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GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB vs RADEON 6870 2GB vs RADEON 6950 OC

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December 27, 2011 9:14:20 PM

Hi everyone,
Which VGA among the three is better for CPU i5 2500K (or i7 2600), motherboard z28, 16GB RAM? (computer for gaming, 2d & 3d drawing)

1. MSI nVidia GTX560 Ti Hawk 1GB; # Core Clock: 950MHz - $272
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/n560gtx-tihawk-nvid...

2. Gigabyte ATI RADEON 6950 OC 1GB, Core Clock 870 MHz - $268
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/r695oc-gigabyte-rad...

3. XFX ATI RADEON 6870 2GB; # GPU Clock MHz: 900 - $269
http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/687a-cdfc-radeon-68...

Thank you in advance

More about : gtx560 hawk 1gb radeon 6870 2gb radeon 6950

a c 104 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:17:39 PM

Hi.
What resolution do you use and how many monitors ?
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December 27, 2011 9:27:13 PM

Only 1 monitor. Resolution is normally 1920X1080
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:32:27 PM

I would go with either the 6950 or the 560 ti. just flip a coin or go by brand loyalty.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:35:06 PM

If your planning on O.C.ing then the GTX560ti Hawk would be the best.Even if your not the factory O.C. on that version will allow it to be faster than both of those cards.Overall I think the GTX560ti Hawk is the better card but the reason it cost's so much is because of the factory O.C.Here's the same version without the O.C. but with 2GB of RAM for the same price.

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

If you get that card you should be able to O.C. to the same speeds as the Hawk.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:41:01 PM

The xfx with the 2G is not needed i think, not completely sure with the 3d drawing but i don't think so, normally a 1G will do fine.

The gigabyte i don't like because it's gigabyte, their oc versions are a bit stubborn it seems.

So i would go for the MSI probably or a 6950 2G. ( depending on how heavy gaming you do )

The monitor is ok, for gaming i like one with better response time though something like 2 ms.
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December 27, 2011 9:42:10 PM

really? thanks
how much differences when go from the 6950 1Gb to 6950 2GB ? is it specially use for crossfire purpose?
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December 27, 2011 9:46:39 PM

purple stank said:
If your planning on O.C.ing then the GTX560ti Hawk would be the best.Even if your not the factory O.C. on that version will allow it to be faster than both of those cards.Overall I think the GTX560ti Hawk is the better card but the reason it cost's so much is because of the factory O.C.Here's the same version without the O.C. but with 2GB of RAM for the same price.

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

If you get that card you should be able to O.C. to the same speeds as the Hawk.


But I live in Australia. Also this one not a one with HAWK.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 9:48:24 PM

The 2G is more for higher resolutions or multiple monitors, there are a few games though who like a bit more vram than only 1. So like i said if you do heavy gaming on ultra settings and want high fps go for a 2G, otherwise 1 G will do fine.
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a c 214 U Graphics card
December 27, 2011 10:26:31 PM

That was the 2GB model for the same price that's why I suggested it.But as robjordy is saying it really depends on what games you play and what type of graphic settings you want to play at.It wasn't until recently that games are starting to use more than 1GB of VRAM which means their will start to be more and more as time goes on.Maybe for lingativity's sake you would want a 2GB model.
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December 28, 2011 12:10:08 AM

GreenDutchAlien said:
It's about the same as the Hawk and you can oc that one easily yourself. ( it saves you 20 bucks )

http://www.centrecom.com.au/catalog/nvidia-gtx560ti-twi...


But you should see again the GTX 560 Ti Hawk is better than the 560 Ti twin (core clock 950 Mhz vs 880), and you can see the video below.

Henry
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December 28, 2011 4:57:36 AM

How much difference between the GTX 560 & GTX 560 Ti?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:01:59 AM

its worth it to get the TI for the extra bit of money. The 560 is kinda crippled compared to the TI.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:13:13 AM

for these prices the hawk looks to be the best deal.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 5:47:48 AM

purple stank said:
That was the 2GB model for the same price that's why I suggested it.But as robjordy is saying it really depends on what games you play and what type of graphic settings you want to play at.It wasn't until recently that games are starting to use more than 1GB of VRAM which means their will start to be more and more as time goes on.Maybe for lingativity's sake you would want a 2GB model.

2GB 6950 is not a faster card than a 1GB 6950 they are the same card only in higher resolutions the bigger 2GB frame buffer will look better because there will be less to no pop ins with the textures and sometime even full objects but the framerate will remain the same on both cards.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:15:05 AM

Gigabyte ATI RADEON 6950 OC 1GB, Core Clock 870 MHz - $268 +1
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:17:07 AM

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Texture pop in is more determined by the render distance in a certain game.
+1 to the hawk it is a nice card.

Bigger frame Buffer = better farther draw distances/graphics because they will not have pop in issues and that is kinda the point I was making LOL.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:33:39 AM

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Draw distance is not what a gpu does.
The game engine may allow for further dender distance and will be adjustable inside the game.

At the end of the day more VRAM = Less pop ins.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:40:09 AM

perhaps at resolutions greater than 1920x1080
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:44:18 AM

spentshells said:
perhaps at resolutions greater than 1920x1080

I get some pop ins in some games albeit on a small level @ 1680x1050 on my GTX 275 896mb GPU.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 6:52:27 AM

game ?
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a c 104 U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 9:59:42 AM

purple stank said:
That was the 2GB model for the same price that's why I suggested it.But as robjordy is saying it really depends on what games you play and what type of graphic settings you want to play at.It wasn't until recently that games are starting to use more than 1GB of VRAM which means their will start to be more and more as time goes on.Maybe for lingativity's sake you would want a 2GB model.



I do agree. I also believe there will be more and more games who want more than 1 G to run smoothly on ultra.
I stated this 4 months ago and got a lot of replies that i was a fool. Good to see i'm not the only fool then. :D 
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 10:08:44 AM

spentshells said:
game ?

Most Sandbox games and really for me it's not a big issue at all but for some Fickle people it apparently is but for me I just shut up and enjoy the game.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 1:29:01 PM

Set the draw distance ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2011 1:34:33 PM

spentshells said:
Set the draw distance ;) 

Some games don't have the option to set draw distance and some games it just does not matter GTA4
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