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SPARKLE SXX5701280D5NM GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Pros: This card is about the best you can get for the price range. I on the InVidia boar I would only suggest that the $500.00+ GTX580 is better right now. But for almost $200.00 less this card performs just as expected. Almost all games I play I can run in the highest settings, and even Crysis will run on the highest settings if you disable the Anti-Aliasing. The benchmarks I'm FPS I'm pulling on high FULL GPU Settings are: Crysis-49fps, Nexuiz-75fps (multiplayer), Unreal3-60fps, CoD:BO-62fps, WoW-180fps, BFBC2-64fps, L4D2-88fps (multiplayer)... Of course turning settings down to human levels will improve this 10 fold as these are all maxed out settings. On just high settings I'm pulling down 100fps in Black Ops, so very impressive.

Cons: Like all InVidia cards this thing drinks power like Gatorade. And though it operates under spec temps, the newer cards run hotter than I'm used to so it always gets me nervous. Playing Crysis on full settings I watched it get up to 54c and was still climbing... still not as bad as the 85c that my 4 series card was running. If you can get a case with some serious fan power. The card itself is pretty bulky, but if you're buying this card you probably are prepared for that anyway. I have an HAF case and there was plenty of room. This is a full tower card. It would probably run way to hot in a mid tower even if you could get it to fit.

Other Thoughts: Over all I'm very happy and will probably buy a second one to fill out my system in about a week. Newegg got it to me a day early too, so it was a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home.

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Display Name: Bradley R.

Date Joined: 08/16/09

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