Sapphire HD 6870 vapor X vs MSI GTX 560 TwinFrozr II

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks from today

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

POWER SUPPLY: not sure what to get for either of these two cards

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.tigerdirect.ca or www.canadacomputers.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes. MAYBE I will do Crossfire/SLS later on

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Must run newest and best games (I.E. STALKER COP, Crysis, BFBC2 on highest settings).


The debate i'm having is between these two cards:

The Sapphire 100314VXSR Radeon HD 6870 Vapor-X Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5 link

and the MSI N560GTXTwinFrozrII/OC GeForce GTX 560 Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5 link

I'm not too familiar with the specifics of GPU's so I would really appreciate some input :D . I want to get as many people's opinions as possible before I waste my hard earned money.
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  1. They have roughly equal performance. The GTX 560 overclocks much better.

    Both of those cards are extremely overpriced. You can get a GTX 560 Ti for less and it's significantly faster than both of those.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261100

    Please notice the less rebate part of the price at tigerdirect.
  2. those cards a pretty similar. you cant go wrong with either. just make sure you get a capable PSU, not a cheap'n'nasty.
  3. iam2thecrowe said:
    those cards a pretty similar. you cant go wrong with either. just make sure you get a capable PSU, not a cheap'n'nasty.


    Would a 650W PSU suffice?
  4. WTF? 6870 for $220 on tigerdirect? that's some serious bullshit right there....
    WWWTTTTTFFFF!!!!! 6870 for $240 on Canada computers? Man things are F*ked up these days.
    Goodold Newegg.
    GTX 560TI twin Frozr OC. for $240
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565
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