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GTX 560 OC or XFX 6870

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December 10, 2011 4:09:11 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (6870 $150 AR)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... (GTX 560 OC $155 AR)


Argue your point please!

I hope to SLI/CFX in the future.

I don't know which to get.

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December 10, 2011 4:27:10 PM

The 900 MHz 560 Ti tops the 6950 and .... in SLI, even the CF'd 6970 Frozr ..... but unfortunately, you have not listed the Ti.....until ya 2nd post. And yes, on a cost per frame basis, the 900MHz is tops in the $200 ND UP category. The 6870 is tops in the < $200 category. and yes, the cables come w/ the PSU .... the cards usually do come w/ molex converters tho to be used if ya PSU don't have enuff connectors..
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December 10, 2011 4:36:19 PM

The 560 ti i listed is only 850mhz not 900.

Also, how do I know if the PSU i get will have enough cables?

http://us.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59617&promoid...

I'd really rather not drop the extra $50 for the 560 ti though (especially since the backstock one only comes with a 90 day warranty =p) so would the 6870 play all new games on medium settings for the next 2 years? Is the 560 ti worth it really? I'm not going to be playing crysis or anything.
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December 10, 2011 4:40:10 PM

that power supply has the required cables for two cards that require two PCI-E connectors each, you'll be fine!
from newegg, "PCI-E connectors: 2 x 6-Pin, 2 x 6+2-Pin"
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

I would go with the 560ti, and if you can't then the regular 560, simply because SLI has less pronounced microstuttering and better SLI driver support (these two points on SLI I am not getting from personal experience just from things I've read)
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December 10, 2011 5:30:51 PM

lol that's nothing bro, that's just talking in general about 6000 series
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December 10, 2011 5:58:59 PM

amirp said:
lol that's nothing bro, that's just talking in general about 6000 series


but shouldnt this play into my decision between 560 and 6870?
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a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2011 7:19:20 PM

No. Get the 560 ti, you'll be very happy. I did a build for a guy with a GTX 570, only one step above the 560 ti, and honestly, when looking at benchmarks, at a lot of resolutions, the 570 was not that much ahead of the 560 ti. You will be fine with either card you choose.
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December 10, 2011 8:36:31 PM

I would go for the ati readeon cause the nvidia drivers for that video card are buggy so you will get alot crashes on nvidia 560TI
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December 10, 2011 8:45:59 PM

mRt0x1c said:
I would go for the ati readeon cause the nvidia drivers for that video card are buggy so you will get alot crashes on nvidia 560TI

Oh really, do you have some solid evidence of that because I'm not seeing these crashes you speak of.
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December 11, 2011 4:56:40 AM

Agreed. I've got an nvidia card also, and rock solid. In fact I've heard of with the ati cards than nvidia. A tech friend of mine has a 560 ti, only problem he had that I know of was when his memory cooler shorted his card and he had to rma it under warranty.
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