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GTX 560 Ti - Which one?

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June 19, 2011 8:10:33 PM

Ok so as i see it there are 3 competitors:

Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC 1GB GDDR5
900MHz clock speed
£200

Zotac GTX 560Ti AMP Edition 1GB GDDR5
950MHz clock speed
£200

Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SO 950 Edition 1GB DDR5
950MHz clock speed
£215

The obvious choice seems to be the Zotac, since it has the same higher OC'd clock speed (950MHz) but for the cheaper price of £200. Or am i missing something?
Ill be using this card with Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 motherboard running 8GB ram.

Feedback will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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June 19, 2011 9:12:30 PM

Always go for a Zotac, that's my opinion.
June 19, 2011 9:29:50 PM

If you prefer one brand over the other, go for loyalty. If not- go for the best price/performance/warranty.

Thats what I always do.
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a b K Overclocking
June 19, 2011 10:51:37 PM

I would go with which ever one has better cooling.A god aftermarket heatsink will allow for a much high O.C.

Can you provide links to each card?
June 20, 2011 12:59:26 AM

If I had to choose one of those three cards, I would definitely go for the Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SO 950 Edition 1GB DDR5
950MHz clock speed
£215


the reason is it has a better cooler compared to zotac. So your temps would stay low.


buying a non Ti version is also good but not great. The Ti version is faster than the non Ti. Gigabyte GTX 560Ti SO 950 Edition can easily compete with a stock GTX 570 and a HD 6970. Check out some reviews for that and you will get to know.
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June 20, 2011 7:23:51 AM

Yeah the Zotac only has one fan which was putting me off.

I think my favourite of the GTX 560 Ti's is the Gigabyte OC. I know the SOC clocks a little higher, however i can OC that myself.

My budget started at £700 and after weighing up the pro's an con's of each component im now up to £800 :p  and thats without an OS still although im hoping one of my student friends can get one cheap :)  so keeping the graphics card good, while being mindful of cost is pretty important. The OC Gigabyte fits the bill at £200. Hopefully sometime next year ill have some spare cash to SLI it.

And yes the Ti is a much quicker card than the standard GTX560. On some benchmark tests i saw, the SOC Gigabyte running at 950MHz was out performing some GTX570's and there still room to OC up to about 1025MHz.
June 21, 2011 3:48:20 AM

If you are gaming on a single monitor at 1080p or less resolutions, then there is no need of the extra vram of the 6950. at 1080p or less, they both perform at the same levels.

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a b K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 6:38:28 AM

Yeah i wont be gaming with dual screen as i see no point. Ill just start playing on like a 32" at 1080p if i feel a bigger screen is needed. The GTX 560 Ti has so many good ratings for OCing, Value for money and performance. I see no reason not to go with it, and continue to SLI it in the future.
June 21, 2011 5:37:35 PM

To OP: I recommend EVGA 560Ti SuperClocked DS edition, it has 2 fans, and it looks sexy. =]

legendkiller said:
I prefer the GTx 560 version(Non Ti).. If you buy the GTx 560 Ti, Your an Total Idiot!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Okay, I feel insulted cause I bought 2, where's your support/evidence? GTX 560Ti smokes the GTX 560 non-Ti
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June 21, 2011 6:04:27 PM

I choose all for sli :) 
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June 21, 2011 6:21:41 PM

Do you know that reference card can hit those clock too right?

I own an ASUS DirectCU II and from your options I'd go with the Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC, with the others one that comes with high clock you will hit the overclock wall more quickly.
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June 22, 2011 9:10:30 PM

legendkiller said:
I'd get this one: http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-146...
It's not a Ti, if you buy an Ti, your a Total Idiot... BTW it has 2GB and is just about $40 more...


:lol: 

2GB are only useful for more than two monitors, while you are getting different specs with that GTX 560. With all respect, in this part you are the TI.
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June 22, 2011 10:09:52 PM

Too late to change my mind now anyway :p  Just ordered all the components for my build, with the GPU being the Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti OC version :) 
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a b K Overclocking
June 22, 2011 10:59:16 PM

Can you provide a link to that card?

Am wondering about the cooling.
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June 23, 2011 8:05:56 AM

O that version.I thought it was the stock OC gigabyte model but thats the dual fan model.Thats a really good cooler.You won't be disapointed.

Goodluck
Happy gaming
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June 23, 2011 9:57:07 AM

Thank you. Im expecting delivery friday and will be my first build. really looking forward to it, maybe closer to christmas ill think about SLI on that bad boy aswell :p 
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June 23, 2011 10:45:58 AM

That would also be something to look forward to.
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