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Old June 23, 2011, 07:55 AM
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if overclock is one of ur main concerns then none of those will do as they all use the terrible reference VRMs! for heat the twin frozr will have the best temp:noise ratio...but then again the gigabyte one isnt bad either and evga has awesome warranty...so sry can't rly help here, comes to ur preferences but if it were me I'd still dish out for triple slot ASUS...its just too good of a card!
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Old June 23, 2011, 08:56 AM
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There's a Zotac 570 (lifetime warranty) on sale for $269 right now on Vuugo. I'd hit that up!
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Old June 23, 2011, 08:59 AM
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From the two reviews of the Gigabyte and the Superclocked EVGA, they both seemed to OC pretty well, beating out a GTX 580 when all was said and done. I guess my issue is not being able to find reviews for the other ones. Eventually I'll be SLI'ing the cards so the three slot kinda worries me with just the sheer amount of room they'll take up.
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Old June 25, 2011, 10:03 AM
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Anyone else have an opinion on this?
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Old June 25, 2011, 03:22 PM
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From the two reviews of the Gigabyte and the Superclocked EVGA, they both seemed to OC pretty well, beating out a GTX 580 when all was said and done.
It's not that they can't OC, it's that the VRMs are very very likely to die under any increase in voltage, a necessity for a good OC...not to mention the cooling on the EVGA cards are no where near that of the MSI/Gigabyte purpose built aftermarket coolers!
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Old June 25, 2011, 08:37 PM
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So the EVGA is out. I noticed there is the MSI twin frozr II, and twin frozr III, but i'm having a hard time differentiating between the two?
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Old June 26, 2011, 12:21 AM
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well EVGA does have a better warranty...in short they each have their own advantages the TwinFrozr for silence, EVGA for ease of mind, and ASUS DCII for OC...you could go ahead and overclock other cards too but you greatly increase the risks of burning out the VRMs doing so as the reference design used in 99% of current cards can only handle the 570 at stock voltages...
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Old June 26, 2011, 09:55 AM
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How can you tell if it is the reference design? I'm leaning towards the Twinfrozr iii right now.
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Old June 26, 2011, 11:43 AM
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ASUS GeForce GTX 570 Direct CU II Review - Page 26/27 | techPowerUp

pretty poor overclocking results I think.
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