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THS December 24, 2010 07:58 PM

GTX570 now or wait ? Performance difference ?
 
Sold my 2x GTX 460 768mb SLI pair. Was going to upgrade to a GX570 but now I am reconsidering.

-What kind of performance difference will I see between the 2x GTX460 768 vs 1x GTX570 @ 1080p ?

-Is it worth waiting for a newer card ? Any rumors of upcoming cards?

-Any chance of a price drop soon ?

I have an old 6600gt to use as backup so I don't mind waiting on a good deal.

vohiep84 December 24, 2010 08:30 PM

Wait for GTX 560 which is due in January, you can then SLI those... I upgraded from 2x gtx 460 1gb sli to GTX 580... so far the same performance but in one card. You prob would expect to see roughly the same performance or a tad better going to a single GTX 570.

grifter11 December 25, 2010 01:17 AM

Sorry for Thread jumping but I have some questions to ask.

Would A GTX 570 be bottlenecked by my E6700 dual core CPU ?

If so, Which Video card would suit my CPU ?

PS... I need to also get a new monitor I'm thinking of getting the Acer V243HAJbd 24" Monitor.

THS December 25, 2010 01:27 AM

Thanks. I will wait a bit for price drop or a new card (like 560)

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Originally Posted by grifter11 (Post 466781)
Sorry for Thread jumping but I have some questions to ask.

Would A GTX 570 be bottlenecked by my E6700 dual core CPU ?

If so, Which Video card would suit my CPU ?

PS... I need to also get a new monitor I'm thinking of getting the Acer V243HAJbd 24" Monitor.

I think it might. Atleast yours runs at 2.66ghz, fairly high compared to say a e6300 my brother has (1.86ghz)

Overclock it to 3ghz+ !!! Will not bottleneck then for sure.

grifter11 December 25, 2010 01:36 AM

The stock speed of my E6700 CPU is 3.20GHz.

AstonM December 26, 2010 02:01 PM

OC it to at least 3.8, 4 if you can and temps are OK, shouldn't be a problem except in cpu dependent games

S.C.C December 26, 2010 10:13 PM

I think you should wait. GTX460 in SLI mode will perform very close to GTX480 which almost the same performance as GTX570. So I don't think you will see a big jump in terms of performance. Unless you get a very sweet deal on GTX570 now, then I guess just wait a bit.

YukonTrooper December 27, 2010 02:23 AM

I remember an article from a few years ago that showed anything less than a C2D @ 3.2GHz would, in general, start to severely bottleneck an 8800 series card. Anandtech article, I believe.

Get that sucker up to at least 3.6GHz. :thumb:


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