I am currently running two Sapphire Radeon HD 5770s (full system specs below), and I am looking to upgrade my video cards to something within the $250 range.
From my research, I have narrowed the possibilities to a GTX 560 Ti (likely to be this one), and I was wondering if I would see a performance increase. ATI has kind of screwed me over with drivers since I have two cards, so I figure this upgrade would be worth it.
I also found this card earlier today, and it looks like a strong possibility. And it's only $170!
tl;dr Looking to upgrade from two 5770s, need help deciding between this and this.
Motherboard: MSI P55M-GD45 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Video Card # 1: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossF
Video Card # 2: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossF
Hard Drive # 1: HITACHI Deskstar HD31000 IDK/7K (0S00163) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified Cros
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Yeah, unless you are particularly interested in not having to deal with Crossfire any more I don't think there's a worthwhile upgrade for the kind of money you are talking about. If you didn't factor in that you can sell the HD5770s and add that to your budget to snag a GTX 570 or HD6970 then that is something to consider.
I just realized that is a nice CF setup with the HD 5770s
I would consider buying two HD 5770s if I saw a reasonable price on Ebay or Craigslist
It is a nice little setup for gaming
Can handle almost any game at 1920x1080 with some pretty good settings
jyjjy made a good point
if you factor in current budget combined with the money for the HD 5770s
(between $150 to $200 for the pair on Craiglist or Ebay)
the OP could afford a strong card like the GTX 570
The Zotac card you linked is a GTX 560, not a GTX 560 Ti. They are not the same. The Ti model has 384 shader units while the non-Ti card has 336 as well as a slightly lower reference core speed. At reference speed the GTX 560 Ti is not actually going to be an upgrade over what you have now but if you overclock the card(should get to 1ghz) you should see a decent boost. As such you should be looking for a model with the best cooling IMO. The MSI Twin Frozr/Hawk, Asus DirectCU and Gigabyte Super OC cards would all be good choices.