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GTX 570 upgrade options

#1IceBawlsPosted 5/5/2014 6:51:12 PM
I got GTX 570 and I'm looking to upgrade it. My current system is an ASUS X58 with an i7 950 at 3.8 Ghz with 12GB DDR3 at 1600Mhz. (Sig says 18gb, but took the 6gb kit out due to a bad stick)

I don't really need or want anything crazy, I mostly just play FF14: ARR. I'm thinking a GTX 750 Ti due to the low power, low heat design.

My power supply is a Thermaltake 600 watt, I think it's a Pure Power. It has two 6 pin connectors and that's it. Any suggestions? I don't want to spend more than $200.
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i7 950 3.8Ghz | 18GB RAM | GTX 570 | Samsung 830 128Gb
#2QuestofChosenPosted 5/5/2014 6:52:50 PM
Nvidia has the gtx 750 ti and gtx 660 for under $200. None of them are an upgrade though. You do get 2gb of VRAM and less power consumption but that is it.
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#3IceBawls(Topic Creator)Posted 5/5/2014 6:55:54 PM
AMD has the R9 270 which can usually be had for $180, would that be good?
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i7 950 3.8Ghz | 18GB RAM | GTX 570 | Samsung 830 128Gb
#4Pal 080Posted 5/5/2014 6:59:09 PM(edited)
That's already a mid-to-high end card... I'd just SLI it, the 750Ti is a somewhat substantial downgrade..

If you're set on a 700 series card, go with the 760, but even that is a pretty small upgrade over the 570 and an SLI 570 would blow it away.

R9 270 is about the same as what you have. Look at this for a quick rough comparison, it has never steered me wrong.

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

You'd probably be best not changing anything if you're really only playing a game or two, that card is still very good.
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#5QuestofChosenPosted 5/5/2014 6:58:37 PM
The 270 is very close to a gtx 660 and gtx 570 powewise. Like I said for $200 all you are going to get is 2gb of VRAM and less power consumption.
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#6IceBawls(Topic Creator)Posted 5/5/2014 7:01:05 PM
To SLI it, I'd have to get a new power supply. Only have two 6 pin connectors. I may as well leave it a lone then and wait on the 20nm GPUs. I pretty much just play FF14, the lower power consumption and heat would be nice... but it's kind of a moot point.
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i7 950 3.8Ghz | 18GB RAM | GTX 570 | Samsung 830 128Gb
#7JonWood007Posted 5/5/2014 11:00:46 PM
Not worth it without shelling out several hundred on an upgrade.

660 is like a 580, but that's about it. One step up. ONE. 750 ti is a sidegrade, if not a downgrade. I'd go at least 770/680 if you want ANY significant upgrade at all, and even then, I wouldn't see an upgrade to be worth it until you get to the 780/780 ti range (that would be about double).
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#8mrCubePosted 5/5/2014 11:50:35 PM
Am I the only one that finds it weird he had a 6GB module of DDR3?
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#9Sk0rbutPosted 5/6/2014 12:01:33 AM
No, if you are only going to buy a gtx 750 you might as well keep your 570. I had a gtx 570 and upgraded to a gtx 770 and in a lot of games even that didn't feel like a big upgrade performance-wise.
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#10The_Count_FooPosted 5/6/2014 12:45:27 AM
Go for a gtx 770 or r9 280x. Whichever you can get for cheaper. Though I don't know if a 280x will be compatible with your power supply. Mine takes an 8 pin + 6 pin.
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