Hey im ugrading my gfx card in the very near future and i was just wanting some insight on which video card i should get.
Yes i know the 560 ti hawk is much faster but i am very comfortable with overclocking the frozr. plus the frozr is 2 gb. i would just like to know how much of a difference the 2nd gig will make. the core speeds dont really matter a ton to me as both cards are a giant leap ahead of my current one. suggestions or links to benchmarks will be welcomed. must be a 560 ti
The factory OC'd 560 Ti is an easy choice, especially in SLI as it provides the best bang for the buck (cost per frame) of any card > $200. It's half the cost per frame of a 580 or 7970.
Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:
I don't know what gives rise to the notion that you can take a stock reference GFX card and boost it up to the same levels as the factory overclocked non reference designs. Ya would think the fried 570's fiasco would have shaken this mindset from the community consciousness.
Yes, you can probably take a reference card and pop it up to the levels of a factory OC'd card "outta the box". But factory overclocked cards with larger coolers, and beefed up VRM's will reach levels that reference cards can not.
here's 1070 MHz...reference is 822 so that's a 30% + OC.
The main difference between the Frozr II and the Lightning is the number of VRM phases. The Frozr II has 6 phases.....the cards know for hitting the highest overclocks have 7 or more. IIRC, the Hawk has 7 and the Lightning has 8