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#1 MxAa
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http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-DisplayPort-Graphics-012-P3-1571-KR/dp/B004L9LT24/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1329539053&sr=8-5

This is the card I ended up buying (pela electronics in the condition - "New" section sold it through amazon to me for 285 bucks total (I felt this was a really good deal). I've heard this design leaks heat into the case, but my case is ventilated very well and is huge. I also plan to get an after market cooler eventually for some overclocking (probably just to 810 mhz or 830 mhz). I felt the 6970 performed worse in most benchmarks compared to this card, but perhaps I was wrong? I'll be playing only at 1680 x 1050 so I felt 2gb of video ram was over kill in the 6970. Either way I'm stuck with the card just want some feedback.

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#2 GS550L
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That's a fair deal. ~830MHz should be attainable on the stock cooler.

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I had the GTX 570 HD Superclocked but was hitting VRAM limits often in games like BF3. Sold the 570 and bought a 6970 (HIS ICEQ Turbo) and overclocked it to 950-GPU 1450-Memory.This is the limit that the 6970 can usually reach before having to mess with the voltage. I ran benchmarks on both cards and the performance was identical.

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#4 MxAa
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I had the GTX 570 HD Superclocked but was hitting VRAM limits often in games like BF3. Sold the 570 and bought a 6970 (HIS ICEQ Turbo) and overclocked it to 950-GPU 1450-Memory.This is the limit that the 6970 can usually reach before having to mess with the voltage. I ran benchmarks on both cards and the performance was identical.

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I just don't really like what I'm reading about the AMD drivers. The cards have better clock speeds then nvidia's but nvidia cards can overclock better from what I hear. Either way I'm sure both the 570 and 6970 serve their purposes well.

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#5 kaitanuvax
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I just don't really like what I'm reading about the AMD drivers. The cards have better clock speeds then nvidia's but nvidia cards can overclock better from what I hear. Either way I'm sure both the 570 and 6970 serve their purposes well.

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That has nothing to do with driver but the fact that the 570's hardware is more overclock friendly than the 6970's hardware.