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December 23, 2011 4:21:24 PM

Im looking to play games like Skyrim, Bf3, CS:GO.

These are the GPU's i was looking at. Which one do you think is the best?

1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you.

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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2011 4:29:56 PM

The first one is more powerful by a good bit. Definitely worth $10 extra.
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a c 227 U Graphics card
December 23, 2011 4:33:39 PM

1st one is a 797 Mhz , 1280 MB crippled 570 (GF110) .... don't mean crippled in a bad way, just that it's a partially disabled 570...570's that didn't pass factory test cause one shader processor cluster was bad .... so they have been rebranded and sold as 560-448's

2nd one is 822 MHz, 2048 MB 560 (GF114)

.....my concern however tho with the 560-448 is, as a "limited edition product", will you be able to find a 2nd one for a later upgrade to SLI ?

Here's how the factory overclocked 560's score in the following games:

COD-MW 134
Bad Company 2 51
Dirt 2 72
Far Cry 2 88
Metro 2033 26
Dawn of Discovery 73
Total 444

Here's how the factory overclocked 560-448's score in the following games:

COD-MW 133
Bad Company 2 58
Dirt 2 78
Far Cry 2 87
Metro 2033 27
Dawn of Discovery 77
Total 460

That's a 3.6% advantage for the 560-448 for a 26% increase in price.

The 560-448 was able to be OC'd as much as 25% over "reference"

The 560 Ti has been able to be OC'd a bit over 30% over "reference"

Given the availability issues, the small 3.6% advantage "outta the box", increased cost and better OC ability of the 560 Ti, I'd get the Ti

This one has shown the highest OC ability

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1201&page=17

At higher resolutions or w/ multiple monitors, I'd lean to the 2GB 560 Ti you linked to ..... however that price tag is outrageous.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 23, 2011 4:41:08 PM

The 384 core version is not worth that price. I would take the 448 core model any day of the week(1st one). It is basically a GTX570 with 1 SM (Streaming Multiprocessors) disabled.
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