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GTS 560ti 1gb vs 2gb - UNDER $300 GFX CARD?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 17, 2011 8:01:01 PM

It's getting frustrating searching for a new graphics card. There are so many options! I'm thinking the GTX 560 TI will be about right for me, but was wondering if the 2gb version was worth it over the 1gb? There isn't a big price difference. I am gaming on a U3011 30" monitor, so my resolution is 2560X1600.

I initially wanted to stay under $200, but I'm thinking I'll up it to under $300 so I won't have to upgrade for a while.

Since I have a higher resolution, would the 2gb be better? I'm looking at the EVGA version.

I see that some 1gb versions have 2 fans, yet the 2gb only has one. Will this run a lot hotter than those?

IF Anyone has any better suggestions for a under $300 gfx card, let me know! Thanks.

My setup.
Dell U3011 30" 2560X1600
i7 2600k OCd to 4.4ghz
Sabertooth P67 ASUS Mobo
GTS 250 512MB
Corsair 600 watt power supply
a c 88 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:20:10 PM

For that reolution I would consider the 2GB version. Have a look at the reviews of different 560ti 2GB cards and pick the one with the best cooling.
a c 88 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:22:15 PM

The Gainward 560ti 2gb Phantom has a great cooler and it looks awesome
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a c 251 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 8:57:43 PM

You will need the 2gb version for the 2560x1600 resolution.
a c 251 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 10:31:13 PM

The two MSI cards that are posted are nice and with two fans you will keep the card cool but they will also blow some hot air to the inside of the case. One fan in an enclosed frame will blow the directed air out the back of the case.