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GTX 560 Ti vs GTX 260 Sli (honest answers only)

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September 10, 2011 6:56:58 AM


Hello,
I like to play games in 1680x1050 and (all settings high if possible) but new games are giving me tough situation in selecting resolution in gtx 260.
i know 560 ti would be way better but if that too cannot handle !new games! or gets slow overtime like my gtx 260 did then would it be better sli gtx 260 or get 560 ti and sli that which i wont be doing it.

by the way 560 ti SLi how much power i require (just for information.)

cpu i7 2600k
16gb ram
1 TB x3 HD
a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 9:20:34 AM

Grt the 560 Ti
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September 10, 2011 9:54:55 AM

I agree. I'm sure the performance between those two options is pretty close. But you gain DX11 with the 560TI. I think it will also use less power, and you won't run into any SLI scaling issues. You can also sell your GTX260 on your local Craigs list for $80-$100 recouping some of that you spent on the GTX560TI.
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September 10, 2011 10:12:42 AM

HeHe. $80 to$100 for a used 260? I think not!
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a c 171 U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 10:17:28 AM

On my local CL, yes. Where are you and what do they go for there?
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September 10, 2011 10:49:43 AM

There would be people who would pay that for such a card (GTX 260). The 560 Ti is a good card and currently holds the sweet spot as far as bang for buck goes. I got one and have no regrets.
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September 10, 2011 11:38:04 AM

I probably would. A 216SP GTX260 for $100 is a good deal. The only $100 new cards you can get are after rebate, and cards like the 6770 or GTS450/550. These cards are a bit slower then the 4870, which as a bit slower then the GTX260. If your budget is limited you could do worse.
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September 10, 2011 12:45:23 PM

Without even a second though, you want the 560ti.
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September 10, 2011 12:51:22 PM

Clearly, the 560M is better. Besides consuming a lot more power, the SLI combo will not support DirectX 11 'effects'.
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September 10, 2011 12:53:10 PM

u could use the gtx 260 as a Phys X card and use a gtx 560 ti fpb
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September 10, 2011 1:06:44 PM

nikhilmitta said:
Clearly, the 560M is better. Besides consuming a lot more power, the SLI combo will not support DirectX 11 'effects'.

:heink: 
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September 10, 2011 1:21:04 PM

Well two way sli is a lot more stable than the noobs here think except for mouse who has been like my self been running it for years. I would still side with the 560ti as it could be overclocked to the performance of a stock gtx 570 but they come with plenty of issues but not as bad as the gtx 460 and the gtx 570. However the two gtx 260 can get close to that 560ti when overclocked. If in good shape they will also outlast most newer cards these days due to their build quality. Either way you got two decent solutions as for DX11 it is not required to play the majority of games out there yet so no need to rush. DX9 and DX10 are good enough for the 90% of games out there. Also waiting a little longer might help when it comes to prices as the 28nm generation is on it's way. 28nm will be heads and shoulders above this current gen if it lives up to most expectations.
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September 10, 2011 1:21:44 PM

Sure you wont get DX11 on the 260 SLi rig, but are you going to get 60fps with DX11 @ 1920 res with the 560? Highly doubt it. Sure these are just numbers, but with a performance stretch like this, youll see more FPS with the 260x2 in the same game.


GTX 260 x2
Memory Bandwidth: 223.776 GB/sec
FLOPS: 1788.48 GFLOPS
Pixel Fill Rate: 32256 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 92160 MTexels/sec

GTX 560 Ti
Memory Bandwidth: 128.256 GB/sec
FLOPS: 1262.592 GFLOPS
Pixel Fill Rate: 26304 MPixels/sec
Texture Fill Rate: 52608 MTexels/sec
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September 10, 2011 1:37:24 PM

4745454b said:
I probably would. A 216SP GTX260 for $100 is a good deal. The only $100 new cards you can get are after rebate, and cards like the 6770 or GTS450/550. These cards are a bit slower then the 4870, which as a bit slower then the GTX260. If your budget is limited you could do worse.

Just have to shop around
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 10, 2011 1:55:42 PM

nikhilmitta said:
Clearly, the 560M is better. Besides consuming a lot more power, the SLI combo will not support DirectX 11 'effects'.

560m is the equiv of a non Ti 560 but laptop model... how is this better? Also, DX11 "effects" will work just fine with an sli setup with 560Ti's...
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September 10, 2011 2:00:26 PM

delluser1 said:
Just have to shop around
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I got a better deal on my GTX 280 than that ;)  but also got a gtx 460 as well. The older cards are stronger than most now days think as Nvidia screwed up a few things when it comes to Fermi. Overclocked those two gtx 260 can put a lot of heat on a single 560ti at almost any speed.
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September 10, 2011 2:14:48 PM

nforce4max said:
I got a better deal on my GTX 280 than that ;) but also got a gtx 460 as well. The older cards are stronger than most now days think as Nvidia screwed up a few things when it comes to Fermi. Overclocked those two gtx 260 can put a lot of heat on a single 560ti at almost any speed.

New ?
Yup, had a pair :) 
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September 10, 2011 2:24:33 PM

A single GTX 560 Ti will kill any game @ 1080p, save Metro 2033 and maybe Witcher 2 with ubersampling. SLI is even better, and I've never seen any resolution problems with my card. Get MSI or Asus; 650W should be enough for SLI.
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September 10, 2011 2:27:33 PM

delluser1 said:
Just have to shop around
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


now u need a GOOD sli 1155 board - N82E16813188097 - 209.99
a good psu with 4x 6pin pci E about 800w - N82E16817139025 - 129.99
Than the 2 DX10 - N82E16814125391 198.99

lets see...u paid about 550-600 dollars...i can get 1 gtx 580 for that price with enough for the 800w psu....
might aswell go with


a gtx 560-ti...look at the bandwith and cuda cores its dx 11 its far more better or u can go gtx 580 for that 600 dollar price tht u are paying u can brag tht u have sli but the cards wont be useful for that much longer about 5 more years then its worthless...what if a card dies out while ur gaming on metro 2033...ur freaked then but with a gtx 560 ti u only need about 750w so...let me add this up

oh wait i forgot u need 500w minimuim....oh wow u need 1000w psu..ur rly screwed with the gtx 260sli

for the gtx 560 ti set up

N82E16814130604

N82E16817341049

N82E16813131706

about 500 so with the gtx 560 ti u save 50-100 subtotal
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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 2:30:45 PM

Many years ago Moron was an accepted medical term
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September 10, 2011 2:34:10 PM

delluser1 said:
Many years ago Moron was an accepted medical term


my point is the gtx 560 ti is more powerful if u get the right card like the SC or the FPB that card is made for cpus like the i7
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September 12, 2011 3:02:00 PM

FlintIronStagg said:
560m is the equiv of a non Ti 560 but laptop model... how is this better? Also, DX11 "effects" will work just fine with an sli setup with 560Ti's...



I meant to say 560 and not 560M. And I was talking about extra DirectX 11 effects compared to the GT 260s in SLI.
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September 12, 2011 3:07:00 PM

nikhilmitta said:
I meant to say 560 and not 560M. And I was talking about extra DirectX 11 effects compared to the GT 260s in SLI.

Thank you for clearing that up, whilst it might have been a bit obvious what you were meaning to say a bit of clarification always helps.
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December 29, 2011 10:33:09 AM

nice insult.haha
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