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January 8, 2012 12:42:03 PM

Which is the best GTX 560Ti to date, or atleast for £170-£230

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January 8, 2012 12:44:48 PM

Any of the 448 core 560ti's should qualify here. Personally I like EVGA, but ASUS, Zotac and others have some great models as well depending on whether you prefer a reference or non-reference design.
January 8, 2012 12:49:42 PM

casualcolors said:
Any of the 448 core 560ti's should qualify here. Personally I like EVGA, but ASUS, Zotac and others have some great models as well depending on whether you prefer a reference or non-reference design.

this is were i get a it confused. What is a preference card and what is a non preference card. P.s. I will be playing FSX ALOT! and possibly BF3
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January 8, 2012 12:53:09 PM

Oh yeah, you're the guy sidegrading from a 6950 to nvidia hardware. Think of reference designs as "stock" builds based on the original, non-reference are the cards you see with distinctly different looking cooling solutions and such.

Sometimes reference cards run hotter, sometimes non-reference designs have stability issues that weren't present in the reference models (and vice versa). It is all preference, and if you have none, I would say EVGA since the 90-day step-up program in your case might be really beneficial with new hardware on the way within a few months that you might want to upgrade to.
January 8, 2012 12:56:18 PM

casualcolors said:
Oh yeah, you're the guy sidegrading from a 6950 to nvidia hardware. Think of reference designs as "stock" builds based on the original, non-reference are the cards you see with distinctly different looking cooling solutions and such.

Sometimes reference cards run hotter, sometimes non-reference designs have stability issues that weren't present in the reference models (and vice versa). It is all preference, and if you have none, I would say EVGA since the 90-day step-up program in your case might be really beneficial with new hardware on the way within a few months that you might want to upgrade to.


I want the coolest, quietest, fastest GTX 560Ti, within my price range :) 
January 8, 2012 1:19:05 PM

You should investigate various benchmarks between the 448-core 560ti manufacturers then.
January 8, 2012 2:17:12 PM

Neither of those is a 448 core gtx 560 ti. You should check newegg and compare there. They happen to have a pretty wide selection at the moment (NCIX or whatever if in Canada I presume).
January 8, 2012 2:29:52 PM

casualcolors said:
Neither of those is a 448 core gtx 560 ti. You should check newegg and compare there. They happen to have a pretty wide selection at the moment (NCIX or whatever if in Canada I presume).

Is there a big difference in the 448 core version? I do know it's a little bit dearer but is it worth it?
January 8, 2012 2:32:43 PM

It benchmarks (with overclocking) almost on par with a gtx 570 for on average about 70-80 USD cheaper. You can decide, but to me it would certainly be worth it if I was deadset on a 560ti model.
January 8, 2012 7:52:03 PM

Not a bad model there. I know MSI had some issues in the 570 and 580 ranges with their non-reference designs (twin frozr II I think) but never heard anything bad about their 560ti's.
January 8, 2012 10:55:23 PM

casualcolors said:
Neither of those is a 448 core gtx 560 ti. You should check newegg and compare there. They happen to have a pretty wide selection at the moment (NCIX or whatever if in Canada I presume).


The OP used the £ sign and posted links to UK sites, why do you think they are in the USA or Canada?
January 8, 2012 11:01:39 PM

If you want the best, coolest one, I suggest you get an aftermarket cooler for the 560ti instead of spending money for the factory-made cooling designs.
January 8, 2012 11:07:02 PM

Mousemonkey said:
The OP used the £ sign and posted links to UK sites, why do you think they are in the USA or Canada?


I guess I just overlooked that when I added a caveat to my newegg suggestion. It could be because I already exhausted all reasonable responses and completely answered his questions in his previous thread dating 1 day prior, on this exact same topic lol.
January 8, 2012 11:26:43 PM

casualcolors said:
I guess I just overlooked that when I added a caveat to my newegg suggestion. It could be because I already exhausted all reasonable responses and completely answered his questions in his previous thread dating 1 day prior, on this exact same topic lol.

Fair 'nuff, the OP has got several threads on the same topic!
January 9, 2012 12:16:07 AM

depends on what you think is best

560Tis start cheap around $200 and the price starts to rise as faster over clocks, different coolers, or display ports are added.

the price raises close to what the 448 core 560Tis cost(which none should beat). They are not true 560Tis, they are really defective 570s GPUs.

They start life with the intention of being a 570 but a bank of the 480 CUDA units are bad leaving 448 so they are made into 560Ti 448 cores. This isn't a bad thing cause you get a slightly slower 570 at a raised 560Ti price, or a really fast 560Ti at less than a 570 price, depending on how you look at it..and if you decide you could run 3-way SLI with the 448 cores(currently the cheapest way to do that)

even though its over your price range, the baddest true 560Ti is the EVGA 560TiWin, its 2 true 384 core 560Tis on a single card aproching the performance of a 580 for less money. the advantage it offeres is it is a 560Ti SLI setup that doesnt need an SLI motherboard cause it works in one slot, and if you do have an SLI motherboard, with 2 installed, quad SLI can be ran( cheapest way to do that). if you dont want ever want quad SLI and only run one 560TiWin, 2 cheaper 560Tis still cost less than the 560TiWin, if you have the board to support it.

Thats what I did last month, a cheap reference(good warranty) 560Ti went in my machine to replace my aging 7800, so i could play newer games, than I bought another one to offload the PhysX to. It gets the frame rate up on the first one a bit, with the intintion of running them in SLI when I get my new motherboard.
January 9, 2012 4:07:03 AM

BKCXb said:
depends on what you think is best

560Tis start cheap around $200 and the price starts to rise as faster over clocks, different coolers, or display ports are added.

the price raises close to what the 448 core 560Tis cost(which none should beat). They are not true 560Tis, they are really defective 570s GPUs.

They start life with the intention of being a 570 but a bank of the 480 CUDA units are bad leaving 448 so they are made into 560Ti 448 cores. This isn't a bad thing cause you get a slightly slower 570 at a raised 560Ti price, or a really fast 560Ti at less than a 570 price, depending on how you look at it..and if you decide you could run 3-way SLI with the 448 cores(currently the cheapest way to do that)

even though its over your price range, the baddest true 560Ti is the EVGA 560TiWin, its 2 true 384 core 560Tis on a single card aproching the performance of a 580 for less money. the advantage it offeres is it is a 560Ti SLI setup that doesnt need an SLI motherboard cause it works in one slot, and if you do have an SLI motherboard, with 2 installed, quad SLI can be ran( cheapest way to do that). if you dont want ever want quad SLI and only run one 560TiWin, 2 cheaper 560Tis still cost less than the 560TiWin, if you have the board to support it.

Thats what I did last month, a cheap reference(good warranty) 560Ti went in my machine to replace my aging 7800, so i could play newer games, than I bought another one to offload the PhysX to. It gets the frame rate up on the first one a bit, with the intintion of running them in SLI when I get my new motherboard.

hmm, well your right that it's out of my price range, but this card looks beast :D . I wish I had the money for it, then I would definitely buy it. So, I guess I will just go with one of the 448 core versions. These are faster right? and are they quite overclockable?
January 9, 2012 6:42:18 PM

They are quite overclockable.
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