Any reason to keep a 560GTX-Ti 2GB over a Radeon 5970?

Hey guys, this is a really great community! (first post!)

I've got a brand new gaming rig in the works from newegg parts. Long story short I ordered this 560ti:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127608

And then this past Saturday I noticed newegg had this baby back in stock and on sale for $329.00:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103195

I was really upset after I missed the Black Friday sale when the 5970 was on sale for $299 so I immediately pulled the trigger and both cards will be here tomorrow and I need to return one.

What I'm wondering is, is there any reason to keep the 560ti over the 5970?


Some details of my build (which is complete save the GPU):

Cooler Master HAF-X Case (plus some additional cooler master case fans)
ASUS P8Z68V-Pro MoBo
G.Skill RipjawX 1600 4gb x 4 RAM
120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Intel 2500k O/Ced to 4.7GHz
Logitech G9x Laser Mouse
Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard

Thanks in advance for the help,
Drew
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  1. Power requirements would be the only difference downside tot he 5970 and maybe a really loud cooler.
  2. Oh thanks for mentioning that, I forgot to say, I got the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 Watt PSU. Which I believe will be enough for one 5970 but maybe not two (not that I plan on getting two).
  3. I just tried the link you provided and it said that the 5970 was deactivated and when I went to the site I couldn't find it listed for sale anywhere , are you sure it's back in stock.
  4. 5970 is on par and sometimes faster then a 580gtx... only down side, power/noise/length/
  5. inzone said:
    I just tried the link you provided and it said that the 5970 was deactivated and when I went to the site I couldn't find it listed for sale anywhere , are you sure it's back in stock.


    When I got it on Saturday there were only a few in stock. I'm guessing it got one of the very last few Newegg will sell. I don't expect them to get any in stock again.
  6. At stock speeds, there is a +30% performance advantage for the 5970
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Twin_Frozr_II/23.html
    You should be able to considerably overclock the MSI Twin Frozr to close that gap.

    The other considerations would be:

    Noise levels (+10 db for the 5970)
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Twin_Frozr_II/22.html

    Physx (the 5970 does not support Physx)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/12/05/batman_arkham_city_gameplay_performance_iq_review/7

    And Crossfire driver stability (sometimes only one GPU kicks in on the 5970, sometimes Crossfire is not supported for new games)
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/11/21/elder_scrolls_v_skyrim_performance_iq_review/7
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