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Dazz
12-02-10, 06:38 PM
From looking around it is rumoured that the GTX 570 is around the corner but price is yet to be disclosed. My GTX 260 died today, believe it or not i was only viewing web pages when the screen started to cut out then would never come back on. Rebooted the system and the GPU fan would stay on.

Anyway does anyone know when the GTX 570's are coming out? hopefully very soon. It was a tossup with the HD 6870 and a GTX 470. Would have gone with the HD card if it wasn't for the fact when my mate brought with him 4 cards (1 nVidia and 3 ATi) and the only one my motherboard would accept was the nVidia 8600GT, none of the ATi cards would boot in this ASUS P5N-D :(

Do you guys think I should wait for the GTX 570 or just buy a GTX 470 now. I have seen the 470 Twin Frozr II for under £200 (same as a HD 6870) and is kind of tempting, depends on the GTX 570 price however or if the prices on the GTX470 will drop further.

Well I know my GTX 260ís price has not changed much and are still selling for more than a GTX460.

LydianKnight
12-02-10, 09:54 PM
It's like... 4 days before the 570 gets released so... I'd say... wait and compare.

Fotis
12-03-10, 12:08 AM
In the next 2 weeks there will be 3 new cards out(GTX 570-6950-6970) so I say wait a bit.

ATOJAR
12-03-10, 12:15 AM
I would wait my fellow northerner ;)

I have a 260 too, Im waiting unill after Christmas before i upgrade ... Either to a GTX 570/580 depending on the price difference.

Dazz
12-03-10, 03:54 AM
Thanks, 4 days you say. Damn i have seen some good deals today, HD 5870 £190, GTX 470 (£177) HD 6850 & GTX 460 1GB (£140) Looks like they are clearing out their inventory for the new cards.

Intel17
12-03-10, 07:01 AM
I'd take advantage of inventory clearing sales and get a 470. They rock.

Dazz
12-03-10, 09:21 AM
I have been thinking that, i am suspecting that the GTX 570 is going to be priced at £300 about the same as the GTX480 and the GTX580 is currently going for about £400. £300 is a bit much for my pocket, Infact i am going to order the GTX 470, if the GTX 570 is out and is better priced i will just send the GTX470 back and buy the 570.

Dazz
12-03-10, 09:59 AM
Damn they have sent it out already, talk about quick. Business must be slow!

onmikesline
12-03-10, 10:32 AM
its because of the holidays, this month most companys ship asap

LBJM
12-03-10, 05:14 PM
I would wait till the ATI cards are out, so you can get a good price and the best card for your money.

G-Man
12-04-10, 05:35 PM
If I was you i'd wait for the GTX 595 or RADEON 6990, both dual gpu :)

KasuCode
12-04-10, 07:45 PM
id put your video card in the oven and try to fix it.

LBJM
12-04-10, 10:27 PM
id put your video card in the oven and try to fix it.

+1 for this. it's already dead so you have nothing to lose.

wheeljack12
12-04-10, 11:38 PM
I have to say a few things. Why would you release a card series higher with less power to it meaning the 6800 series. Meaning less stream processors and lower memory bandwidth? I know they amd wants a piece of the mainstream market but they didn't suspect the gtx 580 coming out to overshadow it? Also, usually a next gen product in the series usually surpasses it's former. This is the 1st time this isn't the case. They should have left the 6870 and 6850 in the 5000 series then and introduced the cayman and antilles parts as the next gen. Unless amd is going under power those too. The only two things amd has going for them is bluray 3d on 5000 and 6000 series cards (they still haven't annouced offically their 3d partner for 3d hardware) and multi monitor gaming on one card in the 5000 and especially the 6000 cards where you get 4 monitors on one card. What I am getting at is I like Nvidia's approach, bring out the flagship card then release it underlings (with the exception of the 590, probably due to engineering difficulties or it would have been out 1st). Nvidia does have to work on multi monitor gaming. Here's a question, can display port technologies make use of 3d vision or 3d surround (regular surround too) for gaming? If so, Nvidia can solve their problems right there for multi monitor gaming. Using 3 dvi's over two cards for nvidia is not efficent and amd knows it.

Dazz
12-07-10, 08:34 AM
I think i did the best thing in ordering the GTX 470, the GTX 570 is meh just a GTX480 with slightly lower power consumption and slightly lower temps.

As i thought of it £300 for the GTX 570 vs £177 for the GTX 470 a big diffrence in price. Will need to get a custom cooler then overclock it.

ATi explained that they made a shake up with the model numbers to allow Fusion (CPU and GPU intergrated) to become one into their line up which is due in the 1st Quater of next year.

So their model will now strech from CPU/GPU to Value to med value to high end to ultra high end.

At current and was the same before, with the 5870 cards the numbers mean, 5 = Generation, 8 performance region, 70 speed (30 low, 50 mid, 70 high).

The next card will be 6970 which is the 5870 replacement.