For a bit cheaper than the 560 Ti (which is a very good card) a Sapphire 6950 2 Gb Dirt 3 Edition, if you can find it is an option. The 560 is only about 4-5% faster and perhaps research reviews for the cards becuase some run loud and hot.
I use Sapphire ATI Vapor-X and they are super quiet and never overheat even when Eyefinity gaming or running the CPU at 95% for video editting with GPU accelerated processing.
Yes sure we do..! ;-)
Actually I try to bring more juice out if it comes to budget. Thats what we are supposed to suggest to all the people..!!
Agree completely lol
For the extra $30 odd dollars I'd go the 2Gb card and it will last for 2-3 years, not saying the 1 Gb wouldn't either, they are great cards, my 5850 Vapor-X runs 5760x1080 really well at mid/high settings, I'd love to get a pair of 6970's but at $720 the performance isn't worth it.
-----> waiting for the new release ATI cards can't wait
One thing that I hate about 2GB cards:
I have GTX 460 1GB,
the same week, my friend bought ZOTAC GTX 460 AMP edition 2GB.
And the thing is, mine performs a lot better than his.
So i didn't suggest him 2GB.
He wont even able to use the 2GB of memory, unless he uses it for prefessional purpose (3d modeling/rendering/video editing)
For gaming, I think 2GB is useless for this generation..!
Never heard of ZOTAC, sounds like a 500W PSU that burns out at 200W , if someone went Sapphire 2Gb they would have the confidence of them being the top ATI card manufacturer.
Perhaps you're right thought as I just installed a second card, a Sapphire 5450 1Gb DDR3 card to run a 4th screen and at 1080 via HDMI it is smooth. It cost me $30! so specs don't always count.
I also run Autodesk 3DS Max and ArchiCAD BIM with a little Cyberlink PowerDirector so perhaps I'm biased over 2Gb, althought you are wrong again because my work machine runs way better with a Fire Pro Card with 512 Mb as the gaming cards don't handle the accuracy needed in inferface for CAD etc that a Pro Card does