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Which graphics card should i use? XFX 6870 or 560 OC?

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December 9, 2011 4:15:23 PM

I just got the xfx radeon 6870 for about the same price i got the gigabyte geforce 560 OC edition shouldi switch it out or just resell the gigabyte one? which one would perfor m better. Im using two 23 inch displays and i am getting battlefield 3 soon as well. Please let me know your thoughts. thanks. i essentailly got the gigabyte card for $140 so thats why i just picked it up.
a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 4:35:24 PM

get the 560 oc ed! it's better and remember don' get any XFX brand's particularly in gpu's
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December 9, 2011 4:35:53 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

The GTX 560 is at the same tier level as the 6870 so there is no advantage there and that means it would come down to drivers , which one produces the better and more frequent driver updates. In that situation I would lean towards Nvidia and when it comes to BF3 the Nvidia drivers do perform better than AMD's. You should also look at what other games you play or plan to play to see which company puts out the better drivers. Nvidia does seem to do well with the new games when they are first released , thier drivers are usually ready to go and AMD seems to lag behind a little but they do catch up.
If you already had the Gigabyte 560 , why did you pick up a 6870 and not another 560 to go with SLI. :pfff: 
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 4:37:51 PM

get the 560 oc ed! it's better and remember don' get any XFX brand's particularly in gpu's
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December 9, 2011 4:40:48 PM

inzone said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

The GTX 560 is at the same tier level as the 6870 so there is no advantage there and that means it would come down to drivers , which one produces the better and more frequent driver updates. In that situation I would lean towards Nvidia and when it comes to BF3 the Nvidia drivers do perform better than AMD's. You should also look at what other games you play or plan to play to see which company puts out the better drivers. Nvidia does seem to do well with the new games when they are first released , thier drivers are usually ready to go and AMD seems to lag behind a little but they do catch up.
If you already had the Gigabyte 560 , why did you pick up a 6870 and not another 560 to go with SLI. :pfff: 


I play battlefield 2 now, and starcraft 2, and league of legends. thats it. will want to play BF3 and diablo 3 when it comes out. so the 560 OC edition isnt going to be better than the xfx 6870 by much or since its overclocked i thought it would be faster by a noticable amount no?
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December 9, 2011 4:41:24 PM

xtreme5 said:
get the 560 oc ed! it's better and remember don' get any XFX brand's particularly in gpu's


I already bought the 560 just wondering whether to keep or just resale for profit. Whats wrong with XFX brand? dont hey have life time warranty?
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 5:22:10 PM

Don't listen to Xtreme5, it's obvious he has no idea what he is talking about, XFX are a top tier brand and push out extreme high quality products, PSU's and GPU's especially.

I believe you should get the GTX 560 OC because, if I'm not mistaken, it does perform better than the HD 6870 in BF3, and if your PSU can handle it, and it has a good cooler, you can OC that thing to GTX 560 Ti speeds.

EDIT : You already have the HD 6870? You won't really see a noticeable performance boost IMO.
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December 9, 2011 5:36:43 PM

yummerzzz said:
Don't listen to Xtreme5, it's obvious he has no idea what he is talking about, XFX are a top tier brand and push out extreme high quality products, PSU's and GPU's especially.

I believe you should get the GTX 560 OC because, if I'm not mistaken, it does perform better than the HD 6870 in BF3, and if your PSU can handle it, and it has a good cooler, you can OC that thing to GTX 560 Ti speeds.

EDIT : You already have the HD 6870? You won't really see a noticeable performance boost IMO.


Yea i have the XFX 6870 right now, i just got the 560 because it was so cheap i can resale for $200 easy. and make some money, just wondering if its worth it to switch the cards out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 5:39:38 PM

Nan, there not really any point, I'd resell for profit.
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December 9, 2011 5:42:20 PM

yummerzzz said:
Nan, there not really any point, I'd resell for profit.


Yea thats what i was tinking as well. Quick question I bought 16 gb of ram bceuase it was only 40$ after rebate lol. i have 8gb in my comp you think bumping to 16 would increase performance? in games and multitasking. i do a lot of multitasking with like 10 windows open at a time. thanks for you input ahead of time.
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a b U Graphics card
December 9, 2011 5:50:31 PM

It wouldn't increase performance that much if AT ALL, and by 10 Windows, windows of what program(s)?

Your quite the deal hunter aren't you, lol.
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December 9, 2011 5:57:44 PM

yummerzzz said:
It wouldn't increase performance that much if AT ALL, and by 10 Windows, windows of what program(s)?

Your quite the deal hunter aren't you, lol.


mainly internet windows streaming music and videos and browsing, excel spreadsheet. streaming mutliple videos, skype, vuze,

lol yes im a deal hunter. Previously i had gotten 12gb for 30 then i saw 16 for 35 and was like... i guess i can upgrade i hadent input the 12gb so i just sold the 12 gb and got the 16 lol. figure more is better.... ? lol
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December 9, 2011 6:20:14 PM

You MUST go with the 6870.
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