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

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
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  1. Grt the 560 Ti
  2. 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.
  3. HeHe. $80 to$100 for a used 260? I think not!
  4. On my local CL, yes. Where are you and what do they go for there?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Without even a second though, you want the 560ti.
  8. Clearly, the 560M is better. Besides consuming a lot more power, the SLI combo will not support DirectX 11 'effects'.
  9. u could use the gtx 260 as a Phys X card and use a gtx 560 ti fpb
  10. nikhilmitta said:
    Clearly, the 560M is better. Besides consuming a lot more power, the SLI combo will not support DirectX 11 'effects'.

    :heink:
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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=N82E16814125391
  14. 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...
  15. delluser1 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.
  16. 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 :)
  17. 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.
  18. delluser1 said:


    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
  19. Many years ago Moron was an accepted medical term
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. nice insult.haha
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