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ASUS ENGTX 560 ti vs MSI NGTX 560 ti 2GB

So I have been looking to put two 560 Ti's in SLI and I was contemplating whether to get the:

ASUS ENGTX560 Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681412142

Which only has 1GB of memory but I will have 2 in SLI so technically 2GB together
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MSI NGTX560 Ti 2GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

Which is slightly more money but it comes with 2GB of memory.

What im wondering is if im going to notice any difference in performance at all between the ASUS ENGTX 560 ti or the MSI version. Is 4GB of VRAM going to differ that much from 2GB? because if not im going to go with the cheaper option
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  1. You only need the 2x MSI NGTX560 Ti 2GB if you are going to be hooking up more than 1 screen... the memory would be used for resolution mostly. The 1GB version may be faster than the 2GB ones, so unless you are doing something big like playing in 3D or connecting multiple screens, you dont exactly need the 2GB in SLI.

    I think the 2x ASUS ENGTX560 Ti 1GB In SLI might be faster.
  2. First off, memory does not combine when you SLi. You will still have 1gb if you SLi two 1gb cards. The 2gb is just for multi-monitor set ups, or a HUGE resolution.
  3. Go with Evga GTx 560 Ti Classified
    It has
    448 Processing Cores
    1.2GB VRAM
    Performance is identical to GTx 570

    The VideoCard is identical to 570 but it is 10-20% cheaper and just 40%-60% more in price...
  4. Yeah but im going for the cheaper option here. Im going to be playing at resolutions of about 1920X1080 not any higher. I will hook up extra screens but not to extend the game display. Just for multitasking. If im playing with all the settings maxed ( that means AA AF and Physx as well) am I going to notice a difference between the MSI card and the ASUS card? And these are games like Crysis Warhead, Metro 2033, MW3, and other high demanding games.
  5. For Metro 2033, everything maxed, 2gb is the way to go. For other games that you mentioned 1gb is fine.
  6. MW3 with 1GB VRAM is not good but it can still play smooth as long as the GPU processor is good... I Currently have a Evga GT 220 1GB DDR3(I OCed it) and I can play MW3 but I get probably 40FPS and less but the games take up more than 1GB VRAM(Mines was going up to 1004MB which is the max i seen on afterburner)... 2-3GB VRAM is the way to go for high-end gaming and multi tasking that is why GTx 580 3GB is the best at gaming, 3D encode stuff lol..
  7. Um, the reason you don't get good FPS on MW3 is because of the GPU not the memory. 1GB RAM is fine nowadays. If you can afford a GTX 560 2gb, that would be great though.
  8. Seems I should go with 2GB if its going to make a difference. I know on some games you dont see a performance boost until you get to the resolutions that are like 2560X1600. But if 2GB is going to get me a better performance for $20 dollars more I might as well go for it. I know that the ASUS ENGTX series run cool quiet and OC well. But I have never used MSI twin Frozr II series cards. Are they good in comparison or can anyone vouch for MSI?






  9. Call me crazy but I fail to see how that extra 1gb of VRAM is helping in the least, even at 2560x1600. The only reason to need it is for 3x 1920x1080 or more.

    However, assuming you don't already have any 560 Ti, then going for the 2gb models is fine and will give you the option of going triple monitor. But at 1080p, you don't need to bother.
  10. It won't really give you a performance boost. I have heard that on Metro 2033 on absolute full graphics need more than 1gb. But, that is just hear-say.
  11. If you aren't on such a tight budget and you can afford more VRAM, there is no reason not to get it.
  12. Warmacblu said:
    If you aren't on such a tight budget and you can afford more VRAM, there is no reason not to get it.

    He could put the extra money towards a new system.
  13. HostileDonut said:
    He could put the extra money towards a new system.


    I usually recommend against wasting the money for more VRAM but the price difference in this case is negligible.
  14. Warmacblu said:
    I usually recommend against wasting the money for more VRAM but the price difference in this case is negligible.

    Oh, okay. I figured that it was more that just a few bucks. I thought it would be 50 - 70 dollars more like normal.
  15. Normally the difference is 50+ dollars but I guess the GTX 560 Ti cards are more common so they can afford to lower the prices.

    Honestly though, you may not notice any improvements in game because the card simply runs out of processing power before using up the VRAM but you will be able to run BF3 with the "Ultra" setting without seeing black bars or crashing.
  16. Best answer
    OP, if you can get a 2gb for $30 more apiece, go for that.
  17. Best answer selected by midget666.
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