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GTX 560 TI SOC, GTX 560 Ti SC, GTX 570 SC

Hello,
I read a lot on newegg that the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI SOC is very unstable and that most people have to down clock it for it to work, esp when playing games.=/. Any feedback on that? I really want to pick this over the EVGA GTX SC 570 but I'm scared about these common problems. I was wondering if the EVGA GTX 560 TI SC would be a good choice too.
Thanks. Here's future build specs:

i7-2600k
ASUS P8p67 deluxe
Rosewell Extreme 850w
G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600
Thermaltake Frio
HAF 922
WD Blue 500GB

I have a 720 32' Tv right now but the TV I'll be replacing soon for something 40', 1080p, and 120Hz.

Thank for any help ahead of time. =)
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  1. I currently am using the EVGA Superclocked 570, and I have had no problems at all. I am running in a HAF 922 with stock cooling and the temps never get higher then 60-70 degree C.

    Also the performance is amazing, I can play The Witcher 2 on Full graphics running at 40 FPS.
  2. The Gigabyte SOC (560Ti) used to come core clocked to 1GHz, and due to it being unstable they downclocked it and started selling the SOC version factory clocked to 950MHz.

    Since its been downclocked to 950MHz i haven't heard any complains of instability.

    In terms of price, the Gigabyte OC (factory clocked to 900MHz) is generally a better buy, and then use MSI Afterburner to clock it up to 950MHz yourself.

    Id you can afford a GTX 570 - id go with it, in terms on gaming performance, its certainly a better card.
  3. here's some extra advice : once you get the 560 ti sli it later on.
  4. Yeah. I saw that newegg still sells both version of the card and a lot of people with 950 verson were still having to down clock and return cards many times.
  5. If you could afford a GTX 570 now, why would you downgrade and buy a 560?

    570 in SLI will outperform 560's in SLI....
  6. nekodemon09 said:
    Yeah. I saw that newegg still sells both version of the card and a lot of people with 950 verson were still having to down clock and return cards many times.


    Personally i recommend the Gigabyte GTX 560Ti OC version (factory clocked at 900MHz). Its proved a very solid card for my build and has been running constant overclock of 950MHz with no problems what so ever for months now.
  7. Best answer
    nekodemon09 said:
    Hello,
    I read a lot on newegg that the Gigabyte GTX 560 TI SOC is very unstable and that most people have to down clock it for it to work, esp when playing games.=/. Any feedback on that? I really want to pick this over the EVGA GTX SC 570 but I'm scared about these common problems. I was wondering if the EVGA GTX 560 TI SC would be a good choice too.
    Thanks. Here's future build specs:

    i7-2600k
    ASUS P8p67 deluxe
    Rosewell Extreme 850w
    G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1600
    Thermaltake Frio
    HAF 922
    WD Blue 500GB

    I have a 720 32' Tv right now but the TV I'll be replacing soon for something 40', 1080p, and 120Hz.

    Thank for any help ahead of time. =)


    The gigabyte 560 ti SOC is a very unstable card. My friend had the original 1ghz card and even when underclocked to stock speeds, he ran into problems.

    Why not the MSI 560 Hawk?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578

    It won an award from Tom's which compared a bazillion 560 ti cards
  8. Theres a slim chance my dad will fly with the 570 price thats why im trying to get the best 560
  9. So here are some good cards that come to my attention:
    All the cards bellow are GTX 560 ti
    Twin Frozer II: $200 or $245
    MSI Hawk: $260
    ASUS DCII: $200 or $250

    Right now I'm really liking the $200 DCII. I heard in some cases its better to just but a soild stock and just oc yourself.
  10. nekodemon09 said:
    So here are some good cards that come to my attention:
    All the cards bellow are GTX 560 ti
    Twin Frozer II: $200 or $245
    MSI Hawk: $260
    ASUS DCII: $200 or $250

    Right now I'm really liking the $200 DCII. I heard in some cases its better to just but a soild stock and just oc yourself.


    I'm not sure what is important to you or what reviews you have read. Tom's keeps a decent chart on performance, temps, and noise:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2011-gaming-graphics-charts/benchmarks,123.html
  11. I would just get a stock EVGA 560Ti. They're priced well and some come with a lifetime warranty. IIRC, unless they've changed the terms of the warranty in the last year (when I had my 460s and 470s), OCing doesn't necessarily void the warranty.
    You can just tune up the card yourself using MSI Afterburner and save yourself some cash. You might even be able to get a stock 570 and do the same.
  12. Oops. Just noticed the $200 cards are not Ti so in the end all the Ti cards cost about the same. I see tgat EVGA gives lifetime and other brands just 3 years. Im kinda so and so worry on this because i plan to get a 580 way by then. Are the extra fans that Hawk and DCII have are worth the pick over the EVGA?
  13. Cooling performance and noise is better on the hawk and DC II than on the EVGA
  14. Thanks for the help everyone. I decided to get the Hawk. =)
  15. Best answer selected by Nekodemon09.
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