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question about my pc's graphical longevity

#1g_lethalPosted 9/19/2013 5:32:42 PM
i have cash to burn and im wondering how long my 2 570s have left, so far they seem to be doing fine, i just wanna play on maxed settings with 60fps at 1080p, theyre handling fine except that they seem hot

what card do these 2 equal anyway? and how long do you think theyre gonna still tackle games at the settings i want?

oh! and a 3570k is the cpu theyre teamed up with
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#2JonWood007Posted 9/19/2013 5:39:20 PM
2 570s is like, say, a 780 I think.

To max games at 60 FPS 1080p, probably a year or two. Hard to tell. System taxing games come out all the time, and with the next console gen coming, I'd expect the bar to be raised a bit with PC gaming.

Run games at all? Well I think the horsepower those cards provide will be good for a while, but I could see them pulling some crap move with some games requiring a GTX 600 series card in like 3 years.
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#3Snuckie7Posted 9/19/2013 5:44:00 PM
GTX 570 SLI is closer to a 7970 GHz/GTX 770.
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#4Xeeh_BitzPosted 9/19/2013 6:12:04 PM
Your 570s will be fine, I'd keep them at least until this time next year before replacing. Honestly, nothing on the market far as games goes really requires much more than that other than the VRAM issue. Games just aren't that graphically demanding other than games with a crap ton of tess/aa(Crysis 3, Metro LL)

Time games gets to the point of needing more raw power, all the current cards would be irrelevant to a purchase (780, 9970, etc)
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 9/19/2013 6:41:37 PM
g_lethal posted...
i have cash to burn and im wondering how long my 2 570s have left, so far they seem to be doing fine, i just wanna play on maxed settings with 60fps at 1080p, theyre handling fine except that they seem hot

what card do these 2 equal anyway? and how long do you think theyre gonna still tackle games at the settings i want?

oh! and a 3570k is the cpu theyre teamed up with


They seem hot? Are you just going by instinct? Ooh, maybe you touch the GPU die and have the ability to tell the temperature by how much your skin is burned? Or did you use a temp-monitoring software to check the temps under load?
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#6TheWayOfTheGunPosted 9/19/2013 6:51:35 PM
It doesn't matter how long you wait, your upgrade will never leave you completely satisfied unless you decided to spend substantially more than you did previously.

I waited 3 full years to upgrade from a GTX 470 to a GTX 770. I actually ended up paying $50 more for the 770 and while it is a great card when OC'd it still doesn't fully satisfies.

The fact that you are are also coming from the GTX x70 cards you will probably realize the same thing. I had two 470's for 2 years before I upgraded as well.

I have to recommend waiting till the 800 series comes out and it it is proven to be significantly better architecture I would honestly go up a notch and get an x80 card. That's what I would do if I could return my 770.