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Gtx 560ti or radeon 5770 CF

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February 8, 2011 7:47:48 PM

I can get two 5770's on newegg right now for almost $20 less than a single gtx 560, would 2 5770>1 560?

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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 7:58:21 PM

The 5770s in CF should be a tad faster.
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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 8, 2011 8:23:39 PM

Not much point in factory overclocks when you can just overclock cards yourself and almost always to higher clocks.
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February 14, 2011 8:03:22 AM

wolfram23 said:
Not much point in factory overclocks when you can just overclock cards yourself and almost always to higher clocks.


But if you want to keep your warranties you may want to. I personally just go for the cheapest version (albeit to some choices on companies), and will only go for an OC if they're cheaper, the same price, or only a tad dearer.
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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 2:18:18 PM

They can't prove you overclock unless you send them your whole PC with the overclocks enabled, or if you flash the BIOS without flashing back to stock before returning it. Pretty easy things to avoid.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 2:24:48 PM

the 560 SOC probably has a cherry picked chip that gets higher OCs than a reference 560 and it has a nice cooler. well worth 20 bucks imo.
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February 14, 2011 3:14:56 PM

I recommend to pick a GTX 560ti and in future you can add another one in SLI to play future games.
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a c 124 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 3:52:47 PM

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5770's in Xfire - 5850
560 Ti - 5870


Nope that's not right. 5770 in CF is almost a 5870 and OC beyond a 5870:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/sapphir...

But the 560 is better in a few cases. It's hard to find direct comparisons as the benchmark suites have all changed. But I would say that considering CF occasionally has issues, while a single card is basically always going to work, it might be best to just buy the 560.
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February 14, 2011 4:01:24 PM

They are comparable in performance assuming you are playing a game with CF support.

The 560 (and by extension the HD 6950) is a much better choice because you can SLI it later down the line and single card solutions will have less problems and better support than SLI and CF. A single 560 will produce less heat and consume slightly less power than the dual 5770s.

Rule of thumb: when performance and price are the same, go with the single card.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 4:14:57 PM

minitron815 said:
Rule of thumb: when performance and price are the same, go with the single card.

Nah.
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a b U Graphics card
February 14, 2011 7:11:27 PM

I agree with wolfram 5770 x-fire is a 5870 or beyond, of course when crossfire is not being utilized then your stuck with a 5770 but many problems of the past have been worked out in newer card series.

Also the gtx 560, especially when oc'ed will be equal to or better then a 5870... it just depends you have a higher potential performance from 5770 crossfire I'd say but the gtx 560 will likely be a bit more reliable as a single card... it a tough call I'd say get the 5770s if you find a stellar deal otherwise the 560 is the logical choice...

the only reason you should be buying 5770s is bc of the price, if you want that level of performance why not buy a single 5870? those are also super cheap now so its a tough call but there are some thoughts for you to ponder

also if you went with the single 5870 then you could add another a bit down the road (if you have the psu for it) maybe for even cheaper:

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

great deal imo, there is also the xfx one for 209 AR but you pay 250 for it upfront....

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