I'm looking at doing my first system build in the next week or two and up until now have been set on buying a Radeon HD 6870 which currently costs $349NZD. I have just been looking on www.computerlounge.co.nz though and see they are currently selling an overclocked version of the GTX560 Ti for $389NZD, compared to the usual $420 to $450 price range.
As I have no experience of Nvidia cards, Id like to hear some peoples opinions on which of the following cards would be a better option?
Id also like to know:
- Would there be a significant difference in terms of performance between these two cards in gaming?
- How well does the GTX560 Ti scale in SLI compared to the 6870 in crossfire?
- Will it be possible to play games across 3 monitors off of a single GTX560 Ti in the same way that you can using an AMD card with eyefinity, otherwise is it possible to do this with two cards in SLI?
Also as Ive never had any experience with EVGA parts before, user opinions on the company would be appreciated.
GTX560Ti @stock is faster than 6870 stock, and as it's a SOC then it would be even better. If you have a nVidia card you need 2 cards for 3 monitors. Percentually 6870 scales better in CF than 560Ti in SLI, but it loses to it in FPS, because it's a weaker card.