Ok so Ive posted a thread or two on here to gain information on building my first computer.In my original list I decided to go with the AMD Radeon 6870, but now i have decided to go with the Nvidia Gtx 560ti.This was mainly because I wanted to be able to run WoW at ultra with a high frame rate, and from a forum I saw on here it showed that nvidia cards work much better with wow.Also the cards are around the same price and Ive also heard alot about AMD having driver issues.
From the help of the community I wanted to find out if:
-This was a good decision
-What the best version of the GTX 560Ti card is (Asus,MSI,Gigabyte, etc.)
-Also if it will fit into my list of parts i have at this moment
-And would you recommend Nvidia over ATI (AMD)
The radeon cards tend to have the better $/Performance in the mid-range cards. AMD driver issues generally have to do with newer title releases, not something that has been around a while like WoW. I dont think you could go terribly wrong with either card though, and i have to say that I love my nVidia card, but at the same time if I was not using CUDA then I would have gone AMD this time around.
Rest of the build looks fine. Not sure on converting from dollars to pounds, but I think the prices are OK.
the best gtx 560 ti in benchmarking test's i saw in custom pc magazine which i believe is a reputable source was the gainward golden sample model of the gtx 560 ti but the difference between the cards (around 7 different) was only around 2 - 8 fps (at most). But from this i think it shows there isn't a great difference and as long as the cards run well and stays cool its the nvedia that counts (but im no expert). What i'd personally recommened is the asus model as it gets 5 star reviews on every seller and reviewer article or product review ive seen. It has good cooling and is now very cheap as its dropped to around £167 compared to most of the other cards being around £200
Does the 560ti really get that much better performance? I have a 5870 and a 560ti and switching from the 5870 to the 560ti i lost about 5-10 fps in games. I then switched back to the 5870 in my cube micro atx computer and haven't looked back. The 5870 is closer in performance to a 470 gtx superclocked or 475 gtx if they ever made such a thing.
yes, Wow much favors nVidia cards. As for the best version of the 560 Ti, the factrory overclkocked models have more robust VRM's and better coolers while usually costung the same amount. Outta those, Im partial to the Asus Cu TOP model .... here it's OC'd 30+% (1070 MHz) over reference (822 MHz) speed