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September 28, 2011 5:45:34 PM

Hellow guyz...i want 2 know if there is a noticable difference in the performance of the following cards...

Sparkle gtx 560 non ti
Xfx 6870

all advice would be much appreciated thnx...

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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:14:56 PM

In my opinion, (since i have experience with both). Is to get Ati; i can understand all the debate on there drivers. But the 6870 has been out long enough to where there wouldn't be any problem with that. Just saying.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:21:13 PM

In my opinion, i've had a 6870 and now a 560ti, i like the 560Ti better. Not only because of higher fps ( that wouldn't be the case with the non-ti, i know ) but the graphics do look better imo, more realistic with NVidea.
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:26:37 PM

if it came down to the non Ti and the 6870, i would get the ati card. if it was the Ti.... then thats pretty straight forward.
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September 28, 2011 7:43:41 PM

Okay the thing is that im NOT planning on doing the eye infinity thing...and since the performance is very similar shouldnt i go with the 1 with the Physx and more eye candy???

@Djentleman and FlintRonStagg...u guyz did not specify a reason for going with a 6870...???

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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 7:51:02 PM

Well, around 10(?) games support Physx, and chances are you won't play those games, and the Fps drop you would get wouldn't really justify the extra Eye-Candy.

Just get whichever is cheaper IMO.

And No, RobJordy, Nvidia doesn't make games graphics look better.
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September 28, 2011 7:59:46 PM

Same price 4 both...
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 8:05:38 PM

Hm, what power supply do you have?

Also rest of system specs?
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September 28, 2011 8:13:00 PM

Antec true power 850 Watts PSU
i3-2100 at 3.1 Ghz
DH61ww motherboard
4 Gb ddr3 Ram
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 8:14:40 PM

I would get the GTX 560 then, it can OC to reach GTX 560 Ti speeds, though power be pretty high, try to get one with a good cooler.

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a c 200 U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 8:25:16 PM

If you have any interest in bitcoin mining, only ATi cards make sense for that application. Otherwise, check benchmarks for the [types of] games you want to play to see if they favor one over the other.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:34:11 AM

physx doesnt work well with a mid ranged card. physx pretty much only works well with a dedicated card if you want to go that route, just to play the 10 titles that support it- not worth it imo.
the 560 will OC to stock Ti speeds.... but then the 6870 overclocks to......? and ATI has better aliasing as well than nvidia. Its honestly up to OP, but i still would go with the 6870 for the price. If you could squeeze out the 560Ti then go for that then .
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 5:57:23 AM

yummerzzz said:
Well, around 10(?) games support Physx, and chances are you won't play those games, and the Fps drop you would get wouldn't really justify the extra Eye-Candy.

Just get whichever is cheaper IMO.

And No, RobJordy, Nvidia doesn't make games graphics look better.


In MY opinion it does. ( thats why i stated ; "in my opinion" )

Don't start again.
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September 29, 2011 10:24:35 AM

which cards is best for shooters?
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 11:51:43 AM

Well, your opinion is wrong, only Input/Output and resolution can change that.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:20:04 PM

An opionion never can be wrong, that why it's an opinion. You can disagree with an opinion, that's true.
Anyway, i went, because i had some issues with the 560, from a 560ti to a 6870 and back again to the 560ti because in the games i play the 560 did really look better. Amd was very nice ( warmer colors than the 560 ) but i never had a real "wow" moment with it. While playing company of heroes or rise of legends for example on the 560, give me a lot of those moments. The explosion look better, the "metal shine" is more real, tanks and soldiers look more real.
And it's not because i like nvidea better or something that i'm imagining it, i was really fed up with the 560 issues i had and had high hopes getting better results with the AMD.
But maybe i play only those games which favour Nvidea i dunno.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:25:20 PM

Actually, when an opinion is complete imagination, it is wrong.
Especially when trying to help someone.

The GPU's wouldn't make the "Metal Shine" look better, are you sure you were using the same HMDI/DVI and resolution and monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:26:03 PM

get the damn 6870.

stop trying to go against what everyone is suggesting
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:30:11 PM

phishy714 said:
get the damn 6870.

stop trying to go against what everyone is suggesting


Who has to stop, there are suggestions for 560 and 6870 ?

@yummerzzz, 6870 HDMI, 560 mini ( gold plated ) HDMI, don't think the gold or the mini makes a difference.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 12:41:29 PM

phishy714 said:
get the damn 6870.

stop trying to go against what everyone is suggesting


Anyway, this is a forum with a lot of people all having different opinions and preferences. It's up to the op who he thinks is right.
So don't tell other people ( who also are trying to help, not to make choises diffucult only to say something else than others do ( which you say i or someone else does ) what to write or not. That's really not up to you and disrespectfull.
It's a free forum with lots of different opinions from people who are trying to help and put a lot of time in to looking on the web for answers and stuff and which imo have to be respected for that.
Just DON'T tell me what or not to do, i'll be the judge of that thank you.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 1:57:44 PM

nvidia doesnt " look better" in my opinion. OP, if you are going to game at resolutions higher than 1920x1080, or multiple monitors, get ATI. other than that its completely about preference as ATI has better aliasing. there isnt one card better for shooters. Whichever card has the feature set that you want, get it. NVIDIA has physx and better sli support with the 560, and ati has the other features i said above. I wouldnt even consider physx though unless you were to get a 430 as a dedicated card.
how about this; if you want to go with a singe card setup and like red, get the 6870. if you like green get the 560. they both perform very similar in their class. if you want multiple gpu setup down the road i would suggest the 560 over the 6870 because of microstutter issues reported with the 6870 CF setup.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 2:38:39 PM

No, get the GTX 560, overclock it.

You power supply will be able to power two of those things in Sl;i and they can be OC'd to run like a GTX 560 Ti at stock.
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September 29, 2011 2:43:07 PM

Okay what I really want 2 ask is this...SPARKLE gtx 560 vs XFX 6870...SPARKLE vs XFX...I cant buy any other brands...does this change things or the performance will still b pretty much the same???
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September 29, 2011 2:44:55 PM

@Yummerzzz...I dont think the sparkle gtx 560 has a very good cooler nor does the Xfx I think...I do have my doubts about overclocking...
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 2:47:27 PM

Link?

Do either of them have custom coolers?
If the GTX 560 is cheaper, and has a custom cooler, get it, overclock it, and be happy, if not, just grab the XFX 6870, as it comes with lifetime warranty.

Either way, if you want to go Red or Green.
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September 30, 2011 5:19:45 PM

Help guyz i want 2 know if those coolers r any good...
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 5:27:38 PM

they are both fine. the ati pic you sent will exhaust the hot air outside the case but be a little louder, and the 560 you linked will make more hot air inside the case, so if you have good case airflow it will work fine.
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September 30, 2011 5:34:09 PM

so can i overclock the sparkle 560 to around 560 ti speeds with that cooler???
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 5:38:24 PM

you should be able to anyway as long as your case has good airflow. have fun
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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 4:43:16 PM

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January 29, 2012 4:43:21 PM

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