3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2011 6:44 AM by Harm Millaard

    GTX 470 vs. GTX 570 ? More bang for buck?

    jsssi

      I´m thinking about getting this video-editing set-up. What do you think?

       

      I was wondering about the graphic card. Should I instead get GTX 570 or should i stay with the GTX 470 which is 100 euros cheaper. What is the difference between them? Which one gives more bang for buck?

       

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        • 1. Re: GTX 470 vs. GTX 570 ? More bang for buck?
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Spend your money on additional memory (go for 16 GB) and extra disks. You will be hard pressed to notice any performance difference between the 470 and 570 card. Also check your PSU, it looks a bit small and bronze is not the best you can get. If you are getting into budget limitations, lose the SSD and get a 320 GB Samsung F4 instead. You will not lose performance, only bragging rights, but you will save money. And get as big tower.

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          • 2. Re: GTX 470 vs. GTX 570 ? More bang for buck?
            jsssi Level 1

            Thanks for the answer, i will go with the 470.

             

             

            So What kind of PSU would you recommend? This PSU was recommended on another forum and i dont know so much about building a custom made PC or PSU:s. And what about the... how much is the difference between Samsung F4   vs.   SSD, shouldnt SSD still be faster? And do you mean i should get a bigger tower?

            • 3. Re: GTX 470 vs. GTX 570 ? More bang for buck?
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              PSU: Use this link: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Pro v2.5 and get the Pro version. Set system load to 100% and capacitor aging to 30%. Add 10 - 15% to the calculated wattage to be safe.

               

              The difference between the F4 and a 120 GB SSD is about $ 150. Performance wise there is no discernible difference, well maybe the boot time will be lowered from 65 to 60 seconds and the loading of PR will take only 3 seconds instead of 4, but does that justify the extra cost? I don't think so.

               

              A bigger tower is easier to assemble, has more room for expansion and has better cable management and air flow, keeping everything cooler.