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gtx570 a worth while upgrade from 6970?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Fitseries3, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. But it's not going to happen. The OP knows his hardware and what he is doing if he needs/wants a card now, the 7 series just isn't an option.
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  2. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I've been comparing 570 and 6950 with unlocked shaders...I gotta say it seems the 570 is faster, even with no OC. It's a tough choice...it sohuld be a bit faster, but not much. If it matches your build better, then personally, I'd do it, but it's not exactly the most cost-effective move, for sure.
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  3. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i do appreciate the replies but it seems half of you didnt read my initial posting.

    $400+ cards arent an option at this time

    long story short, im thinking a "sidestep" may be an acceptable option as i can sell my card for around $250 and get a 570 for the same price or less. im even contemplating dipping in the extra $60 for a 580.

    what i dont get is why the 7800 cards beat the 7900 cards???

    and double thanks to erocker and cadeveca :toast:
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    My guess is drivers as to why.
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    Newer Design of the 7900 vs the Proven design of the 7800. Also another point to take, bits/bites like being evenly distributed. So take 2048 and 4096 for example, bits/bites evenly distribute themselves, its the order of operations in binary code

  6. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    i definitely think i would be best suited with a 580 for now. just have to get my card sold and locate an asus 580 DCuII for a good price
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    Honestly I wouldnt go Asus This round, go for something else honestly
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    whys that?

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