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February 27, 2011 12:49:45 PM

:hello: 
My specs now are:

i5 760 oced to 3.8ghz
Asus p7h55-m
6gb 1440mhz corsair ram
8800GTS
750w corsair psu

Im planning on playing games like crysis 2,homefront and diablo 3 when they come out so im wondering if the 460 will be able to handle those games on atleast medium settings or should i be spending more on the 480?

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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 3:35:50 PM

All 3 of those cards should fit in that case just fine.
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February 27, 2011 3:43:43 PM

whats your monitor res?
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a c 595 U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 4:03:46 PM

That Palit 560 with 2GB of memory will be nearly as fast as the 480, but much quieter and cooler.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 4:06:35 PM

Don't get a GTX480.
My 2-cents.
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February 27, 2011 4:54:27 PM

barrymobiel said:
whats your monitor res?



1680x1050
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 6:36:01 PM

I would go with the GTX560Ti...
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 6:55:36 PM

17seconds said:
That Palit 560 with 2GB of memory will be nearly as fast as the 480, but much quieter and cooler.



^+1 agreed, listen to matto
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February 27, 2011 7:46:32 PM

Does anything think ill regret not buying the 480gtx if i buy the 560gtx? Benchmarks are telling me that the 480 is a better card and its the same price so why not go with that?

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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 8:28:39 PM

MadCatz900 said:
Does anything think ill regret not buying the 480gtx if i buy the 560gtx? Benchmarks are telling me that the 480 is a better card and its the same price so why not go with that?

Thanks.


GTX480 is known for:
-High temperatures
-Being loud
-Consuming a ridiculous amount of power

Benchmarks aren't always reliable because they test the card in most-likely a different build than your own.
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 8:51:30 PM

Omnisome is on point with that one
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a b U Graphics card
February 27, 2011 9:03:23 PM

MadCatz900 said:
Does anything think ill regret not buying the 480gtx if i buy the 560gtx? Benchmarks are telling me that the 480 is a better card and its the same price so why not go with that?

Thanks.


Unless you're going to start running Folding@Home or using your computer as a space heater, the GTX560Ti is the better option. Quite frankly, the GTX480 gets rather hot, as Omnisome stated....it also consumes a LOT more power than the GTX560Ti. There have also been a lot of complaints about fan noise....but, if you're not concerned about the power draw, heat production, or fan noise....it's a good card. In most games, the GTX560Ti should be able to overclock far enough to make up the performance gap between them.
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February 27, 2011 9:03:31 PM

Get a factory overclocked GTX 560Ti, I reccomend the ASUS DirectCU GTX 560Ti, the Gigabyte Super Overclocked 1GHz 560Ti, or the Sparkle Calibre x560Ti
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2011 1:18:01 AM

^+1 yeah your best choice is no doubt a gtx 560 imo
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a c 192 U Graphics card
February 28, 2011 1:31:25 AM

I "had" to decide on a new card recently myself. The GTX480 wasn't even on my radar, for the reasons Omnisome listed. I looked at benchmarks of specific games I [will] play, like Civilization V, and the GTX560 became an obvious best choice. My resolution is 1920x1080; since yours is lower, if you need to save money, a 1GB GTX460 would do well for you also.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2011 1:10:51 PM

From what I've seen, Sparkle don't have a reputation for lasting more than a couple-years. Although I've never used one myself.
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a b U Graphics card
February 28, 2011 2:02:58 PM

MadCatz900 said:
Thanks for all the replies guys looks like ill get the 560 but which one out of these 2 would be better, higher clock speeds or more memory?

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB NVIDIA Graphics Card

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/72gb-palit-gtx-560-ti-40...

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-msi-gtx-560-ti-twin-...



Don't even have to look at the clock speeds, get the MSI one. Much better company... Clock speeds aren't overly relevant anyway!
Here is another take on the GTX560 that is worth a look: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-evga-gtx-560-ti-fpb-... - eVGA GeForce GTX560-1GB (FPB Edition) for £200
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a c 595 U Graphics card
February 28, 2011 4:26:21 PM

2 GB doesn't make much difference vs. 1 GB, except at very high resolutions with very high settings. This was confirmed in reviews of the Palit GTX 460 1 GB vs. 2 GB, and in all the HD6950 1GB vs. 2 GB cards. I would go for the MSI Twin Frozr.
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March 2, 2011 1:03:48 AM

Ok that link to dabs doesnt work for me but its the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560Ti 1GHz 1GB PCI-E HDMI SuperOverclocked
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a c 595 U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 1:06:03 AM

The SOC rules!
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March 2, 2011 11:49:31 AM

It seems like i wont be able to get the Gigabyte SOC its not in stock on scan or anywhere else i usually use.

So i guess its the MSI one or is there something better? I could possibly wait for the gigabyte SOC to come back in stock on the 21st march but i dont want to wait ;p

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a c 595 U Graphics card
March 2, 2011 6:44:18 PM

Can you find the Sparkle Calibre anywhere? Tom's did a recent review and the Sparkle really stepped out in terms of speed and minimal noise level. It's the only card that is clocked at 1000 mhz, like the Gigabyte SOC, but it has memory that is clocked higher than the SOC. It also comes with an awesome Arctic Cooling heatsink that is very quiet and effective. It comes in a really cool box too.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-560-ti-...
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March 5, 2011 9:15:50 AM

Hey guys thanks for the help, just installed my "MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TWIN FROZR II 1GB NVIDIA Graphics Card"

Here is a little comparison all run at stock speeds with the same settings and resolution 1680x1050 (Medium/High meaning some settings on Medium and some on High)

Drivers: 266.66 (Latest as of this post)

Testing FPS with fraps.

Starcraft 2 max settings (Might differ a lot on other maps)

8800GTS: 30-40fps
MSI 560GTX: about 80fps average

Crysis 2 demo hardcore setting (max) Map:skyline

8800GTS: about 30fps average
MSI 560GTX: About 70fps average

Left 4 Dead 2 Medium/high settings: Level: Dead center street

8800GTS: I cant really remember but i think it was something between 70-100fps
MSI 560GTX: About 180fps+ average.

Settlers 7 Medium/low settings: Map Badland Ridge

8800GTS: 30-40fps
MSI 560GTX 50-60 fps (Tried it on the highest settings as well and it was around 50fps average)

I was surprised it was the same size as my 8800GTS so i didnt have to move any hard drives around to fit it in my case ;p

I had a problem when i first started Starcraft 2, it said it couldnt determine the recommended settings for my graphics card. Also launching Left 4 Dead 2 steam said "Your video card does not appear in our database" i pressed continue and it works anyway so ill ignore it.

Spec tested on:

i5 760 oced to 3.8ghz
Asus p7h55-m
6gb 1440mhz (Underclocked 1600mhz) corsair xms3 ram
8800GTS/MSI 560GTX
750w corsair psu

Thanks.
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March 5, 2011 9:53:23 AM

Best answer selected by MadCatz900.
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