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Another 6870 vs 560 ti

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February 23, 2011 11:54:30 PM

So ive done a lot of research so far and it seems I am as are a few other people down to deciding between getting a 6870 or a 560 TI. I have right now the 4870 dk top and i love it however I pre ordered dragon age 2 and crysis 2 and feel i need to upgrade to a dx11 card with a lil more umph.

Right now im looking at:

and i wanted to get the ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP but i cant find anywhere to buy it so im not sure which 560 to get but id like it to come overclocked

any suggestions would help my price point is 200-300ish really just concerned on whats the best for the money for the 2 upcoming games i mentioned

Update: looks like i completely missed the Radeon HD 6950 which i can also do it if thats any better

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February 24, 2011 12:01:43 AM

oh btw mobo is a p5q deluxe psu is fine and i intend to try to run those games on very high at 1920 x 1080
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a c 214 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 2:44:32 AM

Go with the GTX560.Of course the 6950 is more powerful but it can get really hot and noisey.Besides when compared the 6950 only leads with a few FPS.The GTX560 is the better deal and the scaling when SLI'd is the same as with the 68xx series.Unless your thinking of going for an Eyefinity setup in the future i would go with the GTX560.
a c 214 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 3:10:28 AM

I was just saying that this is the first Nvidia card that scales as well as the 68xx and 69xx series cards.
a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 3:52:40 AM

yeah, personally I would go for the gtx 560 ti... I have 6870 crossfire in my personal rig and I'm very happy with the scaling and performance, if your going for a single card, get a gtx 560 over the 6870, the 6950 would also be a good choice if you can stretch your budget 10-30 dollars.

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a c 647 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 5:23:40 AM

I can't believe there is any debate as to whether the GTX 560 is better than a 6870. The question is whether the GTX 560 is better than the flagship 6970. At more than $100 cheaper, much cooler, and much quieter, it's an obvious choice:

a c 647 U Graphics card
February 24, 2011 5:26:37 AM

wolf201 said:
Actually the leading scaling GPU is the 6950,

Average dual card scaling across all benchmarks at 1920x1200:
6950: 1.67x
6870: 1.74x
560: 1.69x
570: 1.7x
580: 1.58x

(Note: Higher performing cards are more affected by CPU bottlenecking, with the GTX580 being held back more by the CPU, and the 6870 least affected.)

Noise levels (vs. single card)
6950: 49 Dba (+8 Dba)
6870: 42 Dba (+1 Dba)
560: 40 Dba (+3 Dba)
570: 42 Dba (+2 Dba)
580: 46 Dba (+5 Dba)

GPU Temps (vs. single card)
6950: 89c (+12c)
6870: 76c (+9c)
560: 74c (+6c)
570: 81c (+4c)
580: 90c (+3c)

1920x1200 dual card scaling:

6950: 1.18x
6870: 1.33x
560: 1.63x
570: 1.55x
580: 1.58x

Far Cry 2
6950: 1.9x
6870: 1.93x
560: 1.74x
570: 1.8x
580: 1.58x

Anno 1404
6950: 1.15x
6870: 1.39x
560: 1.69x
570: 1.46x
580: 1.30x

Crysis Warhead
6950: 1.71x
6870: 1.80x
560: 1.70x
570: 1.56x
580: 1.45x

3D Mark Vantage GPU Score
6950: 1.64x
6870: 1.73x
560: 1.74x
570: 1.65x
580: 1.56x

Metro 2033
6950: 2x
6870: 2x
560: 1.87x
570: 2x
580: 1.97x

6950: 1.82x
6870: 1.77x
560: 1.86x
570: 1.73x
580: 1.55x

6950: 1.92x
6870: 1.93x
560: 1.91x
570: 1.84x
580: 1.61x
February 26, 2011 1:26:52 AM

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a c 169 U Graphics card
February 26, 2011 4:59:33 AM

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