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I'm eyeing up the Gainward GeForce GTX 570 that's on sale this week, I thought with such a price drop there would be people recommending it all over the place but I've not seen a single one. Any reason I shouldn't pick one up?
 
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thats probably the cheapest ive seen a gtx 570! however i have seen ones priced only a bit more with better oc opportunities e.g. asus directcu/msi twinfrozr
 
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Hmm yea but I'm just now wondering if the cooling of a £235 Twin Frozr 6950 would let me OC to where it matches the 570. And then theres also the extra vram to play with going down that route.
 
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To be honest your picking at straws here, its not like there's a massive gap in performance between any of these cards (I include the 6970 in that statement as well). Once a 6950 becomes redundant for games at max you can bet a GTX570 will be as well.

If I were you I would be looking at other features such as included games, warranty and the effectiveness of the cooler (such how quiet it is under load).
 
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To be honest your picking at straws here, its not like there's a massive gap in performance between any of these cards (I include the 6970 in that statement as well). Once a 6950 becomes redundant for games at max you can bet a GTX570 will be as well.

If I were you I would be looking at other features such as included games, warranty and the effectiveness of the cooler (such how quiet it is under load).

SSSSShh! Don't try and apply sense and reason, this is the Graphics Cards sub forum
 
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Meh there's a little more to it than that, I run a few things that already swallow my 1GB of vram so i'd also like to eliminate that problem
 
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the 570 does perform very well in games though if you (like my mate) play shogun 2 quite often, then a 6950 will be better (more vram and optimisation im guessing?)
 
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