flip-mode wrote:Seems to me like there are two deciding factors:
1. do you sleep/off your computer when not in use
2. do you plan to stay at 1900x1200 for the next few years
If you answered "no" to either one of those then the 7870 is worth it.
If you answered "yes" to both of those then the 570 is the pick.
ordskiweicz wrote:What are you upgrading from?
l33t-g4m3r wrote:I don't think it's so black and white. The 570 has an acceptable low power mode, albeit not the best, and while screen resolution is pretty significant, texture resolution may eventually increase past the 570's memory capability. I think there already may be a few games that are doing so, considering the frame stuttering. Nvidia's always had terrible performance once their cards run out of memory, while amd has traditionally handled it more gracefully. One of my older cards was a x1900 with 256mb, and it ran everything I threw at it. I do plan on staying at 1900x1200 though, since bigger monitors seem like a waste. [Upgrading from] a 470. Truthfully, I don't think I'll be seeing a major speed bump. The 7870 was my primary choice considering the larger memory and power consumption, but the price lowered so dramatically on the 570 that I'm doing a double take. Both cards have their good points, and the performance is virtually identical. The biggest difference is the price. If the 7870 had a price drop, then I'd go with that in a heartbeat. I honestly would be better off waiting for a drop since I don't feel a need to upgrade. I also figured it would be good to know what other people think before making a decision.
flip-mode wrote:It seems strange you'd ask for advice if you pretty well have it all figured out.
flip-mode wrote:l33t-g4m3r wrote:So anyone with a 7870, 570, or similar, what's it like?
If I go buy one of those will my opinion carry more weight
flip-mode wrote:My opinion remains unchanged.
flip-mode wrote:Anyone here own both the 7870 and the 570?
flip-mode wrote:l33t-g4m3r wrote:You're not making sense. If they're so close then you'd get the cheaper one.The cards are too damn close to call.
BloodSoul wrote:I understand their are pros and cons between the 570 and 7870, but the pros and cons of the 570 are similar to those of the 470... so you might as well go with something different.
vargis14 wrote:hybrid physics with a AMD card