will give you the same or better performance most of the time but is quite a bit more in the money area.

    Thent
  3. http://www.amazon.com/PNY-GeForce-Graphics-Card-VCGGTX670XPB/dp/B0080JPHGU/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353949586&sr=1-14&keywords=670+gtx

    This one is 359 after just a quick search you might be able to find better. Oh also I just noticed it's 319 if you do the rebate thing.


    Thent
  4. thently said:
    Or get a 670GTX I have the same 1920x1200 and a single 670 can play ultra settings everything maxed at that res. The 670 can also play 5760x1080 at high settings whick is my current setup. I see deals from time to time at 350 so would do you right. Don't get me wrong th 7970 ghz will give you the same or better performance most of the time but is quite a bit more in the money area.

    Thent


    LOL the HD7970 GHz Edition will DECIMATE the GTX670, where do you come with 'the same or better performance'...
  5. LOL no it is a little better decimate ummm no but for 150 more it should be a little better. For 319 as I showed the 7970 would not even be in the picture..

    Thent
  6. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-8.html

    Oh look at the decimation 5 frams oh thats worth 150 LOL

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-9.html

    Oh no they are even as I stated... N E Way I was not knocking the 7970 it is the better card just does not make any diffrene as the OP gave a price range I was working with and you just threw that away...

    Thent
  7. LOL look at the date on that article... Newest drivers from AMD = DECIMATION.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html

    Can't seem to find a recent review but look at the tiers... Its 2 tiers higher than GTX670. It compares to previous gen duel-GPU card.
  8. Just fanboys either card will do 670 gtx 2GB does 60 fps stable when oc, the 7970 already oc to the bone also will do

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/HD_7970_GHz_Edition/images/perf_oc.gif
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/images/perf_oc.gif
  9. My point was more price and saying the card will do what he wants. Not sure why you are compairing a 350 dollar card with a 500 dollar card. I conceeded it was better what are you rattling on about. I have the 670 so I was trying to help the OP out.

    Thent
  10. Im not in favor of any card just said the performance of each one will do, for the prices its up to the op to see what is the cheaper...in this case the 670 gtx.
  11. That was not aimed at you dj sorry if you took it that way was just the other guy telling the op to get a 7970ghz when he clearly stated 350 as his max price.. So really not helping at all.

    Cheers :)
    Thent
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  13. Staying in your $350 bracket, eh hem, a 670 or 7950 will do fine.

    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    As you can see, a nice $330 660 with triple fans for quiet, cool operation.


    GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

    Here we have another three fan wonder but it's a 7950 at only $300.

    Either one will do great and at far better performance than your present T-Rex cards.
  14. babernet_1 said:
    What the heck are you talking about???


    New thing on the forum. Make money quick scemes that are cropping up. Ignore it. Sooo much spam.
  15. LOL baber that was spam up there. Also that is the exact card I have that you listed they are both out of stock though from your links. I agree Those are the two cards the OP should pick from good work.

    Thent
  16. I recommend you save a bit more money.I would recommend ditching those 570's cards and going with the Asus matrix card.This card is a monster and well worth the money i had my buddies OC to 1424 on air lol!Simply put = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djj7jW6ny2M&feature=channel&list=UL
    Apparently it slaps the other 7970 around haaha read the review!
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review
  17. bigcyco1 said:
    I recommend you save a bit more money.I would recommend ditching those 570's cards and going with the Asus matrix card.This card is a monster and well worth the money i had my buddies OC to 1424 on air lol!Simply put = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djj7jW6ny2M&feature=channel&list=UL
    Apparently it slaps the other 7970 around haaha read the review!
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/10/16/asus_matrix_hd_7970_platinum_video_card_review


    His stated max cost is $350. Why not just recommend dual 690's or dual 7990's???

    Either solution will show your board the door. What does that prove?
  18. True at that price 7970 asus matrix is more ~150$ than the 670 gtx, only comparable in price to the 680 gtx msi lightning/evga superclocked.
    For ~350$ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162107
  19. babernet_1 said:
    His stated max cost is $350. Why not just recommend dual 690's or dual 7990's???

    Either solution will show your board the door. What does that prove?
    Because 690 and 7990 are not worth the price.I read what he stated read what i wrote i said save more doesn't mean he has to that's his choice ;)
  20. I love my 570's in BF3 with all max settings. I have no FPS issues what so ever, but then again, my resolution is "only" 1920x1080.
  21. Also, OC'ing ur CPU would probably help, as BF3's multi-player is CPU heavy, and you need a fast CPU for gaming, as opposed to lots of cores...

    In contrast, single player is nearly all GPU.
  22. Really now that i think about it two 570's should out preform a 670 or 7970 so unless you can sell those 570's i think it's a dumb investment
  23. Either card will suit you fine the 670 or the 7970. They are fairly close in numbers and driver changes happen all the time so there isn't always a clear cut winner. Unless your intent is to go with a multi monitor setup the 670 will will be the cheaper and better bang for your buck.

    However, if you are wanting beyond 2 gigabytes of ram to power a high resolution display or multi monitor setup you may have to stretch beyond the $350 dollar mark.

    Back in September I sold 2 560Ti's on EBAY for $260 well that is what it sold at when it ended. Right now is a good/bad time of the year to sell cards in general. Mainly because everything is on sale so it will drive the cost down but at the same time people are looking.


    Note: I would run something like evga percision or afterburner and watch your ram usage and see if you are hitting the ram sealing because in theory the 570's should be a bit faster but ram can play a role in things I hated the 500 series for not pushing more ram onto the cards.

    here is a guy who sold his 2 570's he got 360 for them both. But this was back in early November prior to black friday/cyber monday sales.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-EVGA-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-570-012-P3-1572-AR-1280MB-Video-Card-s-SLi-Ready-/290807530047?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item43b57ac23f
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