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Gtx 560ti or radeon 6870

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February 6, 2012 2:43:07 AM

Hey guys I'm gonna but my build Ina few min so I need quick advice.. What should I get? Illoc the radeon spit matches the gtx560ti?

Also will this run high bf3 with 60 fps with i3 2120 1080p

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February 6, 2012 2:53:21 AM

Also if I get a 6870 what brand sapphire for 165 or his with 170$
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February 6, 2012 2:59:27 AM

GTX560Ti competes with the HD6950, not the HD6870.

Both cards are not fast enough for BF3 Ultra 60fps. Ultra with only Def AA and SSAO should give you ~40-50 fps.
February 6, 2012 3:02:41 AM

Alright I'll get the radeon 6870 but should i get the his,sapphire or Xfx ones? Please answer I'm buying in 5 min
February 6, 2012 3:17:15 AM

If you are concern more about warranty then xfx which will give you double life time warranty if you are in USA. Otherwise sapphire is great for AMD.
February 6, 2012 3:17:17 AM

XFX is a very good trusted brand, and lifetime warranty. However the GTX560Ti is around $234, where the HD6870 is $179. If you are willing to spend $235 i would get the HD6950.
February 6, 2012 3:23:48 AM

Thanks but is the sapphire and Xfx 6870 just the same specs?
February 6, 2012 3:27:11 AM

Difference between Xfx and sapphire 6870 except warranty
February 6, 2012 3:43:22 AM

Nothing.
February 6, 2012 4:58:59 AM

Zero_ said:
GTX560Ti competes with the HD6950, not the HD6870.

Both cards are not fast enough for BF3 Ultra 60fps. Ultra with only Def AA and SSAO should give you ~40-50 fps.


http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=330


On non-TWIMTBP games the 6870 hangs with and surpasses the 560ti. Of course the same can be said of the 6870 and the 6950 as there's only about a 10% difference between the two.

The advantage the 6950 has over it's little brother is its ability to support tri/quad fire setups without the need for dual-gpu pcbs.
February 6, 2012 6:25:10 AM

a4mula said:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/290?vs=330


On non-TWIMTBP games the 6870 hangs with and surpasses the 560ti. Of course the same can be said of the 6870 and the 6950 as there's only about a 10% difference between the two.

The advantage the 6950 has over it's little brother is its ability to support tri/quad fire setups without the need for dual-gpu pcbs.


Wow! I had no idea there were so close in performance. Why would there be such a price difference? I've seen other benchmarks and was always given the impression that the HD6950 and 560Ti were closer in the performance arena, especially considering that they are at the same price point.
February 6, 2012 6:36:19 AM

rage33 said:
Wow! I had no idea there were so close in performance. Why would there be such a price difference? I've seen other benchmarks and was always given the impression that the HD6950 and 560Ti were closer in the performance arena, especially considering that they are at the same price point.


nVidia boards are more expensive, that's always been their MO. They support PhysX and typically have superior driver support.

AMD (until the 7970/7950 anyways) has always gained their market share based on price/performance.

The jump in price from the 6870 to 6950 comes mostly from the fact that the 6950 is based on the more expensive Cayman chipset of the 6970, initially could be unlocked, had 2GB support and dual crossfire bridges. 6870 was built on the less expensive Bart chipset and then clocked liked a bat out of hell to reach near Cayman performance. It tends to run a little hotter and louder as a result.

February 6, 2012 6:54:25 AM

amk-aka-Phantom said:
6950 => 560 Ti > 6870.


I'd say 6950>560ti>6870, but the point is this: At stock speeds these three cards perform at about 10% of one another with the 560ti taking a lead in games that are TWIMTBP games. Outside of Dirt3, Batman:AA, Civ5 and a handful of more obscure titles it makes little sense to pay 50% more for a 560ti over the 6870. It makes even less sense to buy the 6950 unless you need the extra VRAM for Eyefintiy, can guarantee a shader unlock, or need 3+ gpus.

With that being said, if you don't mind flashing and overvolting a 6950 then it can utterly destroy both the 560ti and the 6870 reaching performance that will surpass a stock 6970, even w/o the shaders unlocked.

Of course not everyone is so daring with their $260 cards.
February 6, 2012 10:34:25 AM

a4mula said:
nVidia boards are more expensive, that's always been their MO. They support PhysX and typically have superior driver support.

AMD (until the 7970/7950 anyways) has always gained their market share based on price/performance.

The jump in price from the 6870 to 6950 comes mostly from the fact that the 6950 is based on the more expensive Cayman chipset of the 6970, initially could be unlocked, had 2GB support and dual crossfire bridges. 6870 was built on the less expensive Bart chipset and then clocked liked a bat out of hell to reach near Cayman performance. It tends to run a little hotter and louder as a result.



lol tell me about it my HD6870 CF setup is almost too loud, doesn't run super hot though.
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