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October 17, 2011 3:51:37 PM

Hello Tom's Forum! Looking to make my first build and am trying to decide on a GPU. Been watching, looking, reviewing and reading the forum's for a good month and still have not made a decision. I keep flip flopping between a 560 TI and a 570. Help! Here's my info right now:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week or two

BUDGET RANGE: Depends, anywhere from 200-350 or so.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: Starcrat 2, Civ5, Skyrim, SWTOR. I really want these things to look damn nice.

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Doesn't apply for a new build. Will buy a new power supply, probably corsair as they seem heavily recommended.

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: Probably buying the ASROCK Gen 3 Extreme 3

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: NVIDIA. Not sure why but I decided on a GTX 5XX card. I atleast made that much progress.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Buying a OCed out of the box card. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe, only if I really need to.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050. Low I know, but it looks pretty nice to me. I will not be buying a new monitor so I'm stuck at this resolution for the forseeable future.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Trying to decide between a GTX 560 TI and a GTX 570. Definately looking at non-reference, pre OCed cards though. Trying to decide if at my resolution (1680x1050) if the extra $100 dollars to go up to a 570 would be worth it. Here are the ones I'm looking at right now:

MSI GTX 560 TI Hawk
GigaByte 560 TI OCed
ASUS DCII 560 TI
EVGA SuperClocked 560 TI
EVGA GTX 570 Classified
Gigabyte Super Overclocked Series GTX 570
MSI Twin Frozr III OC/PE GTX 570

Questions I have:

1. First I need to decide which card type I want. Is the 560TI enough for my resolution for awhile? I am not going to buy a new monitor unless I absolutely have to, so I'm stuck at my resolution. Is the 570 better by enough that I won't have to worry about my FPS for a lot longer? Or am I going to be stuck sticking a second card in there in 12-18 months no matter which I choose? I'd really like to be able to stick with just one card for as long as possible, and then just upgrade to a current generation card in say 2013. Am I just stuck in going SLI with one of these two cards in the not so distant future?

3. Are there any good sites that actually compare benchmarks of non-reference models of cards? There are so many types of cards, I have no idea where to start in order to decide on one.

4. Which of these card types would be best? It seems the MIS cards have the best coolers, therefore would be best to Overclock. Right?

5. I think I'm leaning towards the 560 at this moment, but that can change pretty quick. .


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a c 88 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:16:40 PM

I would personally get MSI 560ti Hawk , it overclocks very well with a voltage tweak with performance close to a 570 and then put the money you saved on a better monitor. Just my 2 cents...
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a b U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:31:19 PM

No.. the extra $100 is not worth the lack of performance gain you will see from going from a 560ti to a 570 at your resolution.

In other words, at that resolution, the 560ti will be getting 80fps+ in just about anything without breaking much of a sweat. The 570 will instead get 90 fps+. Unless you are benchmarking and flexing your e-peen, you will not notice a difference in performance in any game.. cause you won't notice anything above 40 fps anyways.

In the LONG term, yes, a 570 will outlast a 560ti, but by that time, we will probably be at like.. GTX 800 series.. so you will WANT to upgrade anyways. To give you an example, up until recently (last 3-4 months) I had been playing on a 9800 gtx. A card that came out in late 2008 if I am not mistaken. It maxed out everything at 1680x1050 up until recently when it had trouble with BF:BC2 and Metro and Crysis 2. Ok, 3 years is a VERY good run for a card.. so i upgraded.

This 560ti at your resolution will probably last you about that long, if not longer.. so no, there is no point in spending over $100 more on performance you will not notice. The 560ti hawk is an exceptionally wonderful card that will last you a very long time at that resolution. If you were to upgrade your monitor to 1080p, that's a different story, but for now, since you are happy, I would go with the 560ti and call it a day.
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a c 254 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:43:56 PM

EVGA 012-P3-1578-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $359.99 and a $10 rebate with free shipping.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Evga card comes with a factory clock of 822mhz and can go much higher. It also has a display port to go with the two DVI and HDMI ports. This one gets my vote as you will not need another card for some time to come.
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October 17, 2011 10:23:17 PM

phishy714 said:
No.. the extra $100 is not worth the lack of performance gain you will see from going from a 560ti to a 570 at your resolution.

In other words, at that resolution, the 560ti will be getting 80fps+ in just about anything without breaking much of a sweat. The 570 will instead get 90 fps+. Unless you are benchmarking and flexing your e-peen, you will not notice a difference in performance in any game.. cause you won't notice anything above 40 fps anyways.

In the LONG term, yes, a 570 will outlast a 560ti, but by that time, we will probably be at like.. GTX 800 series.. so you will WANT to upgrade anyways. To give you an example, up until recently (last 3-4 months) I had been playing on a 9800 gtx. A card that came out in late 2008 if I am not mistaken. It maxed out everything at 1680x1050 up until recently when it had trouble with BF:BC2 and Metro and Crysis 2. Ok, 3 years is a VERY good run for a card.. so i upgraded.

This 560ti at your resolution will probably last you about that long, if not longer.. so no, there is no point in spending over $100 more on performance you will not notice. The 560ti hawk is an exceptionally wonderful card that will last you a very long time at that resolution. If you were to upgrade your monitor to 1080p, that's a different story, but for now, since you are happy, I would go with the 560ti and call it a day.


Thanks Phishy (love the name!). You just totally confirmed what I thought. I'm going to go with the Hawk.
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October 17, 2011 10:23:25 PM

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a c 272 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 11:34:47 PM

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