Radeon HD 6870 OR GeForce GTX 560

Hello. I'm currently picking out parts for a new gaming computer I'll be building next month
And most of them have been chosen. I'm just trying to decide which video card to get.

Specifically These:

XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)

Which one is better in performance for the price? If you know a different card that beats
either of them in price/performance up to $200 USD, I'd like to hear that as well.

Also with either of the cards and the other parts below, I wonder, will the stock fans with
the case be enough? As well as if the PSU is enough for SLI/Crossfire. I won't be doing
any overclocking.

Other Parts

Case: Cooler Master Haf 922

Motherboard: ASUS M5A99X EVO

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5

RAM: 8GB (4GB x2) G.Skill Ripjaws

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W

SSD: SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G

Monitor: ASUS VH236H

DVD Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer

Thanks for any help.
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  1. the 6870 usually benches marginally ahead of the 560 , but they are so close buy the one with the better price.
    The cheapest 6950's are only a little over $200 so they are worth considering too .

    Your power supply is massive over kill . Even if you added a second 6870 or gtx 560 later you wont need more than 650 watts
  2. You can overclock a 560 for a lot of extra performance but you should be able to find a good 6870 for cheaper and like outlander said the 6870 is more powerful at stock speed.
  3. Thanks for the advice so far.
    I also am wondering what is the difference between them in terms of 3D? As in glasses 3D.
    I see on the GTX card theres the feature "NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready". I see nothing
    about 3D on the Radeon ones. I don't know how many games there are out there that have
    that kind of capability. Though I wouldn't want to miss out on them. The Radeon ones look
    cheaper and better, but how good are they with 3D?

    @Outlander thanks for the PSU advice it was really confusing for me. x]
  4. AMD has HD3D.
  5. I would definitely get a 6950. You can flash it into a 6970.
  6. Again, thanks for the replies. :]

    Ive been doing some research and I see that my monitor doesn't have a high enough
    refresh rate to do 3d anyways. So I'm just going with the cheaper card.

    One last thing though. With graphics cards like these, the fans that come with the HAF 922, the Hyper 212, and Arctic Silver 5, do I have enough to keep my computer cool. Or should I invest in further cooling measures?
  7. i just brought an asus HD 6770 this weeks special £79.98 from overclockers get 2 of these n crossfire. or this week offer 6950 2gb card £221 http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-254-AS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752
    this will piss most things u throw @ it
  8. 6870 for the win bro
  9. mmmm 560 or 6870 get what is cheaper

    5770 6770 in crossfre will not be as powerfull on average as either of the two cards listed above.
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