56ti or a 5870?

Hi, so im gonna swap at an old ati radeon card for a 560ti or a 5870, im planning on going Xfire/SLI in the near future so keep that in mind, If you suggest the 560ti, please tell which brand i should pick of the Asus, MSI or the gigabyte ones. (I can only get the 5870 Gigabyte version from where i live)
Thanks in advance!

Pc Specs:
Intel core i7 860 Quad core
6gig of ram
Psu: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1264&ID=1943
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  1. And as a note, the games im gonna play are: WoW, RAGE,Mw3,BF3 and the list goes on, mostly FPS games and some RTS/MMO´s
  2. get a 2gb msi twin frozr, very cool and quiet overclocked and the 2gb is useful for crossfire and future games eg bf3
  3. The resolution im playing on (forgot to tell u sorry) is 1680, i heard that the 2gb ram is only usefull if i play on a very high resolution?
  4. its useful at 1080p and up, for example at 1080p bf3 uses a maximum of 1.3gb, therefore the 2gb is useful, if youre gaming at lower than 1080p then get one 580/570 and dont bother with sli as the extra frames wont be noticeable
  5. OP: Get the MSI 560Ti, veryyy nice card, don't go SLi, it would be a waste of money - your resolution doesn't require anything over a 560Ti (it's actually a bit overkill too). Don't get the 2GB card either, nothing right now uses more than 1GB of VRAM on a single monitor and it will be harder to overclock (if you will want to) it later.
  6. You decide:

    Card 5870

    Source Guru3D
    COD-MW 121
    Bad Company 2 51
    Dirt 2 76
    Far Cry 2 59
    Metro 2033 23
    Dawn of Discovery 75
    Crysis Warhead 55
    Total 460 fps

    Card 560 Ti-CU

    Source Guru3D
    COD-MW 134
    Bad Company 2 51
    Dirt 2 72
    Far Cry 2 88
    Metro 2033 26
    Dawn of Discovery 73
    Crysis Warhead 51
    Total 495 fps
  7. So your saying that i should get a gtx 570/580 instead? Wouldnt that be a bigger waste of money since im not gaming on full HD 1080P?
  8. The 570 gets 524 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $320
    The 580 gets 616 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $480
    Twin 560 (900Mhz) get 862 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $410

    BTW, the 5870 is out of production, you may have trouble getting another one in the future to CF. The equivalent card to the 560 is the 6950. Here's all the cards compared in the above gaming test suite:

    $ 210.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.44 - $ 0.56
    $ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
    $ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
    $ 360.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.68 - $ 0.87
    $ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
    $ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
    $ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01

    The factory OC'd Frozr would be the closest competitor to the factor OC'd 900Mhz 560 but it comes up just a tiny short as a single card but frankly the factory OC'd 900Mhz 560 in SLI trounces the factory OC's Frozr in CF "outta the box". The 560 also easily OC's to 1000 MHz whereas the Frozr doesn't have as much headroom. The 560 being available for as little as $205 ('I'd recommend the Asus TOP model at $230 tho), makes it an easy choice IMO over the Frozr at 1920 x 1200. At 2560 x 1600 tho, I'd take the Frozr.
  9. shrkbay said:
    OP: Get the MSI 560Ti, veryyy nice card, don't go SLi, it would be a waste of money - your resolution doesn't require anything over a 560Ti (it's actually a bit overkill too). Don't get the 2GB card either, nothing right now uses more than 1GB of VRAM on a single monitor and it will be harder to overclock (if you will want to) it later.


    So if i get an MSI twinfrozr II at 820core clock, will it be sufficient for me? will i be able to run high settigns aprox on the upcoming games like bf3 and mw3? Or should i get a msi overclocked + at 900mhz? (the hawk edition)?

    Or should i just grab the twin frozr II at 820 and overclock it to 900?
  10. Thanks guys! I apreciate the help!
    I just might get a new monitor down the road aswell, so im thinking of going single card now, and later go SLI/Xfire and get a better monitor (1080P)

    Looks like im leaning on a twin frozr II at 820 and then OC it to 900, think the card will make it to 900? is the cooling good on the card?
    Does the 560ti scale better then 2x 5870?
  11. and btw, will the PSU i linked be sufficient for a xfire /sli setup ?
  12. Quote:
    So your saying that i should get a gtx 570/580 instead? Wouldnt that be a bigger waste of money since im not gaming on full HD 1080P?

    get the 570 its only about $80 more dont overclock and dont sli, thats all youll need for a while
  13. JackNaylorPE said:
    The 570 gets 524 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $320
    The 580 gets 616 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $480
    Twin 560 (900Mhz) get 862 fps @ 1920 x 1200 in the Guru3D tests above for $410

    BTW, the 5870 is out of production, you may have trouble getting another one in the future to CF. The equivalent card to the 560 is the 6950. Here's all the cards compared in the above gaming test suite:

    $ 210.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.44 - $ 0.56
    $ 260.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.54 - $ 0.69
    $ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
    $ 360.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.68 - $ 0.87
    $ 205.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.41 - $ 0.48
    $ 320.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.61 - $ 0.73
    $ 480.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.78 - $ 1.01

    The factory OC'd Frozr would be the closest competitor to the factor OC'd 900Mhz 560 but it comes up just a tiny short as a single card but frankly the factory OC'd 900Mhz 560 in SLI trounces the factory OC's Frozr in CF "outta the box". The 560 also easily OC's to 1000 MHz whereas the Frozr doesn't have as much headroom. The 560 being available for as little as $205 ('I'd recommend the Asus TOP model at $230 tho), makes it an easy choice IMO over the Frozr at 1920 x 1200. At 2560 x 1600 tho, I'd take the Frozr.


    Thanks mate! Il be getting the Twin Frozr with 880factory OC to the core, il OC it to a 900 with MSI afterburner.
    One last question, is the PSU i linked good enough for a 560ti or even a sli / xfire setup in the future?
  14. Quote:
    and btw, will the PSU i linked be sufficient for a xfire /sli setup ?


    It's label says its adequate but it's not one I'd choose......if you overclocking (GFX + CPU) , I'd suggest an 850 watter ..... at stock a 750 would suffice.

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  15. JackNaylorPE said:
    It's label says its adequate but it's not one I'd choose......if you overclocking (GFX + CPU) , I'd suggest an 850 watter ..... at stock a 750 would suffice.

    First Choices (10.0 jonnyguru performance rating):

    Antec CP-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=142
    $115 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    Antec SG-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=101
    $250 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371018

    Corsair HX850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=153
    $160 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    XFX Black Edition
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=165

    Second Choices (9.5 jonnyguru performance rating):

    Antec TPQ-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=58
    $130 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371009

    Antec HCG-900
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=211
    $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681737105

    Corsair TX V2
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=218
    $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022

    Corsai AX-850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=197
    $170 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

    XFX Core Edition 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=217
    $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    Seasonic MD12 850
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=127


    NZXT Hale90
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=199
    $180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116012


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