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RX 570 4GB or GTX 970

In my country I can get a GTX 970 for the same price as a RX 570 4GB, which one should I buy? I'm of course aware of the benefits of buying first hand but the gtx 970 is a bit better so I'm not sure.

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For such a minimal difference (Literally 4% on UBM) you might as well buy the new card.

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In theory the GTX 970 should be marginally faster... but It's 3 generations old now while the RX570 is the up-to-date offering... I'd only go with the GTX 970 if it's a beefy model... if it's a mediocre one or reference I'd opt for the newer RX570.

 

Another thing to take into account is that the RX570 has FreeSync which is common on many monitors nowadays and a great ally for smooth gameplay, nVidia has finally announced they will be adding support for FreeSync too however it'll be limited to Pascal and Turing architectures.

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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

nVidia has finally announced they will be adding support for FreeSync

They did!!

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6 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

In theory the GTX 970 should be marginally faster... but It's 3 generations old now while the RX570 is the up-to-date offering... I'd only go with the GTX 970 if it's a beefy model... if it's a mediocre one or reference I'd opt for the newer RX570.

 

Another thing to take into account is that the RX570 has FreeSync which is common on many monitors nowadays and a great ally for smooth gameplay, nVidia has finally announced they will be adding support for FreeSync too however it'll be limited to Pascal and Turing architectures.

The second hand one is indeed a reference card so in that case I will definitely go for the red team this time, thanks for the advice!

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Do you get the free games with the AMD card? I think that makes it a pretty easy choice, even if you just sell them (if possible) later on.

6 hours ago, Constantin said:

They did!!

I believe that was only for 10 series and higher cards though, wasn't it?

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4 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Do you get the free games with the AMD card? I think that makes it a pretty easy choice, even if you just sell them (if possible) later on.

I believe that was only for 10 series and higher cards though, wasn't it?

they didnt specified it...but it's only working well with SOME freesync monitors...and they happen to be the ones that are expensive (the real deal) the ones with a wide freesync window and low framerate compensation stuff built in...:

 

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14 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

they didnt specified it...but it's only working well with SOME freesync monitors...and they happen to be the ones that are expensive (the real deal) the ones with a wide freesync window and low framerate compensation stuff built in...:

 

That's absolutely hideous!

Also, here's where I read it:

 

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Starting with an Nvidia driver update on January 15, these G-Sync Compatible monitors will automatically be able to take advantage of G-Sync's basic variable VRR features when used with Nvidia 20-series and 10-series graphics cards.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/nvidia-certifies-select-freesync-monitors-as-g-sync-compatible/

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

i didn't know about support for older cards...thats kinda sad...

Also, apparently those cheap ''narrow freesync window'' and cheap scaller freesync panels exibit some of the same issues even when used with AMD graphics cards.

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18 minutes ago, i_build_nanosuits said:

i didn't know about support for older cards...thats kinda sad...

Also, apparently those cheap ''narrow freesync window'' and cheap scaller freesync panels exibit some of the same issues even when used with AMD graphics cards.

I wish they'd outted the bad panels at the very least. It'd be nice to know you've got something decent. Though that stand kind of looked LG on the second one..

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