GTX 590 vs GTX 580 vs GTX 470


Oct 30, 2011
I was thinking about getting a new graphic card and once i saw the GTX 590 performance and reviews i deiced to get it, I'm getting it on 12/8/2011 a friend of mine told me that my old pc doesn't deserve such a graphic card and i shouldn't waste all that money replacing my old GTX 470. He have the GTX 580 Superclocked and he told me there is no difference between both cards .. I always considered myself as a gamer and i was waiting for " Batman Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Saint row The Third, Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Mass Effect 3 " I already played The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings and i couldn't max the game settings BUT it's working fine on High @ 1080p. I played Metro 2033 Too many times on my GTX 470 and i never had a good FPS in that game.

Can The GTX 590 Max these games settings @ 1080p??

This is My PC Specs

Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processor 2.66 GHz, 8M Cache @ 2.79 GHz
ASUS Rampage II Extreme Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 12GB 1600MHz
Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower case
2TB Western Digital Caviar Black X 2
Cougar CM Power 700W
BenQ T2200HD Resolution 1920x1080

Should i get The GTX 590, GTX 580 or stay with my GTX 470 "Which i'm no longer satisfied with" And if my pc is old should i replace my whole system? :S
Hello and welcome to the Forums.
No your Rig is not old at all, pretty decent to run all the upcoming games at maximum performance.
a GTX 590/580 can't be compared with a GTX 470, GTX 470 is comparable with the GTX 560Ti.
The GTX 590 will max out all what you have listed, but it's pretty much expensive a $700, 2 GTX 570s in SLI will save you $100 and get you close or better performance.
Same for GTX 580, is expensive and doesn't worth the money it's 20% faster than GTX 570, unless you have money to spend.

But as long the the new series is coming from nvidia better wait for it, it will offer much more performance and right now you might get a single GTX 570 or a cheap used GTX 470 to SLI with your current one.

Also you need to give your CPU higher OC to get the most out of it


Jul 18, 2007
I do not think your pc needs urgent replacent in motherboard or cpu. I'd recommend you to get a branded 850w psu. Then overclock your cpu over 3,5ghz and you can use a 590 or two 570sli or whatever graphics card you want. Or wait a little longer for amd 7000s / nvidia 6xx


Overclocking your CPU will bring its performance up to par with newer sandy bridge ones. It certianly doesn't need replacing.

As above, the 580 is a great card, but overpriced for the performance it offers. a couple of 560 ti's in SLI are cheaper and will outperform a single 580, so that would be a better value approach.

if you want to stick with a single card though, I'd go with either a 580 or 560ti. The 570 is poor value when overclocking potential is taken into account, as a 560ti can overclock to match its performance at a considerably lower cost.

Even SuperOverclocked (SOC) cards are still 11% slower than GTX 570, reference cards are 20-22% slower than GTX 570.
And if the GTX 560Ti overclocks, the GTX 570 can be overclocked as well to get more out of it

What I think mouse is saying is that the 570 doesn't come with the same OC headroom as the 560ti or the 580. I believe he is only speaking of % OC capacity.


Pretty much. I just mean that for the performance per dollar, when overclocking for both is taken in to account, the 560ti is much better value.

Don't get me wrong, the 570 is still a great card. but i think the 560ti superseded it in terms of value.