Should I return my PNY GTX 470 and add 100$ for a 570?

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  1. savannahmick

    savannahmick Master Guru

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    I know I ask to many questions, but this about the only place I can get any feedback. Anyway I just recently purchased PNY GTX 470 XLR8 for $250.00, but can return add 100$ and get 570 is it worth it or should I just not worry over new hardware because it going to happen all the time. I see a avg of 15fps gain with 570 over 470 in the review. I do have mine OCed so performance is decent 4600 3d Mark 11 score. Thanks for any input!
     
  2. The.Doctor

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    I say just keep your 470, OC it a little more (750 or so would be good), and enjoy having the same level of performance of a stock 480/570 for $100 less.

    Its just not worth the extra $100 for the very small performance boost. The biggest benefits would be lower power use and less heat, but with a good PSU and good case airflow that shouldn't be a problem anyways.
     
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  3. dune2

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    Tough choice. The 570 is faster, less power hungry and less noisy. So it is certainly the better card. Some review sites even claim that with a decent OC the card is as fast as a stock 580.

    So, my view is that if you can afford the extra 100 bucks, get the 570. It if is a stretch for you, then don't worry about it and just enjoy your 470.
     
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    ^ What he said.
     

  5. DANN_PKUY

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    u should take that offer

    570 worth it and like dune2 said, less power consume, better sell price, better temp and a nice OC @ Vstock

    If i was in ur position i take that offer now :p

    PD: sorry about my english, it isn't my languaje =(
     
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  6. sounar

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    am i the only one who thinks thats the most useless upgrade...sheesh..if it was me..wait for the 6950-6970 at least before jumping on-board the 570 wagon
     
  7. SlackerITGuy

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    Agreed.

    Although I gotta say, as a GTX 470 owner, the GTX 570 is looking damn sexy.

    I'm actually gonna wait until AMD releases Cayman to decide (either stick with my GTX 470 or go with a GTX 570/GTX 480 [if they drop down to the $350 baseline] or HD 6950).

    And come January, SB here I come.
     
  8. phatbx133

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    Well 4xx series is about to EOL phrase out anytime, 5xx already come out with refresh new hardware plus 560 GTX next year I think, so 4xx series are going become old quickly.

    I think Nvidia is rid of 460, 470 and 480 lines, now focus on 5xx series and 6xx upward.

    I say go for it 570 for best investment you can spend if you want.
     
  9. alanm

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    Nvdia 6xx will be out in 2011. A 570 should keep you happy a few months. Then you will start a new thread "should I get the 670?"
     
  10. zoso_the_hippy

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    keep your 470 and oc it but if your not happy you should do what you want:)
     

  11. Imglidinhere

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    A 470 is a beastly card in itself. I'd say stick with it for now just because it's more than capable of handling your games as is. I had the EVGA Superclocked Edition and had it at 850/1700/2000 @ 1.087v which was above a stock 480.

    You'd definitely see an improvement with the 570 though. If it was me, I'd keep the 470 just because I don't like paying a restocking fee for Newegg and the 470, like stated above, is still a very powerful card.

    Stick with it. It's still a great card despite the newer models being released.
     
  12. DeathEvil

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    yeah 570 is a kickass card considering all aspects:)

    but seriously, what game can't you max out? probably the only title is metro 2033 which you wont max out even on 570...

    unless you are into stereo gaming (2-3 displays) then 470gtx should let you max all new games for some time. I just got myself gtx470 on BF and love the card:)
     
  13. Undying

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    Keep your GTX470 its a great card. There is really no need change just yet.
     
  14. savannahmick

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    Yeah alanm is right the new hardware issue will always cause regrets. I have OCed (750/1502/1754 )my 470 and custom fan profile with AFB and scoring right at 5000 with 3d Mark11 basic so I am going to keep the 470 and probaly do a new build next summer. Hey thanks for all the input and the 570 is the best $350.00 card right now. The only thing I don't like is it seems Nvidia has slowed down driver optimizing for 4xx series and that is not cool , because the cards haven't even been out a year yet!
     
  15. W@w@Y

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    I agree, if a game struggles with the 470, then it would also struggle with the 570 anyway..But is there even a game these cards struggles at? Before upgrading to the 570, I had a 192sp GTX 260 and I didnt have problems with the games I played (NBA 2k11, Shift, BF:BC2 and recently, COD:BO)..It wasnt until I bought Metro 2033 that I felt that the GTX 260 was showing its age..and that was fixed by turning down a few settings.

    The biggest upgrade for me was going from an e8400 to a Core i7, but seeing you have an i7 860, you already have the CPU thing covered :)

    One thing I like about the 570 though is how quiet it is and how its easy to cool. I set fan speed to revv up tp 77% upon hitting 65c and at that fan speed, it can maintain the 65c temp and still have reasonable noise levels (not high pitch sound like my GTX 260)..Once you exit the game, or the scene doesnt get GPU heavy, temp can go down quite fast too (which says a lot about the vapor chamber cooling I guess)

    So as far as upgrading goes (if I were in your shoes) the only advantage would most likely be the heat/noise..which, to me, isnt all that worth it unless noise is a big issue to you :)
     

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    They struggle with Metro 2033, but then again, every card does, it's the new Crysis.
     
  17. S3rgin

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    If you can afford it, go for it!
     
  18. davido6

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    tbh u be daft getting the 570 is side step its the 470 just with better cooler
     
  19. nhlkoho

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    waste of money. you won't get that much of a performance improvement.
     
  20. philheckler

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    I was impressed with the 570 i've got to say but i would have had to sell my old 470 and add at least another 100 quid (maybe more) to get one , this doesn't make sense unless you've got plenty of cash so to cure my upgrade itch i picked up anther 470 for sli - needless to say i'm a happy man at the mo.
     

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