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Adding GTX570HD SLI vs a bigger card

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January 13, 2013 9:40:06 AM

I'm currently running a EVGA GTX570 HD (1280MB). I was browsing some gamer websites to see what games are slated to get released in the comming months (Starcraft II :D  , Crysis 3 :D  , Dead Space 3 :D , ...no HL3 :pfff: ), and i'm worried my current graphic card will not be enough. I don't need to play everything at ULTRA or UBER-ULTRA, but i enjoy nice graphics in my games as much as the next guy.

Considering price & performance, is it worth it to upgrade to a new GTX 680 at ~$500 and up vs adding a second GTX 570 HD at ~$320 and up.

Thank you,
Thomas S.
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January 13, 2013 9:50:33 AM

It would be worth selling that nice 570 of yours and upgrading to a highly factory overclocked 670, something like a 670 TOP from Asus.
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January 13, 2013 10:23:42 AM

JJ1217 said:
It would be worth selling that nice 570 of yours and upgrading to a highly factory overclocked 670, something like a 670 TOP from Asus.


Forget both. Get an HD7970, best card available at the moment, faster AND its cheaper than the GTX680. If you OC it a little to match a HD7970 GHz Edition, which is easy since its the same chip(AMD did this for marketing reasons). it decimates the GTX680.
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January 13, 2013 10:26:05 AM

AND it compares to the HD6990 and GTX590. So it should close double your GTX570 performance.
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January 13, 2013 10:32:15 AM

Wait till April get the 700 series.
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January 17, 2013 12:48:36 PM

Thanks for the input guys and girls.

I decided i will wait, like Novuake said, it is a nice card, and I’m still able to play my games so far.
If i get a game and it becomes obvious an upgrade is needed i will most likely just get a single bigger card then.

I'll most likely just use the 570 for a HTPC i been meaning to build. It's got a HDMI port and should be enough for my 46" Sony LCD.

And if a new series of cards are coming out in May, prices for the current top cards(680,690, 7970, ..) should come down a bit.
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January 17, 2013 2:23:25 PM

EvilEgg77 said:
Thanks for the input guys and girls.

I decided i will wait, like Novuake said, it is a nice card, and I’m still able to play my games so far.
If i get a game and it becomes obvious an upgrade is needed i will most likely just get a single bigger card then.

I'll most likely just use the 570 for a HTPC i been meaning to build. It's got a HDMI port and should be enough for my 46" Sony LCD.

And if a new series of cards are coming out in May, prices for the current top cards(680,690, 7970, ..) should come down a bit.


Good decision, the GTX570 is still powerful.
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