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GTX480, GTX570 or HD6970 for PCSX2/Dolphin ?
#1
Hi,

Regardless the prices, for Dolphin, PCSX2 and others emulators, its is better to buy a GTX480 (memory bandwidth = 173,3GB/s), a GTX570 (memory bandwidth = 152,0GB/s) or a HD6970 (memory bandwidth = 176,0GB/s)?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
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#2
Personally, I wouldn't even touch the gtx 480 but the other 2 GPUs are just about even in pc games, so you can't go wrong with either of them. As for pcsx2, I'm sure that both the gtx 570 and hd 6970 will runs most games very well, after all they're high-end GPUs.
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#3
@tuanming : It is not better to use the graphics card that has the best bandwidth?

Personally my GTX 285 is much more efficient in Dolphin/PCSX2 than the GTX 470.
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#4
ATI HD6970 is best from the list.People who tell to buy GTX570 are nvidia fans for years,and of course they will talk bad on ATI Smile
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#5
Uh... for PC gaming the 6970 and GTX 570 are pretty much on par...
GSdx however does like memory bandwidth a lot so as far as PCSX2 goes the GTX 480 or HD 6970 would be the best (HD 6970 has more VRam so that would be a plus too).
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#6
personally the best card atm is the GTX 560 2GB Vram version. 580 is grossly overpriced and the performance difference isn't worth it, the 570 isn't that much better than the 560 either. The 6970 is pretty much the same a little bit more performance for around $100 more

The cards to get atm is either the 6950 2GB or GTX 560 2GB or 1GB if its enough for you depends on resolution costs around the same and the 560 edges it out. Unless you wanted to play like heaven or metro 2033 at near full fps which would require something silly like SLI 580's.
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#7
2gb is totally pointless for a gtx 560 (1gb is more than enough), gtx 570 is maybe the best performance/value buy out there now.

the only reason to go for more than 1gb vram is if you use resolution bigger than 1920x1200.
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#8
My MSi r6950 twin frozr II should be arriving any moment now--waiting for that stupid UPS truck and i got night school at 6pm, and now it 1:50PM. IMHO, the 570 is not the best price/performance ratio card out there, maybe it is if you're a Nvidia fans.
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#9
for the high end segment gtx 570 is the best choice you can make: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDI...Ti/29.html

look the difference in gtx 570 and hd 6970 here and dont forget that those cards are almost the same except 2 things: 1) 570 is better at tessellation by a good amount and 2) 6970 is better at 2560x1600 but nobody uses resolutions like that.

and on the mid-high segment (where you actually are with this 6950) the gtx 560 is dominating at performance/value : http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDI...Ti/29.html
and specially on noise and temperatures BY A GREAT AMOUNT....

it has nothing to do with being a fan its only raw numbers.

also if we are talking about cards that will perform well in pcsx2 then everything above a gtx 460 1gb is overkill for pcsx2 and the user will see no difference at all (cause after the internal resolution get past the window resolution you are playing the difference in quality is almost 0 and medium (or medium-high) segment cards are enough to pull out 1920x1200 internal res).
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#10
Thank for all the answers.

(02-03-2011, 12:42 AM)iakoboss7 Wrote: also if we are talking about cards that will perform well in pcsx2 then everything above a gtx 460 1gb is overkill for pcsx2 and the user will see no difference at all
-> No problem at all for PCSX2 and PC games, but today I tested a GTX 470 with Dolphin emulator : in full HD with the same setup and in the same place, in Zelda Twilling princess run at 30fps with a GTX285, and with a GTX 470 the fps drop to 21fps (and i'm not CPU limited). Sad

in the end I'll stick with my GTX 285 and wait for a discount on a GTX 580. Wink
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